The sway of the Bauls:Oblivious minstrels of soul

Out of the Quagmire “By Ratnadeep Banerji “The sway of the Bauls:Oblivious minstrels of soul” – Organiser – New Delhi, India Weekly issue: August…

End of the Enlightenment

This is a 2005 piece published by NewScientist.com and authored by Debora Mackenzie is an interesting read. I have often wondered where the world…

Sufism and its reality

Summary of a speech delivered by Syed Asmat Gilani Up till the 19 century, the dominant thought in the West was that ‘science’ was…

Revelations of war crimes and moralizing idealism

By Charles Bogle (found here) The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism, by Ron Suskind.…

Choose A Suffering

 Choose A Suffering Yesterday in the assembly I saw my soul inside the jar of the one who pours. “Don’t forget your job,” I…

Ghalib’s grave – treasury of meanings is under the ground

The inscription on Ghalib’s tomb-stone in Arabic and Persian followed by translation: a hai’yii ya qaiyuum rashk-e-‘Urfi va faKhr-e-Talib murd Asadullah Khan Ghalib murd…

VIEW: The global artist

VIEW: The global artist — Saleem H Ali It is a refreshing mark of our times that artists are being engaged at such forums…

main Khayaal huuN kisii aur kaa,

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SKb0gOR8SU] main Khayaal huuN kisii aur kaa, mujhe sochataa koii aur hai sareaaiinaa meraa aks hai, paseaaiinaa koii aur hai main kisii ke dastetalab…

Watermelon = Natural Viagra?

Watermelon = Natural Viagra? by Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, PREVENTION, on Wed Jul 2, 2008 12:14pm PDT Read More from This Author » 29…

Muslims feel like Jews of Europe – UK Minister

What an alamring statement coming from a Minister in the UK. LAHORE: Britain’s first Muslim minister has attacked the growing culture of hostility against…

Carpet cleaning methods

Discovered that there are multiple methods of carpet cleaning. I thought there was just a single way. Before engaging carpet cleaners, it is important…

Rites of Sense – a poem

Meena Alexander’s poem Rites of Sense’ concerns the fundamental question of freedom . The poem was published in Meena Alexander’s book, Illiterate Heart (TriQuarterly…

Jahane Rumi Was Down

A regular maintenance procedure meant that the website was inaccessible. Many thanks for those who wrote to inquire about Jahane Rumi’s status. But I…

Reviewing Pakistani Blogosphere – top ten stuff

I had written this piece for Shirazi Saheb’s wonderful blog – The Light Within. I am cross-posting it here. There is just one omission…

Not again –

Sometime back I had written a piece on the Kafkaesque nature of our history. The recent events though not altogether unexpected nor peculiar reminded…

On stereotyping

I posted an article on female stereotyping at  All Things Pakistan blog. There was a bit of discussion but I was also chided as…

A little more recogniton..

Jahane Rumi has been noted as a “thinking” blog by WhirledView which itself is a blog of immense substance and range. Read it here…

Murree’s best kept secret

Tamania visited Murree on a weekday and found the ambiance charming despite the senseless “development” that has taken place at this Pakistani hill station.…

Thinking Blogger Award?

Jahane Rumi has been conferred with the ‘thinking blogger’ award – read here. This is quite encouraging even though there is not much of…

Thanking my readers

Jahane Rumi (JR) is being noted. Just saw that Islamabadblog has ranked this blog among the top ten. I never thought that JR would…
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