To the angel, Asifa Bano!

Art & Literature

To the angel, Asifa Bano!

Syedah Mutahharah A beautiful angel, With a wise standard, Just at the age of eight- Set her journey to the gardens, The beautiful gardens of paradise! Joyful days are for children, So were for her. In the same course, She…

Kout Czolukh! (A wailing of a mother)

Art & Literature

Kout Czolukh! (A wailing of a mother)

kout czu'lukh mae yett traeweth ha heow bah chaane rus daywaan chas ha heow kout czu'lukh hii kout czu'lukh yelle' baabe' saeb choun gharr yewaan chaane yen'nech khabr goud su prichaan Ess ha wen ti pra'raan cze ma aakh ha…

Remembering Allama Iqbal

Art & Literature

Remembering Allama Iqbal

Peer Bilal Baba and M Altaf Kumhar Dr Allama Iqbal, a Sialkot born philosopher and poet, studied literature, law and philosophy at Government College at Lahore and Cambridge University. Later he did his PhD at the University of Munich. Eighty…

Lahoo kay dag (A poem in Urdu)

Art & Literature

Lahoo kay dag (A poem in Urdu)

Hilal Qadir Mere qaatil Humesha qatl kar k tum Siyah qaanoon k bal pe Yun hii bach kar nikalte ho Magar iss garm aur Taza laho kii Tumhare haath par failii Yeh cHeentein kon dhoyega! Tumhari aasteeno'n par Laho k…

Rape as a political tool

Politics

Rape as a political tool

Rape in a conflict or under repressive regimes, is neither incidental nor private. It routinely serves a strategic function and acts as a tool for achieving specific military or political objectives. Like other human rights abuses, rape serves as a…

Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel is a Matter of Policy

Politics

Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel is a Matter of Policy

The term 'media bias’ does not do justice to the western corporate media's relationship with Israel and Palestine. The relationship is, indeed, far more profound than mere partiality. It is not ignorance, either. It is a calculated and long-term campaign,…