POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 17, 2014 AT 20:55 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 17, 2014 20:55 IST

Peshawar, 16 December, 2014.

"Pablo Neruda once asked if you could have a line which says “the blood of children flowed on the streets?” What is there that can match the blood of children flowing on the streets? This is also an aesthetic problem, and the way he solves it is by writing “And the blood of children flowed on streets like the blood of children flows on the streets." There is no equivalence outside itself."

Agha Shahid Ali. August 1997. (H/T Professor Suvir Kaul on Facebook)
 


 

Since words fail, we give you a Faiz poem, sung by Iqbal Bano, with a rough, inadequate translation:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 17, 2014 AT 20:55 IST, Edited At: Dec 17, 2014 20:55 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 17, 2014 AT 16:39 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 17, 2014 16:39 IST

The Indian papers:


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POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 17, 2014 AT 16:39 IST, Edited At: Dec 17, 2014 16:39 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Oct 10, 2014 AT 23:17 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 10, 2014 23:17 IST

Excerpts from a telephone interview with Kailash Satyarthi following the announcement of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, 10 October 2014 conducted by Adam Smith, Chief Scientific Officer of Nobel Media.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 09, 2014 AT 21:37 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 09, 2014 21:37 IST

While President Barack Obama was busy meeting a departing United States Secret Service agent and his wife in the Oval Office on June 23, 2014, the accompanying child seems to have decided to dive into a sofa to alleviate his boredom.

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POSTED BY Prarthna Gahilote ON Jul 22, 2014 AT 23:43 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 22, 2014 23:43 IST

How difficult is it really to understand that it’s not okay to kill children? Children, playing on the beach, huddled inside warm homes or those others just staying put in the surroundings that they have always called home?

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POSTED BY Prarthna Gahilote ON Jul 22, 2014 AT 23:43 IST, Edited At: Jul 22, 2014 23:43 IST
     
 
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