Conversation On Book, “The Roots Of Fake News”

PCIM and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) hosted a conversation, moderated by Raza Rumi, with authors Brian Winston and Matthew Winston about…

Pakistan Food Culture, Recipes, Cuisines: Discussion with Niloferr Qazi and Haya Emaan

Connoisseurs of food Niloferr Afridi Qazi and Haya Emaan talk with Raza Rumi about the richness of Pakistani cuisine, its unique tastes, techniques and…

LLF 2021: Raza Rumi Discusses ‘Desi Delicacies’ Book By Claire Chambers

In Lahore Literary Festival 2021, Raza Rumi moderated a panel discussion with author Claire Chambers who shed light on her latest work ‘Desi Delicacies’.…

Dr Aamir Butt has translated Sahir’s great poem into English | Mufamat

Mufamat: Compromise Nasheb-e-arz pe zarroñ ko mushta.il pā kar bulandiyoñ pe safed-o-siyāh mil hī ga.e jo yādgār the bāham satīza-kārī kī ba-faiz-e-vaqt vo dāman ke chaak…

What It Means To Be A Pakistani. Exploring South Asian Diaspora With Raza Rumi

The following interview is conducted by Daneesh Majid with Ahmad Raza Rumi on the subjects of identity, society and culture.  A man who has…

Govt To Restore, Reopen Historic Sikh Temples Soon

Hocane Sisters Labelled Food As The Sole Cause Of Depression

Enduring Threads

Raza Rumi Raza Rumi was fascinated by artist Aasim Akhtar’s unique curation of Pakistani textile heritage at the Rawalpindi NCA – Click here to…

“Living in today’s Pakistan” – an interview for WPKN

From Tidings Blog featuring my interview which was broadcast on WPKN radio last year. Yes I have been a little lazy in posting all…

On Kabir, Bulleh Shah and Lalon Shah

Not a great recording of my talk at Kuch Khaas, Islamabad. Kuch Khaas_ Raza Rumi on Kabir, Bulleh Shah and… by razarumi1  …

Oldest university on earth is reborn after 800 years

Nalanda, an ancient seat of learning destroyed in 1193, will rise again thanks to a Nobel-winning economist By Andrew Buncombe During the six centuries…

Beo Zafar – Pakistan’s ace-comediane

A short piece that I wrote on Beo, Pakistan’s ace-comediane whose talents are diverse and ever-blooming. Beo [Khala] as I have known her for…

Bulleh Shah’s admission

Bulleh-a aashiq hoyiyon Rabb da, Hoai Malamat Lakh Tenon Kafir Kafir aakhdey, toon aaho aaho aakh (Bulleh Shah) Bulleh lover of G-d, a million…

Culture, conservation in Toronto – ideas and plans

My dear [cyber-]friend Shaheen Sultan has sent this interesting email. Those who are interested in helping her with the cultural and conservation efforts can…

Mian Mir’s 384th Urs

Mian Mir’s death anniversary celebrations are commencing today. Mian Mir is regarded as one of the greatest Sufi saints of the Subcontinent. He belonged…

Tributes on Sand – on the shores of Puri

Sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik creates a sand sculpture of Pakistani  leader Benazir Bhutto, following her assassination, at a beach in Puri,…

Art & Culture

Art Concerns Bengali Art Calligraphy Egyptology Harappa Hermitage, St Petersburg Indoislamica Indus Colours Indus Valley Civilisation Iranian Art Islamic Art and Culture Louvre, France…

Peace to Beirut with all my heart…

Thanks to Aman Azhar for contributing this post and introducing Robert Fisk’s recent piece on the misery of Lebanon – “Fairouz, the most popular…

Mian Mir

Yesterday, devotees were lighting lamps at the shrine of Mian Mir in Lahore to commemorate the saint’s 383rd Urs (death anniversary). Full article here >>…

The personal is political

January 22, 2017: The personal is political (Dawn) Pakistani American artist Anila Quayyum Agha has been celebrated for her groundbreaking sculptural installation ‘Intersections’ that earned…