By Idrees Azad – افرودیتی کے مندر پر

  ایتھِنا!  میں ترا سقراط جو پی پی کے پَلا زہر کے جام ایتھِنا! یہ میرے پیالے میں جو تھوڑا سا بچا ہے یہ جُنُوں ہے تو قبا اب بھی سلامت کیوں ہے؟ اور نہیں ہے ۔۔۔ تو قیامت کیوں ہے؟ اے کہ تُو پارس ِ آشفتہ!  شبِ ضبط کے چاند! اے شب ِ ضبط کے چاند! اپنی کرنوں کو اُچھال اور مرے غار ِ فلاطون کو روشن کردے! اے کہ تُو نغمۂ سربستہ! مجھے مندِرِ الفت کا برہمن کردے! سنگِ اسود کو مرے  خلدِ ملامت سے نکال! اے! کہ تُو پارس ِ…Read more …
Movie Review – Edwood

Movie Review – Edwood

So I almost ventured to write a review for this particular movie but then I stopped. I thought it's better to have the person who actually recommended this movie to me to write the review as well. And besides once I read what he wrote, whatever I had in mind sounded so much ordinary. So here is the review for Edwood. A delightful movie that I thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed and I thought it was one of those gems that need more appreciation from more people. Can your heart stand the true facts of the…Read more …
فلسفہ

فلسفہ

فلسفہ افکار جوانوں کے خفي ہوں کہ جلي ہوں  پوشيدہ نہيں مرد قلندر کي نظر سے  معلوم ہيں مجھ کو ترے احوال کہ ميں بھي  مدت ہوئي گزرا تھا اسي راہ گزر سے  الفاظ کے پيچوں ميں الجھتے نہيں دانا  غواص کو مطلب ہے صدف سے کہ گہر سے! پيدا ہے فقط حلقہ ارباب جنوں ميں  وہ عقل کہ پا جاتي ہے شعلے کو شرر سے  جس معني پيچيدہ کي تصديق کرے دل  قيمت ميں بہت بڑھ کے ہے تابندہ گہر سے  يا مردہ ہے يا نزع کي حالت ميں گرفتار  جو فلسفہ لکھا نہ گيا خون جگر سے .. (اقبال)Read more …
How I write stories? Sadat Hassan Manto

How I write stories? Sadat Hassan Manto

Honorable ladies and gentlemen! I've been asked to explain how I write stories.This “how” is problematic. What can I tell you about how I write stories?It is a very convoluted matter. With this “how” before me I could say I sit on the sofa in my room, take out paper and pen, utter bismillah, and start writing, while all three of my daughters keep making a lot of noise around me. I talk to them as I write, settle their quarrels, make salad for myself, and, if someone drops by for a visit,…Read more …
Inspiration Illustrated – Zen Pencils

Inspiration Illustrated – Zen Pencils

We rarely come across something that is sheer inspiration through and through and you find yourself overwhelmed by somebody's work and not just the aesthetic side of it, but the whole aura that it succeeds to project  strikes you with such formidable  impact, you want to be like them, you want to do something too. I bumped into this blog a few years ago when it wasn't very well known and I was blown away. It happens rarely that a combo of words and illustrations put together are so fittingly impeccable, meticulously articulated that your heart…Read more …