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  • Iqbal’s poetry unifies Pakistan and India at border

    SIALKOT: Poetry of Allama Iqbal has become a unification point on the border posts of Pakistan and India at Sucheetgarh at the Sialkot Working Boundary...

    The Rangers of Pakistan and the Border Security Force (BSF) of India hardly see eye to eye with each other on any issue, given the rivalry and frequent tension on the border but their small posts, however, present a unique picture as the lines of two of famous poems of Iqbal have...

  • POETRY: SEASONS OF SORROW

    He has won prestigious awards for his work on the degradation of the environment and biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan, and his articles have been translated into several languages, including Russian...

    Regional language poetry moves away from traditional settings and themesKhwaaban Jay Mausam Jo Hik Geet is a slim volume containing 62 poems that were penned over a long span of nearly three decades...

  • Literary Notes: A beginner-friendly book on the art of poetry

    “THREE things cannot be taught: generosity, poetry and a singing voice,” goes an Irish maxim...

    The book, just published by Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) under its new series ‘Rahnuma kitaben’ (guide books), intends to instruct the young poets and new entrants to the field of literature in the art of poetry...

  • POETRY: GERMAN CADENCES IN PUNJABI

    ”American poet Robert Frost was not fond of translation and famously said that “poetry is what gets lost in translation...

    ” Mexican Nobel laureate Octavio Paz had a slightly different view when he said, “Poetry is ‘impossible’ to translate because you have to reproduce the materiality of the signs, its physical properties...

  • Poetry and painting

    But very rarely, especially in Pakistan, does one see a painter doing an exhibition paying tribute to Urdu poetry and exploring his subject by looking through two distinct creative lenses...

    Mind you, it is not an interpretation of Kausar’s work, rather the artist has used poetry as the springboard from where his creativity launches into the issues that compel him to paint and draw...

  • New poetry book termed addition to progressive Pashto thought

    PESHAWAR: Poets, writers and intellectuals gathered here on Friday to appreciate a new poetry collection ‘Su Jawanda Mazal’ (the journey through lives) recently published and authored by a noted progressive Pashto poet Rashid Khattak...

    A large number of university students, teachers and fans of progressive poetry attended the event...

  • POETRY: A poet’s transformation

    Urdu writer Qurratulain Hyder noted in the preface to Tarkash (Quiver) — Akhtar’s first collection of poetry — that the young lad could have become a political activist with a leftist bent of mind, but “having seen the crude ways of the world, he decided that he would himself be a rich man”...

    His interaction with Bollywood has surely taken him much beyond whatever his poetry alone could have taken him...

  • A poetry collection with new topics

    One thing is quite true that ghazal is still very popular among common poetry lovers and readers compared to azad nazm...

    Dr Sher Zaman Seemab is a young scholar and poet from Malakand who has recently brought out his new poetry volume ‘Zama Da Shauq Liwantob’ (The madness of my desire)...

  • SEVENTY + SEVENTY: POETRY: KARACHI AND LAHORE - 2087

    IFlying cars And salad bars Finger phones And kishmish scones Are not the 'in' things in Lahore There's more Of history to the city Look at the digitised tomb of Jehangir And silicon sheen to Anarkali's grave Look at the virtual state of the Shalamar Don't go in there, don't, be brave History is a palm device Less virtue, more viceKarachi, still youthful And unfaithful To its beloved The dogged Arabian Sea A fantasy Of arid zones and fertile...

  • POETRY: VERSE VERSUS VIOLENCE

    In addition to working as a scriptwriter and broadcaster of literary, youth, current and tribal affairs — Radio Pakistan, Peshawar, recently gave him a Best Performance award — he has written several books: Lamghare [Flattery], Karketch [Conflict], Ghargay-ao-Guloona [Mars Flowers], and Da Ranra Safar [The Journey of Light]...

    Amjad Ali Khadim’s collection of poems addresses the turmoil of the present worldIn his recently published...

  • POETRY: A SIMPLE EXPRESSION OF FEELING

    Poetry as a genre has seen much evolution...

    William Wordsworth rejected the laboured exercise of writing poetry and declared that poetry should be written in “the real language of men”, and that it should be “the spontaneous overflow of feeling...

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