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What keeps poetry from falling into the realm of prose is that visceral, evocative imagery; one that is too fragmented and obscure to not be unsettling.

Not that good prose is incapable of the same, but in essence a short story or a novel cannot be too abstruse. …

The death of Jami… (illustrated by Komal Mahmood)

A dying and rising archetypal god is a staple among many cultures and quite possibly one of the most popular and extensively studied. The Christians have Jesus, and parallels are to be found in most mythologies. However, birth-death-rebirth is a cyclical process and as such represents the beneficence of earth…

The cover of “HYPNOS BOUND; A Chthonic Rhythm”

I wrote this book so naturally I am biased and was about to call it the next Booker Prize winner, but alas…on Medium it is for now!

I would however like to offer an objective critical review of the book (as objective as is possible for me in an authorial…

(UPDATE: This article got me the prestigious AGAHI Award Journalist of the Year 2021 in the category ‘Foresight and Futures’, honoring Pakistani journalists.)

The French revolution was perhaps the biggest European media event. The massive dissemination of anti-conservative philosophy, feminist propaganda, and a thorough resection of traditional political framework was…

A picture from the Aurat March (Women’s march) held on March 2020 as a protest against patriarchal norms in the country

Since the current socio-political scenario in Pakistan is hot with the demand to complete the wave of Feminist protests which were left (almost) incomplete due to backlash from conservatives in March this year, I want to underline a few implications of the trending Aurat March (Women’s March) now taking over…

Komal Mahmood

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