Au revoir

It was four years ago that I posted my first blog.  At the time, a friend warned me that unless I had enough material for 52 weeks, I should not proceed.  He said that most people start off enthusiastically, only to fizzle out after a few weeks and suggested that I consider a more realistic …

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 …

Hope springs eternal

It has been (yet) another difficult week of trying to avoid “breaking news” from around the world.  Investigative reporting appears to be a thing of the past.  Instead, we have “fake” or manufactured news that is amplified and regurgitated through social media channels.  Political correctness, or lack of it provides additional fodder to “journalists” who …