Farrukh Dhondy

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Farrukh Dhondy

In conversation with the dead

“What would Omar have said?
‘Drink heartily before you’re dead’
What does Bachchoo say?
‘The effect doesn’t even last a day’.
How would Khayyam reply?
‘Read ‘love’ for ‘wine ’ then die’

Slut as in slattern

Slut as in slattern
“Isn’t it strange?
Isn’t it rich?
That Panini
The Grammarian of Sanskrit
Is now an Italian sandwich?”

From Hai Doonya!

What unites India?

“Though Shakespeare did not invent the form
He wrote a lot of sonnets to a guy
Encapsulating both the calm and storm
Of love. And though I can in no way try

For those younger Pakistanis born in the 1990s and later, the country’s growing dysfunctionality and its slipping further behind in the global comity of nations across a wide front, has seemed to be t

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.