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A poem for peace

A poem for peace

By Aasam Kiani English translation by Bhatta Som Geo aur Jeenay do Live and let live Kon rom skta h raasta mohabbat ka Char soo chala jaye qafla mohabbat ka Who can stop the progression of love? the...
A poem for humanity

A poem for humanity

Manzar: 1947 aur ab Wo manzar kabhi na dekha maine Na dekhne ki koi gunjaaish hai Bohot suna, paRha hai uske mut’alliq Itna ke lagta hai, na dekhe huay bhi Wo manzar jiya hai maine Kaise koi...
With significant support, Pakistan ‘feel at home’ in Mohali

With significant support, Pakistan ‘feel at home’ in Mohali

MOHALI: For the second game in a row, the Pakistan cricket team found good support from fans when they took on Australia in a World Twenty20 group match here today. Non-stop chants of ‘Pakistan...
A poem for humanity

A poem for humanity

 Written after the horrific incident at Dadri in India where an enraged mob killed a man who allegedly injured their religious sentiments by consuming beef, this moving poem speaks to not just that...
An Indo-Pak mushaira evoking tears, laughter, seriousness

An Indo-Pak mushaira evoking tears, laughter, seriousness

Aligarh alum in New England pay tribute to Sir Syed Ahmed Khan with an Indo-Pak mushaira Pakistanis and Indians from the greater Boston area flocked in large numbers to an event at a high school...
Honouring Iqbal in the land of Tagore

Honouring Iqbal in the land of Tagore

The guest of honour Prof. Waleed Iqbal, flew to Kolkata from Lahore to receive the ‘Tarana-e-Hindi’ Award bestowed posthumously on his grandfather, Allama Iqbal Thousands of people in...
‘Jashn-e-Iqbal’ fest in Kolkata to boost ‘Aman ki Asha’

‘Jashn-e-Iqbal’ fest in Kolkata to boost ‘Aman ki Asha’

The West Bengal Urdu Academy will posthumously award Allama Iqbal the Tarana-e-Hind award that his grandson Waleed Iqbal is coming from Lahore to receive The West Bengal government in India hopes its...
The magic of Manto

The magic of Manto

Commemorating the 103rd birth anniversary of the great short story writer Sadat Hasan Manto in Kolkata with an evening of poetry, film and theatre Last week, intellectuals, activists and ordinary...
The power of Urdu poetry

The power of Urdu poetry

By Justice Markandey Katju The power of Urdu poetry was strikingly illustrated in a matter in which I had a hand, This was the case of Gopal Das, decided by a bench of the Supreme Court consisting of...
The global South Asian

The global South Asian

Rest in peace, Habib Wali Mohammad A tribute from across the border South Asia lost one its finest cultural talents last week in the death of Habib Wali Mohammad. He was perhaps the last of the...