NOTHING IS PLENTY FOR ME

“The dancing mystic” at Baba Bullhe Shah’s mausoleum at Kasur (Pakistan) had caught my attention during the visit of year 2014, and meeting him again in 2017, created an opportunity for dialogue.Out of respect, as I slipped a few rupees into his...

BEKAR SEWA!

WE LOST OUR HERITAGE IN THE CREATION OF PAKISTAN. WE THEN MANIACALLY DESTROYED IT IN INDIA. NOW UNDER THE NAME OF RENOVATION WE ARE DESTROYING WHATEVER LITTLE IS LEFT ACROSS PAKISTAN.   My community needs to wake-up. Heritage is valuable source of motivation for...

INDUS

Indus, you once defined the western frontiers of the Indian subcontinent. Indus, you inspired Nanak (15th century) and Farid (13th century) to spread the fragrance of love. Indus, you guided Ranjit Singh (19th century) to expand the Sikh empire beyond the northern and...

MYSTICS NEED NO SECURITY

Nonetheless, thanks to the Government of Pakistan for having deputed a large security team to protect me closely as I independently researched the Sikh legacy of Pakistan. At a dysfunctional Gurdwara in the Potohar region, as I walked inside the abandoned building,...

HINDU, SIKH OR SUFI?

Beauty of Sindh (Pakistan) lies in its inclusiveness of faiths. Hindu temples reflect Hinduism, Sikhism and Sufism inside the same premises. A visit to Bhagnari temple in Karachi, where lies the Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh scripture) in a room adjacent to the Hindu Gods...