Urdu Language: we need to stop denying our heritage

Urdu has been a controversial language in Pakistan despite its official and holy status. The Bengalis rejected it way back in the 1940s when Jinnah, advised by a bureaucracy, with imperial moorings declared in that it would be the official language. Subsequently, Sindhis, Baloch and Pashtuns have also resisted the one-size-fits-all Urdu formula. Admittedly, in . . . → Read More: Urdu Language: we need to stop denying our heritage

Ode to a Forgotten Hero

Walking through the streets of Lahore, you don’t realize how much of history are you taking in. Of course there is the Minar e Pakistan, a national symbol, or the Badshahi Mosque or the Lahore Fort. Yes, we all know these national monuments and the histories associated with them. After all, were we not taught . . . → Read More: Ode to a Forgotten Hero

Time to stop Government prejudice against the visually impaired

It’s said light is life. For Umer Yaqoob, however, life is darkness. Yet, he is full of life.

But it was not always so for the 23-year-old boy who lost his vision at the tender age of twelve due to glaucoma. It was the end of the beginning for Yaqoob, who would have lost . . . → Read More: Time to stop Government prejudice against the visually impaired