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Mar 02: International Baloch Culture Day

CULTURE IS RESISTANCE

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Mar 02: International Baloch Culture Day

CULTURE IS RESISTANCE

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Spurious symbols — Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

I do not understand why pieces of apparel have to be given the status of cultural symbols; only those countries and nations that are culturally bankrupt need to impose them as symbols. This symbolism also reveals the inherent feeling of inferiority and the consequent need to make them appear as important and necessary

Since last year, at the behest of a commercial television station in Sindh, a so-called ‘Cultural Day’ is being observed in the province. The two media groups that now want to own it celebrate it on two different days. This supposedly Cultural Day is observed by people wearing a Sindhi topi (cap) and an ajrak (ethnic shawl). These are being turned into symbols of Sindh; on this day, with a lot of fanfare and enthusiasm, many people adorn themselves with these symbols and the youth dance. Some political, cultural and social outfits wholeheartedly participate in it and, sadly, all believe that, with this, they are reinforcing Sindhi identity, which I think they are not. Sindhi identity is much larger and more varied than two pieces of attire. This Cultural Day is nothing but the commercialisation of culture and a means for raking in profits for television stations and the makers of topis and ajraks.

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Mar 02: International Baloch Culture Day

CULTURE IS RESISTANCE

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Spurious symbols — Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

I do not understand why pieces of apparel have to be given the status of cultural symbols; only those countries and nations that are culturally bankrupt need to impose them as symbols. This symbolism also reveals the inherent feeling of inferiority and the consequent need to make them appear as important and necessary

Since last year, at the behest of a commercial television station in Sindh, a so-called ‘Cultural Day’ is being observed in the province. The two media groups that now want to own it celebrate it on two different days. This supposedly Cultural Day is observed by people wearing a Sindhi topi (cap) and an ajrak (ethnic shawl). These are being turned into symbols of Sindh; on this day, with a lot of fanfare and enthusiasm, many people adorn themselves with these symbols and the youth dance. Some political, cultural and social outfits wholeheartedly participate in it and, sadly, all believe that, with this, they are reinforcing Sindhi identity, which I think they are not. Sindhi identity is much larger and more varied than two pieces of attire. This Cultural Day is nothing but the commercialisation of culture and a means for raking in profits for television stations and the makers of topis and ajraks.

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Mar 02: International Baloch Culture Day

CULTURE IS RESISTANCE

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Cultural day mourning

By: Diagoh Murad

Sunday, March 07, 2010

On 2nd March 2010, the dawn rose to welcome another Black day for Baloch nation who are colonized by Iran & Pakistan, Being a colony Pakistani suppressed Baloch nation never realized that something this could happen to them but as Iranian Suppressed Baloch are concerned they have faced this mortification in the past also where they have been pressured to surrender their culture and language to the neo-colonial power of Irani Shia controlled State. The International cultural day celebrated by every nation in the world, where a nation is free to cherish their Culture in whatever forms they like, they are given free will to debate, create forums, publicize their culture to the whole world and The State in which these culture flourish push them to the forefront so that the culture of such nation becomes visible to the whole world (India being a good example, where every nation have their own forums to debate on their cultural values & morals). But Pakistan is a country in South East Asia where Army controlled agencies dispatch bombs on culture commemoration to suppress and let the colonized nation memorize that they control the cards and they have the authority whether to let these commemoration take place or to turn them into Hell.

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