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Red Paradise

Red Paradise

Zahid Mantoo and Ather Mantoo In winter, the silent night, the “flurry” snow of “white paradise” and a sigh of peace. At dawn, the “blizzard” with blowing snow from “Pir Panjal”. …limbs rive in the orchards of paradise. It is not the chlamydomonas nivalis(algae) Growing in the orchard’s of paradise that turns white into red… […]

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The Lost Heaven

The Lost Heaven

Hurmat Altaf Beauty is everywhere, heavenly one was here. Mountains are all around, echoing voices used to go round and round. Lakes and rivers were the allure of this heaven, like that of the beauty of Helen. Tulips of this heaven used to bloom, until they met those who began to revulsion. Birds like dove, […]

 Zahid Mantoo

The vale lit by blazed maple leaf

The vale lit by blazed maple leaf

My eyes lit up by its luring beauty when I saw the “Vale” cradled in the lap of charming alps. With snow-capped pinnacles and colossal leas wrapped with verdure foliage. Pristine lakes with scintillating water. Turbulent waters gushing from the lakes. Pulsating and quivering like quicksilver. Cascading over the rocks. Cold zephyr and veiled azure […]

 Soudha Sultana

Fake Freedom

Fake Freedom

Under these Bullets and bombs Missiles and drones Our skin tone is not Still humanised enough To touch the merit of Human Rights… Because we don’t own Manacles of your So called “Revolutions” That are still caging our words In the prison of your “Fake freedom” Keep terrorizing Keep killing Keep droning our acreage Till […]

 Dr Ashraf Lone

My Reads of 2018

My Reads of 2018

Though nowadays, newspapers are just away a click of a finger but facebook has made it even easier. Follow any newspaper or magazine facebook page, you will get daily articles/updates in your facebook news feed. I don’t remember how many articles I might have read in 2018. May be in hundreds or a thousand above, […]

 Sheikh Aatif

I was lost

I was lost

I was lost in the middle of a sea I don’t know where to go Like a ship I was sailing For myself I was wailing Though I was searching my destiny To find the smile and end my agony It was not cushy for me Because I was lost in the middle of a […]

 Zahid Mantoo

I wanna fly

I wanna fly

I wanna fly, don’t stop me; Here is animosity which stops me; When I see myself the arrow pierced me. If they have athirst of me; See yourself why you kill me; I wanna fly don’t stop me. Don’t kill the desires of me; My mother is waiting for me; She wanders to see a […]

 Lubna Binti Nayeem

Expectations Evoke Forlorn

Expectations Evoke Forlorn

Don’t turn a deaf ear to share If thou would truly bear to hear Then truth be told be all eyes Expectations are trifling but all lies Deal with folks don’t give the slip Eventhough feels lesser and to clip If thou in a cut and thrust Choke them up so to rust Would be […]

 Wasif Butt

Patience Awaits

Patience Awaits

Delay your love until, Sorrowful endings become beautiful evenings Mournings pave way to breeze-filled mornings And, winter shadows no more linger Autumn sings prelude of spring and summer. Postpone your desire to feel happy until, Every grieved face finally sends some light Each bad heart faces no bad sight And, light enters to hunt into […]

 Ishfaq Yatoo

July Jeopardizes

July Jeopardizes

Kashmir lahoo ka darya Alack! July again… Eighth night… A nightmare! Chilling agony pierced my marrows. Promptly, He whispered in the right ear, “Shush! I am alive to cheer you, eternally” I replied with tears: “We take refuge in your ACT… Refuge from the tyrant. Thanks for the legacy! You attained an eternal youth. We […]

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