Logo


GenNext all around

Bilawal is a mid-morning raga in Hindustani classical music, to be sung or played between 9 am and noon. It has now been made world famous because the eldest son of the late Benazir Bhutto, now her successor as the head of the Pakistan Peoples' Party, is also called Bilawal. He is all of 19 years old. Such young persons are not usually handed over the baton. Even Pitt the Younger was 23 years old when he become prime minister of England and went on to rule it for about 20 years. But it does happen in royalist arrangements and, it would seem, most South Asian political parties tend to be that ...