Monthly Archives: November 2007

A tribute to Ghalib

Bhupinder

Over the last fifteen years, there is only one book that has always accompanied me. I had bought it in 1991 for rupees twenty, a pretty neat sum considering my first job paid me a microscopic amount. Continue reading

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Ijaz Hussain Batalvi – the Storyteller

Syeda Saleha in DAWN Books
The late Ijaz Hussain Batalvi was a multi-dimensional personality — a short story writer, critic, poet, essayist, broadcaster, barrister and a teacher at Law College, Lahore. Continue reading

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Laced with Barbed Wire (a poem by HUR)

PTH has recieved a poem from HUR who is currently confronted with the troubled climate in Islamabad. Continue reading

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Pakistan Zindabad – an exhibition in Islamabad

A question of the Human Rights Agenda Continue reading

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Is the NWFP Slipping out of Pakistan’s Control?

by Hassan Abbas

The NWFP is not likely to physically slip out of Pakistan’s hands, but the province today is certainly in the eye of the storm. Continue reading

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An image of the Pak Tea House – courtesy ST

Shaan Taseer from Karachi has sent us this image that was captured while he was shooting for a documentary on The Pak Tea House. The documentary was shown at the Kara Film Festival 2005. Continue reading

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A bitter-sweet year

by Afiya Shehrbano

 

Unless we critically bring into the discussion the issue of what we want to restore along with our abused constitution, in terms of structural re-distribution of resources, new visions of power relations .., the idea of change will not appeal or convince those who cannot and do not want to live on ideals. Continue reading

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