Archives : September 2018

The importance of prayer

Gandhi: “My Life is My Message”

Gandhi was a Sufi and a Yogi, a liberator and a martyr for whom India was the karma bhoomi.

Zafar Iqbal Rekhta Blog

Zafar Iqbal – the canon maker of modern Urdu ghazal

Zafar Iqbal’s poetry contains an element of protest. Here are some couplets of Zafar Iqbal that will surely awaken your conscience.

Rekhta blog Momin Khan Momin

Ishq Naama Banaam Momin Khan Momin (1800-1851):

Momin lived to love and loved to live but he could not have luck with any of his beloveds.

Akbar Allahabadi

Akbar Allahabadi in a New Avatar!

In Akbar Allahabadi, Urdu language found a humorist, a satirist, a commentator, and a reformer. Unlike many, his satire is not corrosive, or black in nature. He lived during the British Raj and his poetry provides glimpses into the socio-political conditions of that age. He chose to be jovial and politely critical in his poetry… continue reading

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