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Ballad of a Soldier

By NAVEED GILANI My beloved father, a Topchi (Gunner) by training, served proudly and honorably for 29 years in the military. First four years in the Royal British Indian Army and the later twenty five in the Pakistan Army. Retiring at the rank of Brigadier he was commissioned in 1943 when the British had already… Read more »

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Sheikh Saadi and Abe Lincoln

My grandfather, a worldly wise man who lived for almost a century, would quote Sheikh Saadi often. One of his favorites was; If money is lost nothing is lost, if health is lost something is lost, but if character is lost everything is lost. It is this Character that Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of… Read more »