The doom of Multani Kashigari

By Aown Ali   Located in the suburbs of Multan, about 10 km from the main city at Bahawalpur road, Ustad Alam Institute of Blue Pottery is...

The Looming Death Of Naqashi

By Aown Ali  Brush moves in a careful direction and fine lines emerge painting a bunch of jasmine on a turquoise surface. This is Naqashi, a delicate art...

Syed Zahoor Shah Hashmi: A Lifetime Spent For Balochi Language

Perhaps the treasure of words for humans, a language, is the greatest means of communication or to pass on the social, civil, political as well...

Ashiq Buzdar: The Poet Who Rebelled Against The Lahore Throne

At a few kilometers from Fazilpur in southern Punjab is the village of Chah Mahre Wala. Here lives the renowned Seraiki poet and activist,...

Heer and Ranjha Continue to Inspire lovers

By Aown Ali Rickshawala agreed in 60 rupees to drop me at the shrine of Heer, locally known as Darbar Mai Heer, located off Jhang-Fasilabad...