Ali Madeeh Hashmi
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English   |   Bangla

The writer is a psychiatrist practising in Lahore. He taught and practised Psychiatry in the United States for 16 years. He is the author of Love and Revolution: Faiz Ahmed Faiz, the authorised biography.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

A View from Lahore: Do we really want war? With a neighbour who looks, loves and lives like us?

Ordinary people in India and Pakistan are fighting poverty, pollution and water scarcity. They are not longing for war. They want peace which is, as the great Faiz sahab said, the 'first condition of human life in all its beauty'.

POLITICS

 |   10-minute read

'I had a dream': But this vision has been dented in Imran Khan's 'Naya Pakistan'

Removing renowned economist Atif Mian from Pakistan's Economic Advisory Council for his personal religious beliefs has hurt the ideals liberal Pakistanis hoped a new government would stand for

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Taking Sides: Faiz Ahmed Faiz's grandson describes the liberal Pakistani’s dilemma

There is a profusion of political personalities and parties in Pakistan’s polls. But thinking Pakistanis are conflicted about who to vote for.

VARIETY

 |   5-minute read

Faiz daughter sent back. Here's her son on the disturbing deportation of peace icon

Faiz Ahmad Faiz's daughter was recently sent back to Pakistan, despite being an invited guest in the land of the Mahatma. But the truth is, Faiz's grandson writes exclusively for DailyO, the people of both nations love Faiz — and peace.

ART & CULTURE

 |   9-minute read

Faiz Ahmed Faiz gave Pakistan its Ghalib and Gandhi a bitter lesson on revolution

[Book extract] The acclaimed poet's moorings on fascism and lovers' lament make him timeless.