A Memory Keeper’s Letter

Posted by in English, Pakistan on 13. Aug, 2013 | 5 Comments

Do you remember Fatima, our last days at the house? Or rather mine, I should say. I know you outlived me. I always knew you would. You had certain strengths about you that I envied but it was exactly these strengths you possessed that kept me going.I swear I would have succumbed to my anxieties […]

R.I.P Mehdi Hassan

Posted by in Pakistan, Todays Thought, Urdu Poetry on 13. Jun, 2012 | 2 Comments

I cannot express the amount of grief I am feeling at this particular moment. No I am not crying, but my heart is. He was not related to me not at least in the sense we define relatives. Did he know me? I would say yes, he may not know me as an individual but […]

Prophecies of Abul Kalam

Posted by in Pakistan, Religion, Todays Thought on 13. Apr, 2012 | 16 Comments

I doubt if any of you is yet to hear the audio clip being played on our television channels again and again. It is a speech made by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad during a Jummah procession in Dehli mosque on October 23rd 1947. The first time I heard this it gave me goosebumps. How closely […]

Reflections on the murder of Salman Taseer

Posted by in Pakistan, Religion, Todays Thought on 04. Jan, 2012 | 6 Comments

Today marks the first death anniversary of Mr Salman Taseer. The man needs no introduction in the local as well as international circuit. Most of us know him not because of the life he lived or the political associations he had but because of the manner in which he died. Exactly an year ago on […]

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