Ali Arif

  • A recent news story in The Nation reported that a woman from D.G. Khan woman gave birth behind bushes of a hospital after being banished by the hospital staff. The reason for the refusal of service was that she was not able to pay the money, though that is supposed to be the hospital’s ...

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  • “I render my thanks and return to my work, to the blank page which everyday awaits us poets so that we shall fill it with our blood and our darkness, for with this blood and darkness poetry is written, poetry should be written.” –(From Pablo Neruda’s speech at the Nobel ...

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  • In our Pakistani milieu, when we (the male children) open our eyes, we find ourselves superior to our sisters, nieces and all the other female members of our home including our mother. We see our mother being repressed and (sometimes even) tortured by our father. And when we are assured that we, ...

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