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Vulgarity vs obscenity

Vulgarity vs obscenity

Sadat Hasan Manto , the legendary Urdu writer, was a plain, blunt man. Sometimes, this got him into trouble. For instance, Manto was once dragged to court on the charge of writing obscene stories, such as the famous 1944 short story Bu (odour). ..., 2 weeks ago
The Nation Pakistan

Literary Festival comes to a close

LAHORE - The annual third edition of three-day Lahore Literary Festival being held at Alhamra Halls in the premises of Lahore Arts Council ended on Sunday. The premier much was attended by thousands of people from different walks of life. It was a ...
 The Nation Pakistan1 week ago Karachi Literature Festival concludes breaking its previous records  Pakistan Today3 weeks ago

#id5629.prefinit .imgmask{background-image:url("");width:200px;height:142px;}How to be vulgar and get away with it: The prurient limits of obscenity laws (or what could save AIB)

Oh my... The Bombay high court earlier this week restrained the police from arresting AIB members, because their comedy was vulgar but not obscene. What's the difference? Gautam Bhatia explains… Sadat Hasan Manto, the legendary Urdu writer, was ...
 Legally India2 weeks ago
Mid Day

Not just cricket when it's India vs Pak

I just choke on the term cricket diplomacy when it comes to India and Pakistan. Seriously, you need to be in a stadium with Indian and Pakistani cricket fans during one such match to experience the animosity. No, really. This isn't sportsmanship of ...
 Mid Day2 weeks ago
DNA India

Bhendi Bazaar Urdu Festival promises to be bigger, better

In its second year, event looks to delve deeper into the language's trajectory and ethos File Photo The Bhendi Bazaar Urdu Festival, which revealed secrets about the city and the Urdu language, is back after a delay in its second year.
 DNA India1 month ago

THE YEAR IN THEATRE: A bustling year on stage

Snapshots from Dog, Woman, Man. Photo: Ridwan Adid Rupon The theatre scenario of the country saw a bustling year in 2014, with a number of new plays being brought to stage by leading troupes, pulsating festivals and some productions traveling to ...
 Bangladesh Daily Star2 months ago
DAWN Group

Do away with the liberals!

I've had it with them. Enough is enough. This group of people has been corroding the very fabric of our society; they have already caused us enough damage and if we do not act against them now, they will use their ideological extremism to attack ...
 DAWN Group2 months ago

Speak, for thy tongue is free

The language that ignited Ghalib's tongue and fired Faiz Ahmed Faiz's poetry is finding new takers in the country Shazia Nigar Delhi In 1954 the Central Working Committee of the Bharatiya Janta Sangh, a precursor to the Bhartiya Janta ...
 HardNews Magazine2 months ago
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