khwaab marte nahiiN... Faraz is gone. And this may be a good time to salute that gang of Pakistani troublemakers who shaped its progressive Urdu aesthetic, and who continued to sing and write poems about the commoners in their distinctive met
The second piece in our irregular series on progressive Urdu poets looks at Urdu poetry's flirtation with modernity, with examples from Sahir, Kaifi and Majaaz
For one, Ayatollah Khomeini would probably never have seen a televised protest which prompted him to issue that infamous fatwa proscribing a book he had himself never read....
Beginning a new series on progressive Urdu poets with this appreciation - Sahir Ludhianvi's Aesthetic Experiment - that the author plans to follow with similar profiles of Faiz, Makhdoom, Kaifi Azmi and others.
"What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?" So asked CLR James in 1963. Yet again, in this World Cup, cricket became the theater to enact a complex moral position vis-a-vis nationalism.
It is certainly possible for all Muslims to issue their own fatwa. To Imam Bukhari and his recommendation that every Muslim follow the Taliban in jihad, I simply say no.
Police stage at a security fence ahead of a rally near the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The rally was planned by allies of former President Donald Trump and aimed at supporting the so-called "political prisoners" of the...AP Photo/Nathan Howard
Members of an election commission listen to 82-year old Nadezhda Tredina, as they come to help her to vote during the Parliamentary elections at her house in Nikolayevka village outside Omsk, Russia. Sunday will be the...AP Photo/Evgeniy Sofiychuk
Mexican tourists pose for a selfie in front of the wrapped Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris. The "L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped" project by late artist Christo and Jeanne-Claude is on view from, Sept.18 to Oct. 3, 2021....AP Photo/Francois Mori
French acrobat Nathan Paulin walks a highline from the Eiffel Tower across the Seine River, as part of events around France for National Heritage Days Paris in Paris.Alain Jocard, Pool via AP
Liverpool's James Milner, left, vies for the ball with Crystal Palace's Conor Gallagher during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England.AP Photo/Jon Super
India is poised to become a global education hub with the government introducing major policy changes
Outlook's annual ranking of India’s top 50 State Private Universities in 2021 will help students make an informed choice.
Jain to Patidar. Was caste a decisive factor in the BJP’s choice for CM during the recent change of guard in Gujarat?
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates
We can do anything with the Cloud. Buy and sell, eat, cook, get our clothes, houses, cars, watch movies, read books, listen to music, talk, write, communicate, ask, create, teach, learn, heal…. Schools must prepare children for this world.