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  • COLUMN: Ghazal, ghazaal and gazelle

    There is something mystical, magical and tragic about the gazelle:Kharke hai paat bhi to laga baithta hai chotRum khurdah voh ghazaal bahut hai shikar dostWhen a leaf flutters it gets wounded;A terrified gazelle is easy prey— Mir Taqi MirAlthough the ghazaal is an integral part of ghazal symbolism, somehow it never occurred to me to reflect on the obvious concordance between the two...

    Ali points to the symbiosis between the ghazal...

  • COLUMN: A new face of the ghazal

    But soon we came across an infusion of modern vocabulary in our ghazal which came to be known as anti-ghazal...

    Here I found myself justifying this infusion by arguing that the new ghazal revolts against the traditional expression...

  • Ghazal hijacks a session on nazm

    A session held on Urdu Nazm Ki Riwayat in the LLF was more on ghazal form of poetry than on poem as Kishwar Nahid among the three speakers was left high and dry to defend poem...

    The moderator, Syed Nomanul Haq, said Urdu poem developed under the influence of ghazal and it’s an extension of ghazal, adding that only versification could not be called a poem...

  • LAC to hold ghazal fests after Eid

    LAHORE: Sensing the declining trend in ghazal singing the consequent dearth of inspiring singers of the genre like Mehdi Hasan, Ghulam Ali, Farida Khanum, Iqbal Bano and others, the Lahore Arts Council has decided to hold ghazal festivals frequently...

    “There is a dire need to promote ghazal singing and introduce potential talent in this genre of music,” said Deputy Director (Programmes) Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi while sharing details about...

  • Raza Hasan tests positive for cocaine

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s 22-year-old left arm spinner Raza Hasan may face suspension from all forms of cricket after testing positive for cocaine in a dope test conducted during the recent Pentangular Cup in Karachi...

  • Hasan stars as Pakistan upstage Sri Lanka in first T20

    Medium pacer Hasan Ali finished with a career-best bowling to once again anchor Pakistan's convincing seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 in Abu Dhabi on Thursday...

    Hasan, who took 14 wickets in Pakistan's preceding 5-0 whitewash of the one-day series, took 3-23 in 3...

  • Guru Nanak, Wali Qandhari and other stories about how Hasan Abdal got water

    Overshadowing the vast complex gurdwara of Panja Sahib, one of the most popular Sikh shrines, associated with Guru Nanak and located in the city of Hasan Abdal in Pakistan, is the tallest mound in the region, rising high above its other shorter cousins...

    The entire city of Hasan Abdal is this interaction between mounds and planes, the narrow alleys with their wooden jharokas, abandoned Hindu temples, tall minarets of mosques and some...

  • NON-FICTION: THE CRITICAL VISION OF SIBTE HASAN

    A larger than life, iconic image is indelibly stamped on my mind and comes up again as I read the name “Sibte Hasan” on the spine of these books: a man with a swathe of white hair, pipe in hand and speaking in a clear, articulate manner...

    Growing up in Karachi, I came to recognise Hasan as a familiar presence on the intellectual scene, but it was after entering medical college that I came across his books that were passed around...

  • Hasan eager to play in front of home crowd

    LAHORE: Fast-rising paceman Hasan Ali is eager to play his maiden international match before the home crowd in the upcoming three-match T20 series against the World XI...

    “Obviously I am very excited over playing my first-ever international match in Pakistan and before the home crowd and I can’t wait and I want for an early start of the series,” said Hasan, who was instrumental in guiding Pakistan to ICC Champions Trophy glory by...

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