Monthly Archives: March 2014

A cherished friendship is indeed an incomparable wealth

The poor young man had been in love with his friend. They had known each other since childhood. The change in fortunes, for the better, of the father of the girl (through some dubious means people say) did not dent … Continue reading

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The world has turned sweet. Why this rapture?

The 1960’s were a time of turmoil and anxiety to an young nation and its people particularly its youngsters. The country was faced with the debilitating effect of wars with its neighbours. Here is a cheerful and beautiful hopeful song … Continue reading

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The abandoned mandirs of Rawalpindi: Shiraz Hassan

Originally posted on KAFILA – 10 years of a common journey:
Guest post by SHIRAZ HASSAN The entry to a temple in Gunjmandi. All photos by Shiraz Hasan In the early 19th century, the British made Rawalpindi the central seat of…

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A lone swallow that brought the warmth of summer into a frosty winter

Here is a link to a post I had written some while ago about The Happy Prince, that I studied when I was young And here is a link to an audio rendering of an extract from the story.

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The port of destination waits forlorn for the vessel adrift.

Here is an interesting YouTube video clip which juxtaposes vivid, nice visuals on to a great song from the great movie, ‘Mutyala Muggu’ Here is my attempt at translation of a beautiful lyric penned by Gunturu Seshendra Sarma evidently in … Continue reading

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