President’s itinerary: From siyasat to ziyarat
narrow forgotten alleys in Daryaganj, just a stone’s throw from the
historic Lahori Gate of the Red Fort, is abuzz with activity of a
different kind. He was just a four-year-old when he stepped out of these
lanes to travel to an hitherto unknown land which was to become a
country called Pakistan. Over half a century later, he is coming back to
the same portals as the President of that country and palpable
excitement is the flavour of the day today.
much for India’s mehman nawazi!
by Fasih Ahmed
is a common belief that when God will get sick and tired of his ‘superior’
creations on earth and will desire a change (hopefully for the better),
he will summon His angels to blow the conch and finally announce Dooms
Day. Thereafter will commence the arduous process of judgement that will
decide who gets what: Heaven (swarg/jannat) or Hell (nark/dozakh).
tale of a legendary horse
by J.S. Bedi
the glorious days of the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, lovers and
admirers of horses in his magnificent court often spoke of the beauty
and grandeur of a Peshwari horse lovingly known as Laili. It was owned
by Yar Muhammad Khan of Peshawar. Since Maharaja Ranjit Singh had much
passion for such horses, he made up his mind to have Laili for
exhibiting as his favourite stud.