In the next five posts we shall explore some of the issues pointed out in comments received about the Rashid Minhas series. Then I shall resume by sharing some more writings of Rashid Minhas (guaranteed to surprise you – for sure). Let’s discuss the following four points in the next four posts.
- How to provide sustainable education?
“[Rashid Minhas] becomes a role model of every child when studied in the text books of primary classes but that idealism usually fades away with the growing span of time.”
What is realism?
“We always listen to such ideas [referring to the poem written by Rashid Minhas] but we seldom believe them, or I should say, we seldom think they are realistic. People like Rashid Minhas show us that maybe our definition of being ‘realistic’ should be revised.”
- The importance of entertainment
“What we do in leisure, sometimes slowly, informs our quick reactions later. Rashid Minhas’ early reading and your comments here is such a striking reminder how we often become what we read, speak and do from our youngest years as well as over time. What we value and believe most deeply is not to be taken lightly.”
- Time doesn’t come with labels
“Rashid Minhas was ahead of his time: we were waiting to go and fight for our dear motherland. But that time never came and then when we lost the war, I used to wonder often, how was it possible that our heads were on our shoulders, yet we had lost the war. I sincerely believed, having learnt it from Rashid Minhas that we should fight unto the last man and last bullet.”