Monthly Archives: October 2010

Sundarban سندر بن

Legend has it that in Sundarban jungle, the one who turns around to look, turns into stone. This became a widely used metaphor in Urdu poetry. A metaphor for the debilitating effect of remembering what was, temporally and/or spatially, left … Continue reading

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Audio slideshow: Pakistan floods tragedy

Even natural disasters in our country have an undemocratic aspect. The victims of this most recent flood, for example, are to a man, woman, and child, Pakistan’s under-privileged. It is this poor majority alone which keeps our statistics of infant … Continue reading

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