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  • Seamus Heaney (Death)

    In fact, today, at my Facebook account, a friend of mine and colleague, Kakar Shahzeb, shared with me a post that spoke of “Death of a Naturalist”. With the first look, I travelled to 1960 Faber and Faber’s first edition of the book by Seamus Heaney. A few seconds later I very sadly learnt about the death news of … Continue reading

  • Imran Khan

    1992 World Cup (Cricket) on TV today took me away from Benazirabad (where I am posted these days as Deputy Commissioner) to regions of familiarity, particularly the times when I had had interactions with Imran Khan, first time in 2002 (I forget the month) at Civil Services Academy, Lahore, Pakistan.

    At the Academy, he was invited … Continue reading

  • The Last Meeting

    I met her for the last time to leave her city and homeland for good and all. A half-broken relationship (outwardly) breathed in our breasts. She had come along other friends to bid me good bye. She was hesitant. I too. A few moments of space and some space for a few moments earned, we … Continue reading