In continuation with our sole aim and focus on promoting our beloved mother tongue, we are proposing to upload Sindhi telefilms, comedy Sindhi tele episodes and Sindh music videos produced by Sindhisangat on internet. As a test run, we have uploaded our first telefilm, titled Zahar Pyar Jo. Click on http://videos.sindhisangat.tv/ This has been released on DVD and telecast on Sindhi Surhaan, our weekly TV programme on DD Gujarati and DD India.
by: NIZAMUDDIN LAGHARI, Islamabad
THIS is apropos of two reports (June 22) on the water crisis, followed by an editorial. Two groups of tail-end users had agitated for water shortage in Hyderabad and at Wagah border. One group demanded of the rulers to release water. The other group, under the banner of Pakistan Muttahida Kissan Mahaz, protested against cut in river water by India. Unfortunately, Sindh demands water from Punjab and Punjab is crying against India that the neighbouring country is responsible for the damage of its agriculture system.
WASHINGTON DIARY: The film factor
by: Dr Manzur Ejaz, USA
Courtesy: Wichaar.com, July 7th, 2009
A reinvigorated film industry will not only provide jobs to hundreds of thousands of people, it will also be a major source of foreign exchange earnings because of the large expatriate community living in Europe and North America. Most of the time the entertainment industry, particularly films, are early indicators of future economic and political scenarios. From Hollywood and Bollywood to poor Lollywood, all film industries give very good indications of things to come. Lollywood’s annihilation and Bollywood’s expansion tell the story of two competing countries.
Water scarcity and disputes
By Zulfiqar Halepoto
Courtesy: daily dawn, Monday, 06 Jul, 2009
WITH unprecedented challenges of water scarcity facing the world, some new approaches have surfaced to tackle this problem. The terms like ‘river diplomacy’ and ‘environmental peacekeeping’ are commonly used in non-traditional human security studies as tension between riparian states mount on water sharing, environmental degradation, irrigation and drinking water shortage and decline in food security.
By: Khalid Hashmani, USA
St. Louis – July 6, 2009 – The 25th convention of Sindhi Association of North America (SANA) was successfully ended in St. Louis , Missouri today. It was a historic event with more than 500 registered attendees. The programs included Adabi (Literary) session, SANA Vision Brainstorming session, several medical seminars, women programs, speaker’s forums, and General Body meeting of SANA members. One of the most important aspect of the convention was extra-ordinary musical, fashion, and plays organized and acted by Sindhi youth depicting conflicts and convergence of the cultures of their new country and their parents’ Sindhi heritage. Indeed it was like witnessing passing of baton from the grey hair generation to the young adult generation of North American Sindhis.