Author

Author details

HUMRA QURAISHI

Humra Quraishi is a writer, columnist and journalist.
She has authored Kashmir: The Unending tragedy, Reports From the Frontlines, Kashmir: The Untold Story, Views: Yours and Mine, Bad Time Tales, More Bad Time Tales, Divine Legacy: Dagars & Dhrupad and Meer. She has co- authored The Good The Bad and The Ridiculous: Profiles, Absolute Khushwant and a series of writings with the late Khushwant Singh. Her take on what's it like to be a singleton in today's turbulent times, is part of the Penguin published anthology, Chasing the Good Life: On Being Single. And, one of her essays, The State Can't Snatch Away our Children is part of the Zubaan published anthology, Of Mothers And Others.
Her essay in the volume on the 1984 Sikh riots, 1984: In Memory and Imagination is titled, Why not a Collective Cry for Justice!

 

Related Articles

Signs of the times: Death and Destruction

Humra Quraishi recalls Saadat Hasan Manto in the month of his birth, and imagines what he would have said and written in these...

Read More

Signs of the times: Not afraid of the dark

Humra Quraishi describes one part of the apocalypse we are experiencing in India right now – only one part.

Read More

A genius having mastered many arts: Satyajit Ray

Humra Quraishi revisits the auteur Satyajit Ray’s life on the eve of his hundredth birth anniversary

Signs of the times: Nothing’s right

Humra Quraishi says that the signs of fascism are spreading, yet as mute spectators we sit quiet and subdued.

Signs of the times: She’s a street fighter

Humra Quraishi questions EVMs, expresses fear and helplessness among people with regard to dem...

Read More

Signs of the times: Imagine all the people…

Humra Quraishi wonders if it is the need of this time to revive the Progressive Writers Movement in India.

Signs of the times: You’re changing

Humra  Quraishi wonders if the bleak days will continue with new strains of the corona and the communal virus spreading.<...

Read More

Sign of the times: The sun shines on everybody

“Why don’t the people of today take lessons from our history, literature and poetry”, asks Humra Quraishi Read More

Sign of the Times: Tyranny is simply tyranny!

Humra Quraishi discusses the state of eternal damnation, which those who are released after having spent years of imprisonment...

Read More

She left when she was too young: Meena Kumari

Humra Quraishi recalls her meeting with Rukhsar-e-Zehra, stepdaughter of the  legendary actor Meena Kumari.

Read More