Posted on January 13, 2011
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Law & Justice, People, Poetry
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35 responses to “Three Poems for Troubled Times: Abhi Tou Kuch Nahin Hua

  1. ASAD says:

    Your point about all of us being too angry was proved in the Quaid i Azam cricket finals yesterday when the two teams got down to abusing and literally fighting with each other and had to be fined. A shame.

  2. Daktar says:

    I do not think the new poem you have added is same caliber as the other. Again, this only has no anger, only slogans.

    The one by Himyat Ali Shayer is the best in this regards. It clearly identifies a possible solution: ‘siyasat-i-moaash’ (political economy, economics of peoples lives).

  3. Adil Najam says:

    We are adding a fourth poem, sent to us by a reader, called “Abhi kuch dair baqi hai” by Shakil Jaffery:

    Please scroll to end of post to read it. Click on the image to get to a larger, more readable, image.

  4. Taufiq says:

    The poems are quite wonderful. I listened to Himayat Ali Shair’s ‘Abhi to kuch naheen howa’ a few times. It is quite haunting, although I think it was originally written about Karachi killings and MQM in Zia’s time, no?

  5. Kamal says:

    @Kashfiat.
    Have some sense, for your own sake.
    Basant. That is the best you can do. Flying a kite is NOT the same as gunning down a person. And even drinking wine is not the same and blowing up a mosque. Those of you who support blowing up mosques have far more to answer for, I am sure, than anyone who sips wine!