August 21, 2018 4:56 pm
The story is about learning by doing; while students clamour for the teacher’s blood, Kakku finds what being a student—and a teacher—is all about.
August 21, 2018 3:30 pm
Ismat Chughtai was one of the pillars in Urdu literature and through her writing she constantly shed light on issues like female desires and sexuality, conflicts of the middle class and their aspirations.
August 21, 2018 3:28 pm
Ismat Chughtai was writing alongside Saadat Hasan Manto, Rajinder Singh Bedi, and explored female sexuality, class conflict, and middle-class morality through her writings. One of her most enduring works remains the short story, Lihaaf (The Quilt).
August 21, 2018 6:02 pm
Ismat Chughtai: In adherence to the literary movement of the partition era, Chughtai was one of the most notable beacons of the Progressive Writer's Association- an umbrella organisation of left-leaning writers with Marxist undercurrents which included writers like Manto and Faiz Ahmad 'Faiz'.
April 14, 2018 1:10 am
The third Motley play based on Ismat Chughtai’s writings, Aurat! Aurat!! Aurat!!!, is an intimate portrayal of the maverick author and her ideologies.
September 18, 2015 10:43 am
In the countdown to CLF 2015, the birth centenary of Chughtai was celebrated in Chandigarh with an absorbing session at the Alliance Francaise on Thursday.
August 10, 2015 11:55 am
Ismat wrote as she spoke, and vice versa: in the style of women from sharif families in western Uttar Pradesh, a language now known as begumati zubaan.
November 15, 2014 12:05 am
With a restored print and surround sound, Garm Hava returns to theatres after four decades.
May 06, 2012 3:23 am
Actor Naseeruddin Shah on the beauty of Mantos works.
April 21, 2012 11:48 pm
Ismat Chughtais exuberant portrait of herself