Subramania Bharati, who wrote in the Tamil language, was a literary colossus. Influenced by the Romantic poets, the radical poet used the pen name “Shelley dasan”, meaning disciple of Shelly. Much later, inspired by Walt Whitman, he wrote prose poems, possibly for the first time in an Indian language.
: Gifts, candy, nog and carols. Those are just some of the joys of the Christmas season. At the heart of all ranges is the aviator style, every bit as essential now as it was when Ray Ban unveiled its metal framed sunglasses designed for US military pilots in 1936. Since then, they’ve shaded policemen, Hell’s Angels, rockers, sportsmen you name it. Today’s interpretation is a fraction bigger than the original, in keeping with the general trend for larger frames.
His insistence on making profundity palpable allowed Cohen to write what has come to be known as one of the greatest secular hymns of the late 20th century. “Hallelujah” may not be the song that ardent fans consider Cohen’s best, although it does boast a melody that’s now nearly as indelible in the contemporary American consciousness as “Amazing Grace.” And since Jeff Buckley’s definitive 1994 recording pushed it into new standard territory, the song has definitely become one of pop’s most carelessly over covered numbers, with singers leaning into its churchy elements while missing the point of its lines about catastrophic sex and psychic brokenness. Yet “Hallelujah” does show what made Leonard Cohen so great not the sweep of its arching choruses but the grime on the floor of its verses, the lines about being tied to a kitchen chair and realizing love isn’t victory, but defeat, and the way that Cohen places one of his favorite words, “broken,” right next to the one he borrowed from some old hymnal.
Pakistan right now is not really weak, but they are industrially and economically dwarved on the world stage. CPEC is meant to help Pakistanis transform themselves into a global heavyweight, not to provide temporary employment on a few construction projects. The fact that temporary employment is being provided is just a nice side effect as I already mentioned.
Earlier this year, the women on the Speak Out on FGM messaging group decided to approach the Syedna, Muffadal Saifuddin, who is the global head of the religious order, in Mumbai. To their frustration, their requests were not considered. In April, the Syedna delivered a sermon saying that: “The act must be done.” His office broached the matter again in a press release in June, saying the practice has a religious sanction and should continue..