Category: Culture

Indian & Pakistani Culture


Gender Equality: The Islamic Concept [Part 2]

In order to understand the concept of Gender Equity in Islam, first it is  necessary that the social structure of a Muslim society must be understood and there must be an understanding of the nature of those cohesive forces that keep  that structure intact. But before that we need to...


Gender Equality: The Western Concept [Part 1]

  Since the most vehement criticism of the status of women in Muslim societies comes from West, it is necessary that we explore the genesis and evolution of the concepts of Gender Equality, Feminism, and Individualism in Western societies and find out how these ideas took their contemporary form. These ideas emerged through an...

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Malaysian Management Style: Brief Overview

  In the changing times for the far eastern economies only one country has performed a task that is truly commendable in the real sense. The Malaysian organization has a structure that is quite well structured. The authority is well defined in the Malaysian organization. The current article is about...

Bano Qudsia, 1928 - 2017

بانو آپا سے وابستہ میری یادیں – Bano Appa Se Wabista Meri Yaadein – By Zahir Mehmood

بانو آپا سے وابستہ میری یادیں یہ مئی ٢٠١٦ء کا پہلا ہفتہ تھا اور گورنمنٹ کالج یونیورسٹی لاہور کا ڈرامہ فیسٹیول پوری آب و تاب کے ساتھ جاری و ساری تھا جس میں ڈرامیٹکس کلب کی طرف سے تیار کردہ سالانہ ڈرامہ “رئیس” تین دن لگاتار نمائش کے لیے پیش...

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Public Speaking And Cultural Differences

  How we communicate, in speech, writing, or through gestures, can be misunderstood by people from different cultures. A newcomer to a culture usually learns about the real meaning of messages through awkward situations, embarrassment, or lost sales. However when speaking in public one needs to be very careful so...

Allama Iqbal letter to Atiya Faizi [Atiya Fyzee-Rahamin]

  Excerpted and translated from: 101 Masterpieces of Allama Iqbal’s Letters. (Allama Iqbal kay 101 Shahkaar Khatoot); Compiled by Abdul Rabb Qurayshi [Beacon Books, Lahore, 2006]. [1] Makhzan was an Urdu periodical. [2] This was a Persian hemistich. Allama letters and diary ‘Stray Reflection‘ are in Public Domain.    17th...

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Ravi Magazine interviews Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan

Interview with Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan   Our music industry has many rock-stars and many Ustaads of classical music. But then there is one and only Shafqat Amanat Ali, the Rockstar Ustad, who is hailed as the master of both worlds. Ravi Magazine had the honour to interview a true Ravian, who talks...

Bano Qudsia, 1928 - 2017

Bano Appa [Bano Qusdia], another famous Ravian, passes away

Bano Appa [Bano Qusdia], another famous Ravian, left us yesterday. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un إِنَّا للهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ‎‎. Ashfaq Ahmed and Bano Qudsia were both Ravians, who defined the play-writing genre in Pakistan. Bano Appa’s Raja Gidh is considered one of the greatest Urdu Novels. .


Purana Jhoot پرانا جھوٹ – Urdu Poem by Kawish Abbasi

 پرانا جھوٹ پُرانا سچ پُرانے جھوٹ سے گَھل مِل گیا ہے اب تو جیسے جھوٹ بھی سچ بولتا ہے شہد زہر اور زہر شہد ایسا اُلجھتا اور اُلجھاتا زمانہ ہے پُرانے سچ کی سب عیّاریاں سب وعدے خالی خولی پنہاں اور عیاں سب دھوکے میٹھے لیپ کی کڑوی کسیلی گولی...

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan Hand Written Letter

Ravi Magazine is an immense admirer of study of handwritten scripts , an art known as graphology, see Allama Iqbal’s Handwriting. With courtesy of Tahzib-ul-Akhlaaq, we present handwritten letter by Syed Ahmad Khan, see below, with Urdu translation.    

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آوازِ نسواں: شرمین عبید

صائمہ حسیب اگرچہ ہم آسکر کا نام تو سنتے رہتے تھے۔ لیکن اس لفظ کی مسلسل تکرار اس وقت سننے میں آئی جب شرمین عبید چنائے نے ایک ڈاکومنٹری فلم پر یہ ایوارڈ حاصل کیا۔اس فلم کا موضوع تیزاب سے جلائی جانے والی مظلوم خواتین تھا۔ صرف یہ ہی نہیں...