Book Review : silsila takalum ka

Posted on August 19, 2009
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Shahran Asim and Owais Mughal When we think of Urdu columnists, the image that comes to mind is of old men, always in shalwar Kameez / Pajama and resembling like poets. Sometimes (and not always) such columnists talk of their glorious past and also resort to sensationalism. We know this is a bit generalization but […]

Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi

Posted on June 20, 2009
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Shahran Asim Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi is one of the most famous humorist and a humanist from Pakistan. The subtlety of his satire laced with an unlaboured and chaste Urdu idiom is his speciality that distinguishes him from others in the field. A couple of months ago, he was in New York. He was invited as […]

Jamiluddin Aali: Jeevay, Jeevay Pakistan

Posted on April 24, 2009
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Shahran Asim and Owais Mughal It was summer of 1986 in Karachi, when satellite dishes were unheard of and people used to put Aluminum dishes to get better reception of the ‘neighboring’ Television channels. I was also one of those who would always try put some wide aluminum plates to get the signal of Doordarshan. […]

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