Beirut – taste of smoke and fire (Best Photos 2006)

Many months ago I wrote about a popular song by the Lebanese singer Fairouz. To Beirut – peace to Beirut with all my heart…

Don’t set your heart on bones (Rumi)

Little by little God takes away human beauty… Read poem here >>…

Mission Accomplished – Louise Rill on Iraq

Stumbling upon Louise Rill’s poetry website was rewarding. I found this unyielding poem on Iraq operation signifying the emotions of many citizens in the…

Sharif Kunjahi’s ‘The Village’

Found this lovely poem in a piece that mourns the death of a prominent Punjabi poet, Sharif Kunjahi. Read poem here >>…

Iraq – Emptiness of War (Unforgettable photos)

I could not sleep well this weekend. The images from Iraq, some sent by friends and the others discovered on the Internet kept on…

Hazrat Ali’s letter – testament of human rights and equality

Ali bin Abi Talib, the fourth Caliph and son-in-law of the Prophet Mohammed, wrote a long letter of guidance after appointing Maalik al-Ashtar to…

Picasso’s Guernica – Timeless relevance

Picasso’s Guernica is an immortal mural painting. It shows the horrors of the war in a timeless fashion. More from David Hart’s amazing website…

Friendship Train Blast – Derailing the peace process (yet again)

Blast kills 67 on India-Pakistan friendship train PANIPAT, India, Feb 19 (AFP) At least 67 people burned to death after a blast aboard a…

This moved me to tears – Suspect Paki’s anguish

The last time I cross-posted a piece from Suspect Paki, it was about the ‘political’ and the alienation of British Muslims. However, this time…

We Are All Dr Faustus – Parveen Shakir

Last month, in the freezing climes of Islamabad, we talked about Parveen Shakir, Pakistan’s popular poet who died at a young age. One of…

Bridging the Divide – Ham Asar Urdu from Denmark

We remember the Danish Cartoons controversy and the reaction it evoked across the Muslim world. I was pleasantly surprised to find out about this…

In Conversation With Raza Rumi About PM Imran Khan’s Performance, Media Censorship And More

In this special video, Naya Daur Editor Raza Rumi talks to Ailia Zehra about political situation of the country including the “accountability” drive, media…

Karachi airport attack a sign of wider security challenges

The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack on Karachi airport, that’s killed at least 28 people, including the ten suicide terrorists. The…

Jinnah’s Pakistan cannot be abandoned

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