Aamir Butt

  • TA few years ago an international tournament of Desi Kushti was held in Kohlapur district in India’s Maharashtra state. Some wrestlers from Lahore were taking part and a rumor spread that in one of the bouts the great grandson of Gama Pehalvan is taking part. Astonishingly a crowd of 200,000 ...

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  • TWazir Khan Mosque; easily the most beautiful mosque of Lahore which has been described as a beauty spot (mole) on the face of the city. After entering the city through Delhi Gate the mosque can be reached by going straight through the narrow and busy Kashmiri Bazaar. The mosque is a Mughal building ...

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  • TIn 1955 MGM studios decided to make a film based on a novel by John Masters called Bhowani Junction (published 1954). The story is about a young Anglo-Indian girl called Victoria Jones who works for the British army and is being simultaneously wooed by three suitors, a native Indian Sikh named ...

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  • T Hind ra in’n zauk Azadi ki dad’h?     Said’h ra sau’dai sayadi ki dad’h?Un’n Brahmin zadan zindah dilLalia’h ahmar rau-shou’n khajil  [Who gave Hind/India zest for freedom? And who turned the hunted into hunters?They were the ...

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  • TMohammad Ali Jinnah and Jawaharlal Nehru were the two leading characters of the Partition drama. Although they were on opposite sides, there were many similarities between them. Both were nationalists and committed to their vision of the world and both wanted freedom for India. In their personal ...

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  • TAs a young man Ashiq Husain Batalvi worked as the energetic secretary of Sir Mohammad Iqbal. Later he became a renowned scholar,  prolific writer, historian, commentator and broadcaster. In his twilight years he worked for BBC Eastern Service from London. In those days, he often repeated an ...

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  • T77 years ago on this day the All India Muslim League passed a resolution in its session at Lahore demanding a separate homeland for Indian Muslims. Although the name Pakistan was never mentioned in the resolution it has been since known as the Pakistan Resolution. Disgusted by Pakistan’s ...

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  • T ''The evil that men do lives after them;The good is oft interred with their bones'' Shakespeare's words may well have been written for Zulfikar Ali Bhutto whose 89th birthday is being celebrated today. And before a jiyala gets offended please be reminded that Mark Anthony said these words in ...

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  • TTwo famous men celebrate their birthdays on 25th December and both have names that start with J! Jesus and Jinnah. The coincidence does not stop here, as it is almost certain that neither was actually born on this day! Regardless, both had immense impact on the world. For Jesus, this was universal ...

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