In this world, a small number of people do not need any introduction their work become their identity. These are chosen few who excel in their field and when the leave the leave with a huge gap behind that can never be filled. Mehdi Hassan the “Maestro of Ghazal” or “King of Ghazal” is one of them. His astonishing contributions in the field of eastern music have been an identity for him as well as Pakistan. Since he started his career, when he was given an opportunity to sing on Radio Pakistan in 1957 primarily as a thumri singer, he proved to be an exception and remain icon throughout his life.
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While I was coming to UK for my studies, I made a list of the things that I will be doing in UK while studding here. In last 18 months, I have managed to achieve quite a lot of those tasks but due to “human negligence”, some of them are still to be done. Going to theatre and watching a Shakespeare’s play was in that list too. This past Friday I went to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre where an Olympic festival under the name of World Shakespeare Festival 2012 is going on. The project name is globe to globe where 37 of Shakespeare’s plays are being staged in 37 languages from across the globe.
Shots went out of the park, wickets flew in the air and entertainment to the fullest, I’m talking about IPL that is Indian Premier League. It started with a bang with its first season when Lalit Modi was in charge. He really did bring a creative idea to the table claiming respect from all over the world. IPL is a franchise which allows cricket players from all over the world to play with their fellow cricketers from different countries combined in a team. I had followed the first season very closely since it featured our Pakistani players. I had supported Rajasthan Royals from the beginning and they had won.
No one in this who is fully satisfied with life, one way or the other life is a test for all of us. Some live to see the successful conclusions and a few have no choice other than embracing death, the opposite of life. It has been said that life is a gift and blessing but what options one have other than death when this blessing itself become an unbearable pain, a pain that one cannot even imagine without going through it. She was one of those who made decision to quit life and start a journey however that journey started from the sixth floor of the building with first stopover at the stoned ground and from there her soul left the painful body to start the new journey with the hope of justice in the next world.
Due to health, problems that I faced in my childhood I was not allowed to play, as I always wanted to so that I do not have breathing issues. Therefore, I adopted two things than and still these two are with me. One is reading and other is writing. As I had nothing to do in my leisure time, that is why I used to read a lot and this factor made me a newspaper reader at a very early stage of my life, and I became familiar with many names. The name of late Hameed Akhter is one of them. Until last year Hameed sb has been part of my daily reading list but ever since I moved to UK and got busy with my studies my reading list changed from newspapers and articles to books and journals on marketing. That is the reason I got the sad news of Hameed sb’s death after 5 days of its happening.
Over a month back I saw this news on some news channel and I planned to add this news here too and dedicated a post to this fellow Pakistani Saeeda Mir who managed to win an international book Writing Competation. The video Below is the news report covering this development. My Gilgit (A Gilgit Blatistan News Blog) reports this story here I on behalf of My Land Pakistan congradulate Miss. Mir and wish her all the best for the future.
It is indeed a unique moment for me when I am out of my words, when I do not have words to express what kind of feelings I have. The time when I am writing this is one of those unique moments, it is now matters for few hours that Pakistan will be celebrating its 64th birthday; it will be celebrating all those hard 64 years that this land has completed with its steadfast ability to bounce back after every tyranny of time. Today for the first time in my life I am not there with my Pakistan to celebrate that day, in fact I am far away that Pakistan will be celebrating the day 4 hours before I.The reason for me going out of words is the division that we have made among us, there are few who believe that there is no point in celebrating this day as this country never gave anything in return.
Question is simple, “why you people hate MQM?” this question was asked by my Faisalabadi friend from my other friend who is Sindhi. By that time, I realised that politics is going to be the dessert of the dinner that I was trying to finish. The statement of Senior Minister of Sindh Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza has given a discussion topic to many people. And we four friends were enjoying this hot cake at that time.
My friend who is from interior Sindh and spent some years in Karachi unfolded charge sheet against MQM and Urdu speaking community, the final allegation was “they don’t like Sindhi people”. “Keep it simple mate, if you hate them then they have all the rights to dislike you”, I tried to add my notes into the discussion.
Charles De Gaulle said, “Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.” Yes, it indeed is in all the walks of life. As it provides you the way to deal with situation when one can neither accept something nor reject it. Charles De Gaulle once mentioned ten formulas of success in politics and the above statement is one of them. Because of our national habit of checking all the international factors in the local microscope when we consider “Silence and Pakistani Politics” the result is confusing and complex.
Like many other things going around, almost none of them are good, this one is also complex. As our politicians partially follow this rule with complete dedication and on the other hand, the go totally against it, the only thing that creates the difference in both the attitudes is the situation and the issues.