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Dr Naazir Mahmood
Dr Naazir Mahmood

The writer holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK and works in Islamabad.

  • July 10, 2019

    The world of Zeffirelli

    Brooke Shields introduced me to Franco Zeffirelli. Not that I was friends with Brooke – but she took me to Franco, the Italian master of film and...

  • July 01, 2019

    Some more on Tipu and Tughluq

    My previous column about Girish Karnad and his plays ‘The Dreams of Tipu’ and ‘Tughluq’ drew the attention of readers more internationally...

  • June 24, 2019

    Girish Karnad, Tipu and Tughluq

    Not even a week had passed since the death of Enver Sajjad that another great actor, director, playwright, public intellectual, translator, and...

  • June 15, 2019

    The art of Enver Sajjad

    Dr Enver Sajjad, who died in Lahore on June 6, 2019, at the age of 84, started writing in the early 1950s when he was still a teenager. So his span...

  • June 05, 2019

    The rule of the Ms

    With the death of Thailand’s power-broker, General Prem Tinsulanonda, on May 26, 2019, at the age of 99, a long history of political meddling has...

  • May 24, 2019

    Don’t stoke the fire

    Karachi has seen a lot, pain and pleasure. After a long time, the city is enjoying relative peace. For the past two decades, we have not the...

  • May 18, 2019

    Que sera sera

    ‘Que Sera Sera – whatever will be, will be’, sung by Doris Day was the song that won millions of hearts the world over in the 1950s, and...