Posts Tagged ‘self’

History & Heritage in Neglect

June 20, 2020

For a people inhabiting a land full of history at each step, the way we have neglected it is something for history to record & lament!

Whatever the reason, it is a pathetic narrative of neglect & vested narrow self interest, though late to amend i still feel not all is lost!

Where there is a will there is a way so we grew up hearing, in this case the way is clear, only a will is needed to take the first step to the journey of a 1000 miles, before the road stretches by more miles!

Sharing some pictures to show what I mean!

The Clock Tower
Anarkali tomb, inaccessible to public, who would perhaps graffiti it!
The Baori (stair well) at Rohtas Fort
Rang Mahal Christian High School Lahore, heritage in neglect – education……
A portion of the original GT Road about 40 Km from Islamabad towards Peshawar!
The Presentation Plaque on the Pulpit at Wazir Khans Mosque Lahore, 1899

Voices

March 10, 2013

I am not me

But the voices inside

Which haunt me

Waiting for their turn

To be heard

Over the din infinite

Silent, yet eloquent.

And I drown their voices

In unnecessary chatter

Not wanting to hear

That what they will say

For they may have

Something that may

Break in an exact extent

The serene circle

That I have

So painstakingly made

Around me to keep

Away, precisely such voices

From telling me

And making me brood,

Am I wrong?

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March 10, 2013

2:45 pm