Monthly Archives: November 2021
Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
When an ordinary individual becomes a victim of misconceived notions about his place and position in the Universe, his fallacy can be tolerated because he cannot do much harm. The situation changes radically when the one afflicted is someone who guides the destinies of a country and its people. This spells disaster for all. The consequences are there for us to see and rue.
Coveting the mantle of statesmen and historical legends is the easiest part of the job and donning it too may not prove an insurmountable obstacle given the compliant nature of courtiers, but doing justice to that position and status is not within everybody’s ambit. It is in the crucible of practice that unrealistic dreams evaporate.Continue reading
The importance of a Journal like the ‘Jabal’ of the Baloch Peoples Liberation Front (BPLF) may be lost upon and be entirely incomprehensible to generations that have the news and views at their fingertips and live in an era when dissemination of news and views is no longer the sole monopoly and prerogative of States.
Today’s world is very different from the world of 70s; then dissemination of news and views was controlled by state and it successfully suppressed truth and disseminated lies unchallenged and it was this situation which needed to be countered forcefully and prompted the birth of ‘Jabal’; to present the alternate narrative of the people in contrast to the State’s lies and untruths. Those who came up with ‘Jabal’ understood that “As long as Hunters wrote History only the Hunters would be Glorified”. Jabal was the narrative of the hunted and it fulfilled its obligation admirably.Continue reading