Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicFaiz Ahmed Faiz

Topic: Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Iqbal Bano, whose voice made Faiz’s poem ‘Hum Dekhenge’ a protest anthem for all time

Iqbal Bano's voice, and her rendition of Faiz's poem, still remains just as effective, evocative and powerful as it did in 1986 Pakistan.

Faiz Ahmad Faiz: The years that preceded Hum Dekhenge

A look at the life of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, on his 109th birth anniversary, as editor-in-chief of Pakistan Times and the poetry he wrote in prison.  

Kerala Tourism serves beef, Tharoor’s economic fairytale & Amnesty sings Faiz tune

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

India is short of educated people and IITs alone won’t help. But Faiz Ahmed Faiz can

The 1990s’ economic boom lifted many out of poverty but it put India in a situation where two generations have good degrees, but lack good education.

IIT Kanpur professor at centre of Faiz row is a ‘love jihad’ critic, gau raksha proponent

Vashi Mant Sharma says he doesn’t subscribe to any particular ideology, but he complained against students singing ‘Hum Dekhenge’ because Faiz was a Pakistani.

Soleimani’s killing: Iran’s Rouhani vows revenge, Trump waves US flag, war clouds gather

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

BJP’s blame game, Modi’s ‘katti’ diplomacy and his obsession with Pakistan

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Modi’s India unhappy with protesters singing Faiz’s Hum Dekhenge. Zia’s Pakistan was too

IIT Kanpur sets up a panel to decide if 'Hum Dekhenge' is anti-India. Whether it is Modi, Indira or Zia, the best time for poetry is the worst of times.

What Coke Studio did to Faiz’s song, Pakistan is doing to its people

Coke Studio Pakistan chooses to showcase genial music over revolutionary poetry. And, therein lies the problem.

Visa rebuff to Pakistan’s Moneeza Hashmi ignores the Faiz family’s deep Indian connection

Faiz himself was born in undivided Punjab, British India, and married Alys in Srinagar, in a ceremony presided over by Sheikh Abdullah.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

A Sikorsky S-76D chopper | Credit: Twitter/@PawanHansLtd

Pawan Hans chopper crash not an anomaly, doesn’t bode well for govt-owned firm’s disinvestment

Crash that killed 4 one of several Pawan Hans chopper accidents in last few decades. These incidents, coupled with losses, operational issues & legal hurdles, may delay disinvestment.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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