Abdul Rehman Momin

Abdul Rehman Momin

Abdul Rehman Momin is presently completing his BA (Hons.) from Karachi University and is associated with a children’s magazine, Sathee. He also hosts a literary programme on a private channel. Momin began writing poetry in 2011 and soon acquired an eminent position amongst upcoming young poets. Although, he is not particularly inclined towards any one genre, he usually expresses himself through ghazal. He is inspired by Mirza Ghalib and Allama Iqbal.

Adrian A. Husain

Adrian A. Husain

Adrian A. Husain is a scholar, literary critic, and poet in the English language. He presently teaches at the College of Business Management, Karachi. Husain is the author of Politics and Genre in Hamlet Oxford University Press, and a monograph on Richard II titled Time and the King. His articles and poetry have been published in well-known literary journals and anthologies such as Pieces of Eight and The Blue Wind. He is the author of Desert Album, a selection of poems published by Oxford University Press in 1997. A recipient of the Guinness Poetry Prize, Husain was given the tribute by the late Khalid Hassan as ‘the finest living Pakistani poet writing in English’.

Afia Aslam

Afia Aslam

Afia Aslam is an editor, writer, and award-winning blogger based in Karachi. She is a co-founder and director of Desi Writers’ Lounge (DWL), a global platform for new writing from South Asia, and was editor of DWL’s literary magazine, Papercuts, for five years. She and her husband are the founders of Pakistan’s only international short-story prize, the Dastaan Award. Ms Aslam’s essays and articles have appeared in various publications in Pakistan and abroad.

Ahmed Shah

Ahmed Shah

Ahmed Shah was the first elected President of the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, and has continued to serve in that capacity for the past 11 years. During Shah’s tenure, the Arts Council has seen an upsurge in its activities, including theatre festivals, music festivals, youth festivals, dance festivals, literary festivals, and activities highlighting socio-political issues

Ahmer Ali Rizvi

Ahmer Ali Rizvi

Ahmer Ali Rizvi is an enthusiast Birdwatcher and Wildlife Explorer from Karachi having special interest in migratory birds. He has been exploring wildlife all around the country for more than 20 years and shows keen interest to watch and document migratory birds that visit the coastal belt of Karachi. He has been sharing his experiences through various articles in newspaper, magazines and on other social forums. He is also a founder member of Birdwatcher’s Club of Pakistan and Sindh Wildlife Club. he has also worked in various documentaries relating to wildlife for local TV channels, one of the most famous was Birdwatching in Karachi by Geo TV.