Category Archive: Poetry

अलविदा ‘थार की लता’

गंगा सहाय मीणा जवाहरलाल नेहरु विश्वविद्यालय, नई दिल्ली में सहायक प्रोफेसर हैं. उनसे पर संपर्क किया जा सकता है. इस 21 जुलाई को पश्चिमी राजस्‍थान के मांगणियार नामक दलित समुदाय की माण्‍ड… Continue reading

Hybrid versus “Pure”- A Flawed Theorem

Sophia Pandeya responds to Suleman Akhtar’s article on the music being created in Coke Studio series. Sophia’s writing is informed by Eastern as well as Western modern and traditional poetic forms.  Born in… Continue reading

Ghassan Kanafani: In Our Memory

As’ad AbuKhalil in Al Akhbar. You would not know it. If you navigate in all the English language blogs, websites and newspapers dealing with the Middle East, you would not have known that… Continue reading

Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi (1916-2006)

Raza Rumi is a writer based in Lahore, Pakistan. He regularly writes for the Pakistani weekly The Friday Times, The News and Daily DAWN on myriad topics such as history, politics, arts, literature and… Continue reading

Coke Studio is making a mockery out of our culture

Suleman Akhtar is a mechanical engineer based in the UAE originally belonging to Gujrat, Pakistan. You can read more by Suleman here, or follow him on Twitter @SlmnAkhtar. This article was first published on Express… Continue reading

गजाला जावेद

प्रकाश के रे बरगद के संपादक हैं. करीब तीन साल पहले जब पकिस्तान के खैबर-पख्तूनख्वा ईलाके में तालिबानियों द्वारा गीत-संगीत पर पाबंदी की खबरें आ रही थीं, उन्हीं दिनों पकिस्तान से कार्यकर्ताओं, पत्रकारों… Continue reading

Stop DNA Profiling of Citizens

  To Chairman National Human Rights Commission New Delhi Date: May 31, 2012 Subject- Seeking pre-emptive intervention to stop dangerous erosion of privacy by DNA profiling of citizens Sir, This is with reference… Continue reading

The Legacy Of Bhikhari Thakur

Kalpana Potawary is a popular Bhojpuri singer, also having notable presence on Bangla and Assamese music landscape. Her latest album on legendary Bhojpuri cultural personality Bhikhari Thakur has been released by one of the… Continue reading

Obstacles For The Left In Pakistan

  Taimur Rahman is an academic, political activist and the lead musician of Laal Band of Pakistan. He is based in Lahore. For details, visit the band’s site and facebook page. I’ve been… Continue reading

सिनेमा में गीत-संगीत के कॉपीराईट पर संसद में जावेद अख्तर

सिनेमा में गीत-संगीत के कॉपीराईट पर संसद में मशहूर सिने-लेखक और गीतकार जावेद अख्तर ने 17 मई 2012 को राज्य सभा में बतौर सांसद ने यह महत्वपूर्ण भाषण दिया. यह सदन में उनका पहला… Continue reading

Jai Bhim Comrade: Songs of justice that threaten the State

Something is terribly wrong when a government feels threatened by protest songs and jails singers, says Satyen K Bordoloi as he profiles the now underground group Kabir Kala Manch through Anand Patwardhan’s searing… Continue reading