:::::::::::::::::: To the reverence of Word, which makes sacred the tip of a Pen :::::::::::::::::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: لفظ کی حرمت کے نام ، جو نوک ِ قلم پر احرام بندھتا ہے :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

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An Analysis of the Information Technology Industry in Pakistan – By Faraz Hoodbhoy

Pakistan Map 1.0 Abstract This paper presents a personal perspective of the state of Information Technology (IT) industry in Pakistan. It is a collection of...

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“BOL” A Very Bold Movie – By Ras Siddiqui

This movie has taken the cloak (and clothes) off many segments of current Pakistani society and parts of it will make the viewer quite uncomfortable....

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The Mosquito – By Beej K Singh

He was running between two tall buildings. There was a power outage. It was a narrow lane. There was mud, there were open sewers on...

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Ambri (Mother) A Poem by Anwar Masood – By Asif Naqshbandi

  The poem highlights many things which are a part of rural Punjabi culture, especially the spoilt upbringing of male children, in particular, and the...

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A Glimpse Into Life In Pakistan on Celluloid – By Shoma Chatterji

Despite the brouhaha around Pakistani politics, cricket and film stars, it is strange that as Indians, we do not have even a nodding acquaintance with...

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In memory of Dr. Abdus Salam – By Professor Jogesh Pati

[This article was published in Physics Today (August 1997). It is being reproduced here with the permission of the author] Abdus Salam died at age...

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Faiz Ahmad Faiz – A Blameworthy Sufi? – By Asif Naqshbandi

A Translation of Faiz’s Last Poem As the Urdu-speaking world gathers to commemorate the quarter-centenial anniversary of Urdu’s greatest poet since Iqbal, it is worth...

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Ustad Asad Amanat Ali Khan : A Tribute by Asif Naqshbandi

I met Asad Amanat Ali Khan a few years ago; I didn’t think I’d never meet him again.  I was quite shocked to learn, relatively...

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Amrita Pritam: A reincarnation of Waris Shah

Amrita Pritam always reminded me of a re-incarnation of Waris Shah. Both were Punjabi Poets pare excellence, both preached non-violence, and both were one of...

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Mevlana Rumi visit Allama Iqbal – Story narrated by Dr. Javid Iqbal

Justice Dr. Javid Iqbal, who passed away recently, narrates some interesting events in his book ‘Apna Garebaan Chaak‘, a candid biography of his father Dr....

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Nobel Award of Dr. Abdus Salam – GC University Lahore

I am unsure whether it is fortunate or unfortunate that when one imagines Pakistan’s contribution to science, there is only one name that emerges in mind. Dr....

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Anwar Masood’s punjabi poem ‘Baddal’ (Clouds)

Anwar Masood is one of the rare people I have seen who can make you laugh and weep in the same mehfil. As a master...

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  Noor Jehan, often called Mallika Taranum (The Queen of Melody) in Pakistan, once mentioned in an interview that Faiz Ahmed Faiz in a mehfil...