Monday, November 23, 2009

All You Wanted to Know About Noon Meem Rashid [and could not find it on the Internet]

This month’s Urdu Academy program was on Noon Meem Rashid. Speakers read papers on the life of Noon Meem Rashid and recited Rashid’s poetry. The audio file of the program is present here:

[Here you see Ijaz Syed reading ‘Hasan Koozeh-gar']

The torrent of bad news that regularly comes out of Pakistan makes it hard to believe that country of 180 million people has highly successful engineers and scientists working on cutting-edge technologies. Meet Dr. Syed Ali Khayam of NUST (National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad) to become familiar with the other face of Pakistan. This scribe interviewed Dr. Khayam at Ashok Malani’s place. The detailed interview of this young electrical engineering professor will be published soon.

Eminent Urdu poet and prose-writer Professor Munibur Rahman (alternatively spelled Munib-Ur-Rahman, Munib-Ur-Rehman, Munib Ur Rehman, and Munib Ur Rahman) recently visited the San Francisco Bay Area. This scribe met him at Ijaz Syed's place.

A brief bio of Professor Munibur Rahman is present here: