“Lab Pe Aati Hai Dua Ban Ke Tamanna Meri, Zindagi Sham’a Ki Surat Ho Khudaya Meri” This poem by Allama Iqbal has been celebrated for years in Pakistan. Schools have played these verses countless times in the morning assemblies yet, they’ve failed to embed the message of these verses in students’ life. The prayer in […] The post Iqbal’s Poetry Gave Much To Learn From But Very Little Has Been Adopted By Us appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of the Walled City, nestled in the confines of Greater Iqbal Park, lies the National History Museum. A project of the Citizens Archive of Pakistan and Parks and Horticulture Authority Lahore, the museum is Pakistan’s first digitally interactive museum, housing a variety of exhibits such as accounts of oral history, […] The post Jazz at the Museum – Celebrating 75 Years of Independence appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Introduction Iss waqt yun lagta hai ke kuchh bhi nahi hai, mehtaab na sooraj, na andhera na sawera are some of the golden words written by Faiz Ahmed Faiz. As I started jotting this article down, it occurred to me that I must begin by addressing the current situation of the world, specifically Pakistan, as […] The post Interpreting Faiz: A Distant Lover’s Memory or the Longing for a Utopian State? appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.