Enrapturing eyes

Last week I had commented on a nazm (poem) by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, extolling the beauty of eyes.  A friend wrote to inquire if the nazm was in fact, not a love poem but a protest lyric since its latter verses continue along the lines that: … Aur bhi dukh hai zamaane mein muhabbat ke …

Eid ka Chaand

Eid is being celebrated worldwide, albeit on different days based on the sighting of the moon in each country. Our friends in North America would have fasted on average for close to 15 hours each day during the month of Ramadan. Living in the Middle East, we were frequently invited by close Arab and other …