February 11, 2011

Prof. Puran Singh’s Books

Posted in Literature, Sikhism, spiritual at 1:18 am by matapn

A blog with text of his books

The life and Teachings of Sri Tegh Bahadur Ji

The Sisters of Spinning Wheel and Other Sikh Poems

Sketches from Sikh History

Spirit of Sikhs

The Sikh Nation

The Ten Masters

More about him and his works


November 22, 2010

free audio books

Posted in children, Literature, self-help, spiritual at 6:52 pm by matapn

checkout hundreds of free audio books



January 29, 2010

Persian Poetry Site

Posted in Afghanistan, Literature at 8:29 pm by matapn


November 10, 2009

Afghan Women’s Writing Project

Posted in Afghanistan, Literature, NGO at 9:31 am by matapn

Check it out

Afghan Girl

National Geographic Magazine

October 26, 2009

Punjabi Kavi Darbar::Sunday 11/15/09::Plymouth MI

Posted in events, Literature at 7:39 am by matapn

click here for more information about the event.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

October 5, 2009

Urdu Mushaira in Livonia Michigan on Oct 10th 2009

Posted in events, Literature at 7:41 am by matapn

Click here for more details regarding the Urdu Mushaira on 10/10/2009

September 29, 2009

the scent of light

Posted in Literature, Music, spiritual, sufi at 6:34 pm by matapn

Why Carry?


Why carry a

whole load of books

Upon your back

Climbing this mountain,

When tonight,

Just a few thoughts of God

Will light the holy fire.

A rendering of a Hafiz poem by Daniel Ladinsky

Beautiful poems like this one are recited in a CD with refreshing North Indian Classical Music in the background. The CD is called “Hafiz: The Scent of Light“.


November 2, 2008

The Six Archetypes of Love

Posted in Literature, spiritual at 1:56 pm by matapn

I listened to an interview on New Dimensions where Michael Toms was talking to Allan G. Hunter about his latest book called “The Six Archetypes of Love“. the innocent, the orphan, the pilgrim, the warrior-lover, the monarch and the magician.

The main character of every ‘great’ story in the Western Canon is invited to undertake a symbolic, spiritual journey, and along the way he, or she, has to achieve these mileposts.” – Allan G. Hunter

October 13, 2008

Punjabi Kavi Darbar – 11/01/08 – Plymouth MI

Posted in events, Literature at 10:56 am by matapn

for more info click here.

May 9, 2008

Ghazal Ki Ek Shaam- Mirza Ghalib ke Naam

Posted in events, Literature, Performances at 2:52 pm by matapn

The AMU Alumni Association of Michigan
Proudly Presents
“Ghazal Ki Ek Shaam- Mirza Ghalib ke Naam”
On Sunday, June 1st, 2008
Time: 4.00 PM Sharp*
Kresge Auditorium-Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, Michigan 48150

Donation: $20 per person (Sponsors $250 plus) All Donations tax Deductible : AMUAAMI Tax ID : 38-3631025
All proceeds support scholarship fund for deserving students at AMU irrespective of age, sex, race or religion

Program at a glance : This will be a wonderful evening of Ghazals and Light Music. Our main artist is Sanjay Lall from Toronto and his ensemble. Sanjay (voice of Jagjit) will thrill you with his favorite selection of Ghazals along with a couple of favorites from Jagjit’s eternal collection, « Mirza Ghalib ».
Act I : 4 to 4 30 PM, Introduction and Performance by Local Artists
Act II: 4 30 to 6 00 PM : Sanjay Lall and Ensemble
(6 00 to 6 30 PM, Intermission (light Snacks will be served)
Act III : 6 30 PM Dedication of the Evening to Mirza Ghalib and a word on our Scholarship program
Act IV : 7 to 9 PM More Ghazal and Music + Audience Request
9 PM : Adjourn and Vote of Thanks

For information and Tickets please call:
Jamil Ahmad (734) 578-5460, Masroor Ali 248-885 0767
Tanweer Mallick (734) 260-8806, Ranvir Singh (734) 663 0084
Habib Zuberi (734) 414-0059

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