February 10, 2018

Ux Anwar was a promising and brilliant young girl. A genuine artist, a poet and a playwright. She remained very popular as RJ at FM103. Her sudden death in a road accident was a shock for all the people who knew her particularly for her mother, Ayesha Aslam, who herself is a famous writer and poet. […]

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Tarazoo … Yusra Amjad

January 27, 2018

Yusra Amjad is part of an emerging generation of Pakistani writers — she is bold enough to speak up against censorship, against oppression and against institutionalized sexism.   Tarazoo   (Yusra Amjad)   What is more infinitely gentle than the touch of a man arranging fruit on cart? On a concrete corner I see cracked brown hands […]

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Muslim By Birth … Sonia Ahmed

November 11, 2017

Muslim By Birth Sonia Ahmed With the call of Azaan, I was assigned the religion of Islam.  It was not a conscious decision of course, as the status was awarded only because I was born to Muslim parents. I am not alone to share this common narrative, for almost all the kids in the world […]

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HATE …. Parwin Faiz Zadah

November 4, 2017

Parwin Faiz Zadah Malal is a poet and prose writer from Kandahar. In 1988 she left Afghanistan and moved to Pakistan; first to Peshawar and later to Karachi where she lives today.   HATE (Parwin Faiz Zadah)   —That makes exactly four kilos. When she heard these words a smile spread across her lips and […]

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The Green Zone Rabbit …. Hassan Blasim (Iraqi Literature)

October 21, 2017

Hassan Blasim is a poet, filmmaker, and short-story writer. Born in Baghdad in 1973, he spent most of his childhood in Kirkuk. In 1999, he left Iraq and traveled as an illegal immigrant through Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Hungary, before eventually settling in Finland in 2004. Since then he has made numerous short films and […]

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Twentieth Demon | Sophia Naz

October 14, 2017

Sophia Naz is an Asian-American author who writes in both Urdu and English. She has been anthologized worldwide, in both print and online journals including Poetry.  She gets amused and amazed by the mother of wonders that is philosophy and loves telling anecdotes that climax too soon. Twentieth Demon Sophia Naz   You held me like the […]

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I will Die Young

I will Die Young … Rasul Mir

September 23, 2017

Rasul Mir AnnatNag Kashmir I, too, can’t bear the pain that’s yours on being so far away from me. I will die young. What more? You’ve abandoned me to pity: to feel the pain that follows pain. I will die young. My neck’s in the coils of your serpentine curls: what’s left is the tale— […]

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Poems from Belgrade ….Ana Tomic

September 1, 2017

Poems from Belgrade (Ana Tomic) Haiku ہائکو The moon has found cocoon hanging empty My dream, my tears Wake up butterfly-your turn 2. Betrayal Cold breath, Desert There is peace in the stars Do not be sorry shape shifting snake I do not actually hate you Pain is not a competition, Can you do that […]

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