Art & Literature

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Paper on bench, Student on bed

Paper on bench, Student on bed

Saif Ali* Paper on bench,student on bed. The results declared, the student dead.   Mother dreamed him an apex seat. But his blood has adorned street.   Working hard ,day and night. Dreamed a lot ,but no eye sight.   Pellets have pierced his every part. Habitual of facing heavy gun shot.   Treading on […]

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The Smiling Goodbye!!!- A love Story

The Smiling Goodbye!!!- A love Story

Salman Jeelani* “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes, for those who love with heart and soul, there is no such thing as separation.” ~Rumi In the moonlit night, away from the holy land, penning down this, not knowing whether the plea will reach her, whether it will touch her lifeline and […]

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Khoon De Baaraw – A Poem

Khoon De Baaraw – A Poem

Fazili Zabirah* As the snowflakes kiss My lips I taste blood And It seems As if My martyrs up there Shower blood In retaliation to The bullets showered. It seems As if They remind me Of that night That passed That haunting night! It seems As if To keep the flashbacks stuck To my memory […]

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The Next Phase in the War on BDS: Why Israel Detained Omar Barghouti

The Next Phase in the War on BDS: Why Israel Detained Omar Barghouti

Ramzy Baroud* The Israeli state has violated international law more than any other country, yet has rarely, if ever, been held accountable for its crimes and misconduct.   Israel’s successful public relation campaigns through the ever-willing western media partners, coupled with the relentless work and pressure carried out by its powerful backers in Washington DC, London, Paris and elsewhere, […]

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Unheard ordeal of a Half Widow

Unheard ordeal of a Half Widow

Khan Ansur* Life has become a dirge, torn image, I’ve become alike silence has engulfed my life so, entangled in melancholy decade passed, as if a century I’ve gone through, with your memories, still waiting for you, vividly I remember those days, when you used to kiss my forehead you used to give me Eidi […]

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Be A Nomad

Be A Nomad

Javid Nisar*             The caravan of my wishes died out pathless, On seeing the scrapless life being lived here. At the base of a half-green mountain A paradisiac home to some itinerant folks. I instil my son the insight of nomadism, Said a two fistfuls bearded father. What is the […]

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Friday Focus – Salah ud Din Ayyubi: Personality Review

Friday Focus – Salah ud Din Ayyubi: Personality Review

          Faraz Ahmed* When this great Sultan died in 1193, he possessed one piece of gold and forty pieces of silver. He had given away his great wealth to his poor subjects, leaving nothing to pay for his funeral. Life Span: 55 (1138-1193 AD) Education: Although well versed in subjects of his […]

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Me, Facebook and She

Me, Facebook and She

Ishtiyaq Sibtain Joo* Recently one of my female Facebook friends (male readers beware of leaving the write up half way through to browse my friend list as it is not going to fetch you the desired results. She has blocked me) on Facebook posted, “Describe me in one word”. Before, I tell you the story, […]

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Mother- The Love Evergreen

Mother- The Love Evergreen

Idrees Mujtaba* Wish I could pen down the warmth of her love Wish I can clothe the concern evergreen She only understands when you can’t speak And makes you know your all around unseen The only example of an unending affection The greatest manifest of selfless care This love is eternal while the others bootless […]

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A short story-The Night Of Heart-Break and The Trio!

A short story-The Night Of Heart-Break and The Trio!

Salman Jeelani* He is just a wanderer wandering in search of her. But inside only the Lord knows what fire is on! “Out of sufferings have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars” ~Khalil Gibran He belonged to one of the major town and she was from the hub of […]