Ramazan Archive

Moon gazing – Abid Hussain:     A group of men, mostly old and middle aged, with varying lengths and shapes of facial hair and fancy headgear, gathered at a government building in Karachi on June 17 this year. Theirs was not a gathering
Greed and desire: The new face of Ramazan? – by Shyema Sajjad:     Remember everything your parents, grandparents, maulvi sahab and Islamiyat teacher taught you about Ramazan? Now try and forget it please because there seems to be no room for those teachings anymore in this country. Tune in to
The sheepification of Bakistan – by Mina Malik-Hussain:     When we were small, there was a month and it used to be called Ramzan. It was Ramzan on television, it was Ramzan in the newspaper with the sehr-o-iftar timings and while nobody had a cell phone
On moon-sighting and national standardization:   Standardization of all types, from language to education curricula (or moon sighting in Pakistan), is an existential concomitant of the modern bureaucratic state. Standardized national languages have more to do with, in Gellner’s words, the ‘high culture’ of
رمضان اور پاکستانی ٹی وی چینلز – از وسیم الطاف: ماہ رمضان کی فیوض و برکات سمیٹنے کیلیے پرائویٹ ٹی وی  چینلز میں خصوصی مقابلے کا رجحان دیکھنے میں آ رہا ہے اب چونکہ آخری عشرہ شروع ہونے میں چند روز ہی باقی ہیں لہٰذا اس سلسلے میں مقابلے کی
Good Bye Ramazan!! – by Nimer Ahmed: