Archives : April 2018

We have said it all Nothing left to say Let’s go for a drink The night is here to stay

Abhi Raat Kuch Hai Baaqi

Poets have often represented night- now as an image, now as a metaphor, now as a symbol. And the way Urdu poets signify different dimensions of the night will definitely leave you spellbound. Here we present a constellation of seven couplets from the mesmerising galaxy of Urdu poetry.

Ai mohabbat tere anjaam pe rona aaya Jaane kyun aaj tere naam pe rona aaya

Shakeel Badayuni: Poet as lyricist; lyricist as poet!

A ghazal aficionado, Shakeel Badayuni developed a dialogue with life in all its romantic glory and grandeur

Husn-e-Jaana ki tareef mumkin nahi

Husn-e-Jaana Ki Tareef Mumkin Nahin

When it comes to praising the glory of your beloved, poetry always comes handy.

Jigar Moradabadi

Jigar Moradabadi: The Quintessential Romantic

When one thinks of the Urdu ghazal that celebrates romantic love and pleasures of wine, one naturally thinks of Jigar Moradabadi. This is but a stereotype that has eclipsed his greater worth.

Ibn-e Safi : The Uncrowned Emperor of Detective Fiction

Many of his admirers go back to his works, taking them out of their well-guarded boxes, or dearly preserved libraries. They enjoy each turn of phrase and each shot of wit as his characters act and interact ingeniously to solve mysteries.

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