Archive for February 2007

اقبال تیرے دیس کا کیا حال سناوٰں

February 26, 2007

اقبال تیرے دیس کا کیا حال سناوٰں (امیر الاسلام ہاشمی) دہقان تو مرکھپ گیا اب کس کو جگاوٰں ملتا ہے کہاں خوشہٰ گندم کہ جلاوٰں شاہین کا ہے گنبدشاہی پہ بسیرا کنجشک فرومایہ کو اب کس سے لڑاوٰں اقبال تیرے دیس کا کیا حال سناوٰں ہر داڑھی میں تنکا ہے،ہر ایک آنکھ میں شہتیر مومن […]

Islamabad the beautiful / ہمارا خوبصورت اسلام آباد

February 26, 2007

Islamabad is the beautiful capital of Pakistan…perhaps the most beautiful capital in the world! Doesn’t hurt to be patriotic once in a while. 🙂 Now you can read a “tourist’s” view of the city. MQ has recently returned to the city after a long absence and puts down his impressions in this excellent article at […]

Pakistan’s Basant Festival

February 23, 2007

  Young Pakistani women dance to the beat of a drum during the colourful spring festival locally known as ‘bassant’ in Lahore, 17 February 2002. Thousands of kite lovers celebrated the famous and traditional Bassant Festival in Lahore by arranging parties and musical shows. Credit: ThingsAsian

Short History of Pakistan / پاکستان کی مختصر ترین تاریخ

February 23, 2007

وسعت اللہ خان 2007-02-22, 12:54 11اگست 1947۔ آج کے بعد مملکتِ خداداد میں ہندو ہندو نہیں رہے گا۔ عیسائی عیسائی نہیں اور مسلمان مسلمان نہیں۔ مذہبی معنوں میں نہیں بلکہ سیاسی معنوں میں۔ ریاست کے نزدیک سب لوگ بلا امتیازِ مذہب و ملت برابر کے شہری ہوں گے۔ (قائداعظم کا آئین ساز اسمبلی سے خطاب) […]

Lipstick in School

February 22, 2007

(You’ve got to love this principal) According to a news report, a certain private school in Washington was recently faced with a unique problem. A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick they would press […]

Remembering Faiz Ahmad Faiz / يادِ فيض

February 13, 2007

Today is Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s 96th birthday. If you, like me, feel indebted to him or are a fan of his poetry then please read this excellent post by Adil Najam on All things Pakistan. Happy birthday! Faiz. !فيض سالگرہ مبارک

Munir Niazi / منير نيازی کی ياد ميں

February 10, 2007


My cousin getting married / نويدِ مسرت

February 8, 2007

My cousin is getting married on 17 March 2007. She is a native of  Wah Cantt but has lived in Islamabad for zillions of years. She now calls New Jersey home. Aaargh….koi aur jaga nahain mili?…………. Just kidding. 🙂 Please join me in congratulating her. Congratulations Aapi.

Work vs Prison / کام يا قيد

February 7, 2007

Recycled from I am Rainbow …… and still valid. 🙂 IN PRISON ……….. you spend the majority of your time in an 8X10 cell. AT WORK ………… you spend the majority of your time in a 6X8 cubicle. IN PRISON………. you get three meals a day. AT WORK ……… only get a break for one meal […]

“Maulana” Fazlul Rehman given second life by an Ahmadi / “مولانا کا احمدی حضرات کا ”بائيکاٹ

February 6, 2007

“Maulana” Fazlul Rehman needs no introduction to Pakistanis. He appears as a religious scholar of sort however no one has witnessed this scholarship as yet. He is renowned more for his political jugglery. Recently Maulana had a heart trouble and needed angioplasty. The operation was carried out successfully in a private hospital in Lahore by Dr […]