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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Final Thoughts on Junaid Jamshed

Dec 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, Religion

I know why the caged bird sings, ah me, When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore, When he beats his bars and would be free; It is not a carol of joy or glee, But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core, But a plea, that upward to Heaven he […]

The Second Coming

Jul 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest, World

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.                                                                         –W.B. […]

Losing Our Religion

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Religion

Losing Our Religion  That’s me in the corner That’s me in the spotlight Losing my religion Trying to keep up with you And I don’t know if I can do it Oh no, I’ve said too much I haven’t said enough… (R.E.M., Losing My Religion)  The meandering mythologies of the Greeks have some insightful truths […]

Tug Of War – Lord Of The Rings

Mar 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, Social, World

Ah, why Should life all labor be? Let us alone. Time driveth onward fast, And in a little while our lips are dumb. Let us alone. What is it that will last? All things are taken from us, and become Portions and parcels of the dreadful past. Let us alone. What pleasure can we have […]

To cover or not to cover – That’s the question!

May 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Religion, Social

Lately, I have read at least two well-written articles on the ‘hood and hijab’ issue, or the choice to cover and how that head-covering can lead to many conclusions: freedom, oppression, discrimination, objectification, and in some cases even death. The topic to cover or not to cover, to cover partially, to cover completely, to uncover […]