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Monday, November 24, 2008

Punjabi Poetry From Across the Border

The following videos show Pakistani poet Anwar Masood reciting two of his Punjabi poems.

The latter poem refers to the famous Anarkali Bazar in the city of Lahore.

Recitations of some more of his poems, in his own voice, can be listened to at the website of the Academy of the Punjab in North America.

I would like to thank Asma, for introducing me to Masood saaheb's poetry.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, New Delhi, photographed by yours truly on Guru Nanak Dev ji's birthday, in the year 2005.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Little Drops of Water, Little Grains of Sand…

Apart from the rather well-publicised opening of a trade route between India and Pakistan across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, efforts made recently towards improving Indo-Pak relations have also resulted in the organisation of a music festival and a series of Kabaddi matches in Punjab. The latter, it appears, have not been covered as extensively in the news-media, nationally as well as internationally, as the former.