Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicHum Dekhenge

Topic: Hum Dekhenge

Modi era has birthed its own Azadi songs — ‘Bella Ciao, Wapas Jao’ to ‘Kaagaz Nahi Dikhayenge’

With a protest every winter, Varun Grover’s poem and Poojan Sahil’s song have become this generation’s Faiz poem ‘Hum Dekhenge’.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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