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 Raza Naeem

Habib Jalib: the people’s poet and historian

Habib Jalib: the people’s poet and historian

Despite oppression and persecution of the speakers of the truth, there have always been brave souls in every period of history

‘Had I passed away last year These sorrows too would have ended last year The hands raised in enquiry are now paralysed with fear My patrons were not like this last year’ (Habib Jalib, On My Birthday, 1975) If Urdu, as a language, has produced any ‘people’s poet’ after Nazeer Akbarabadi, then it is Habib […]

 Zahid Nabi

AUSTRALIA’S HALL OF SHAME

AUSTRALIA’S HALL OF SHAME

And they form “Leadership Groups” to enter into it

As a cricket addict I often expect Australians to play unfairly and resort to certain degree of unsporting behavior, ranging from sledging to racial abuse, in order to demoralize the opponent. However what happened in Cape Town on 24th March during ongoing Australia – South Africa Test series was shockingly unexpected even from an Australian […]

 Amelia S Worsley

What literature and language tell us about the history of loneliness

What literature and language tell us about the history of loneliness

Is the idea as old as human nature if the word began to be used only recently?

Is loneliness our modern malaise? Former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says the most common pathology he saw during his years of service “was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness.” Chronic loneliness, some say, is like “smoking 15 cigarettes a day.” It “kills more people than obesity.” Because loneliness is now considered a […]

 Ailia Zehra

Creativity has no national, racial or religious boundaries: Shahzia Sikander

Creativity has no national, racial or religious boundaries: Shahzia Sikander

Artist Shahzia Sikander is the first Pakistani-American to be inducted in the National Portrait Gallery Smithsonian (2017) and the first Pakistani to win the inaugural US National Medal of Art in 2012. She received Tamgha-e-Imtiaz for her pioneering contribution to field of Miniature Painting in 2005.  In 2006, she was appointed Young Global World Leader […]

 KI News

This book by a palliative care specialist is necessary reading to understand death

This book by a palliative care specialist is necessary reading to understand death

Kathryn Mannix, who spent most of her career working with terminally ill patients and their loved ones, writes about her experiences with death in a new book.

  And those of us who look after very sick people sometimes need to debrief too. It keeps us well, and able to go back to the workplace to be rewounded in the line of duty. Cognitive therapist and palliative medicine pioneer Kathryn Mannix’s With the End In Mind is a collection of medical narrative […]

 KI News

A Chinese Revolutionary, Reinventing Himself in American Exile

A Chinese Revolutionary, Reinventing Himself in American Exile

 As futile as it can feel, there’s a lot to be said for frustration. Having our desires and expectations thwarted lets us know where our selves end and where others’ begin. “People become real to us by frustrating us,” the psychoanalyst (and master aphorist) Adam Phillips writes. “If they don’t frustrate us they are merely […]

 Towseef Ahmad

Philosophy of the Expository and Censorial Justice

Philosophy of the Expository and Censorial Justice

  The first question that comes to the mind is that, what is jurisprudence? Is it the science of law, philosophy of law or knowledge of law? The axiomatic question which arises is that what is the relationship of expositorial and censorial jurisprudence and justice. In other words what are the dynamic contents and propositions […]

 KI News

Domestic Workers of the World Unite: A Global Movement for Dignity and Human Rights review: From the margins

How women of five continents organised a movement

By: R.Krithika At first look, the title Domestic Workers of the World Unite: A Global Movement for Dignity and Human Rights is a bit daunting. Is this going to be one of those heavy reads crammed with statistics and facts? Open the book and you get sucked into the story of Hester Stephens and how […]

 KI News

Biography that Traces Tiger Woods’s Mythical Rise and Fall

Biography that Traces Tiger Woods’s Mythical Rise and Fall

By: DWIGHT GARNER There have been many biographies of Tiger Woods, and surely there will be many more. Some are friendly and shyly philosophical, like David Owen’s early “The Chosen One,” from 2001. Others are curmudgeonly and expert about golf, like Tom Callahan’s “His Father’s Son” (2010). Amid these books, “Tiger Woods,” the new biography […]

 KI News

In ‘Godsong,’ a New Poem That’s 2,000 Years Old

In ‘Godsong,’ a New Poem That’s 2,000 Years Old

By: PARUL SEHGAL Imagine, if you can, a book beloved by Simone Weil and Steve Bannon. An apologia for war embraced as a classic of pacifism. A holy book admired by scientists. Thoreau took it with him to Walden Pond. Himmler carried a copy in his pocket. Whitman supposedly kept his under his pillow as […]

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