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Let a million Malalas bloom

There must be something about the name. People dwelling in areas strewn across the Afghan-Pakistan borders still name their daughters Malala in the hope that they grow up to be special. Zia Haq writes.Mind's I | Dabs & Jabs

india Updated: Nov 12, 2012 01:50 IST

There must be something about the name. People dwelling in areas strewn across the Afghan-Pakistan borders still name their daughters Malala in the hope that they grow up to be special.

Malala in Pashtun means melancholy, a word that lies on the border of poetry and philosophy, and means more than just grief.