Monthly Archives: July 2011

Ghazal


इस क़दर भी तो न जज़्बात पे काबू रखो थक गए हो तो मेरे काँधे पे बाजू रखो भूलने पाए न उस दश्त को वहशत-ए-दिल से शहर के बीच रहो, बाग़ में आहू* रखो [*हिरन, deer] खुश्क हो जायेगी रोते … Continue reading

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Mere Baba_ a poem by Ifti


mere baba mere baabaa sab kahte haiN merii shakl aap se miltii-jultii hai merii aaNkheN merii peshaanii mere hoNT meraa lahjaa baateN karne kaa andaaz uThne-baiThne chalne-phirne ka andaaz mere haathoN kii harkat sab kuch aap hii jaisaa hai maiNe … Continue reading

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Narman


Ifti Nasim : A forgotten Pakistani gay poet And he is no more. Hardly anyone wrote an obituary or a report about Iftikhar Nasim in the land of pure. Because he never came up to their standard of purity. He … Continue reading

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Sangeet


i am glad, I didn’t have to say “I do” in front of hundreds of people and there was no mullah. It all went the way we wanted it to…

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Ghar


She enters the house and feels a strange emotion running all around her. She opens the main door and crosses the main lobby that leads to the living room. Everything is same, picture of her 10 year old nephew is … Continue reading

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I do…


“You dance inside my chest, Where no one sees you but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art. Rumi

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ahan!


the divide between Haves and Havenots is growing bigger and bigger in the Islamic republic. You can go and see any big shopping mall in Isloo or La-hore and you see women and men elbowing each other, trying to buy … Continue reading

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