Goodbye English, Hello Urdu?

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the government to implement Urdu as the official language, and say goodbye English within a period of three months. It has also reportedly asked the government to form a review committee which should periodically review progress of this change of official language. Continue reading “Goodbye English, Hello Urdu?”

Tribute to Manto

I have always admired good writers, but some of them have inspired me more than others. One such great pen belonged to Saadat Hasan Manto (1912 – 1955). A lot has been said and written about his writings, and the sheer brilliance he was; a towering figure of the progressive literary movement of the 20th century. I always wanted to write on my views about him, and with a shaky pen I wrote this Urdu piece as a small tribute to this legend of Urdu literature.

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