The Company You Keep

I met a fine gentleman, Dr Omar, in Lahore the other day. Since he spoke Urdu in an accent not usually associated with people of Punjab, I had to ask him how did he learn to speak such a refined version of Urdu. His reply was simple but thought-provoking.¬†Although, it is something that we have […]

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The Forgotten Art of Good Conversation

Who, in your mind, is the best conversationalist?The person who people call the ‘Jaan’ (Life) of a group or party?Someone who impresses you with his/her ‘gift of gab’? Personality? Style?Cracks jokes that you have never heard before and can’t stop laughing hours afterwards?Knows all the latest news (read: gossip!)?Et al…You can add here more of […]

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