The Softer Side of Mr. Jinnah

Posted on March 21, 2009
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Darwaish (This is the first in a series of special posts to celebrate Pakistan Day 2009.) More than 61 years have passed since the death of founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. But even today, nothing about Jinnah seems ordinary —not his legal career, politics, personal life, his legacy and even the property he […]

Darwaish In a short verdict today, Supreme Court of Pakistan has disqualified PML(N) leader Nawaz Sharif and the Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif from contesting any election for life. The detailed verdict will be announced later. The decision technically knocks out two top leaders of one the largest political party of Pakistan, PML(N). It also […]

Growing up in Old Lahore: Chasing Used Books

Posted on February 21, 2009
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Darwaish I grew up in Androon Shehr (old city) of Lahore in the 1980s. Most of my childhood and teenage years were spent in my Nana Jan’s house located at Lodge Road in Old Anarkali. It was an old but large house, left by a Hindu migrant family, located inside a narrow street of hundreds […]