Author Mashal Usman

Enter the Playwright

Gracious and indefatigable, Haseena Moin is the consummate professional and one of the few living legends who played an instrumental role in forging PTV’s golden era of drama. In this candid chat with Narratives, she reminisces upon her illustrious career in the Pakistani media industry. *** You have had a very intense relationship with the […]

By: Mashal Usman

Arts and Media in Retrospect

Veteran thespian Talat Hussain recalls Pakistani media’s days of yore     Known for his signature baritone voice and stellar screen presence, Mr. Talat Hussain has graced the media industry for more than five decades, winning hearts and minds with his power-packed performances. He forayed into radio in the early 1960s when Pakistan’s media was […]

By: Mashal Usman

Artistic Reflections

When I stepped into Rahat Kazmi sahib’s office, thick spirals of smoke were billowing towards the ceiling and the tiny, dark room was entirely submerged in a sheen of grey. For a fleeting moment, I felt like the spectator in a theatre who waits with bated breath for the stage fog to settle and the […]

By: Mashal Usman