Quaid-i-Azam : Father of the nation

Quaid-i-Azam : Father of the nation

Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah: Father of the nation By Syeda Mahwish Fatima Naqvi Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was born on December 25, 1876 at Wazir Mansion, Karachi, and was the first of seven children of Jinnahbhai Poonja, a prosperous merchant. After being taught at home, Jinnah was sent...

Urdu Poetry

Urdu Poetry

Before going on to a consideration of other poems, it would be appropriate to insert here Faiz's brief and characteristic comments on himself. I hate to talk about myself. This is so because it is the habit of all bores.  

Ibn-e-Insha

Ibn-e-Insha

Insha Jee utho...Ab kooch karo! This verse always crosses my mind whenever the name of Ibn-e-Insha is mentioned around. A poet, columnist, humorist, and travelogue writer loved for past five decades by Urdu language readers around the globe. I still remember the first time I got introduced to Insha...

Mehdi Hassan by Saqib Razaq

Mehdi Hassan by Saqib Razaq

Mehdi Hassan,“A sublime voice” Renowned ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan has recently been suffering from ill health caused by a paralytic stroke. Fortunately he is on the road to recovery and hopes to resume his singing career. Saqib Razaq looks back at an eventful career of the artiste who single ...

Noor Jehan

Noor Jehan

Noor Jehan’s immortal melodies She sang her swan-song for Sakhi Badshah, a Punjabi movie released in 1997 and then Noor Jehan, the Melody Queen, gave her last bow on the stage of South Asian music on December 23, 2000. The story of Noor Jehan’s incredible success that started during the Brit...

SILVER SCREEN: Golden Girls

SILVER SCREEN: Golden Girls

SILVER SCREEN: Golden Girls  There's no denying the fact that Bollywood has invaded the hearts and minds of Pakistanis in a big way during the last decade or so. What's unfortunate, though, is that this has happened at the expense of our own cinema. It wasn't always like this, however. For almost ...


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Quaid-e-Azam: Father of the nation

Quaid-e-Azam: Father of the nation

Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was born on December 25, 1876 at Wazir Mansion, Karachi, and was the...

Jinnah - An Intro of Quaid

Jinnah - An Intro of Quaid

Pakistan, one of the largest Muslim states in the world, is a living and exemplary monument of Quaid-i-Azam...

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Shafiqur Rehman - A joy for ever

Shafiqur Rehman - A joy for ever

THE function of laughter is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought.The...

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Hashim Khan - Sporting

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Ghulam Haider: Belief in oneself

Ghulam Haider: Belief in oneself

You can do a world of good for yourself if you keep a steady course ,The above maxim...

Sohail Rana pays tributes to Nisar Bazmi and M. Ashraf

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Khalil Ahmed - Passing it back

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