Iqbal love life atia faizi

The love-life of Mohammad Iqbal (1877-1938)

Acha hai dil ke saath rahe paasban-e aql | Lekin kabhi kabhi ise tanha bhi chhod de

Anisur Rahman Thinking of Mohammad Iqbal is thinking of one with many distinctions to his credit. Being a poet, philosopher, barrister, academic, and political thinker with a knighthood to his credit made him special in many ways. All these distinguished identities qualified him to be widely celebrated as the “Poet of the East”, “Hakim-ul-Ummat”, and… continue reading

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Brainteasers

These five couplets will inflame your imagination

Urdu poetry has innumerable shers where the two lines do not seem to have any apparent connection. Only after intense thought, one does realize that the two lines have a deep-rooted correlation. Here we bring to you five such shers. Read and give them a thought. We have provided hints for each sher to help… continue reading

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Readers’ Choice on Rekhta in 2018!

The most viewed poets, poetry, short stories and blogs on Rekhta.org

The year 2018 saw the Rekhta family grow by huge numbers. Millions of people joined in to read and relish Urdu poetry and literature. We have compiled a list of the most searched content on the Rekhta website. These were the most searched couplets on the Rekhta website. To read more of the poet just… continue reading

These remarkable poets breathed their last in the year 2018

IN MEMORIAM: SAQI FARUQI, MOHAMMAD ALVI, FAHMIDA RIAZ AND HAMIDI KASHMIRI

These remarkable poets left for their heavenly abode in the year 2018.

Some of our most remarkable poets breathed their last in the year 2018. Venerable ones like Saqi Faruqi, Mohammad Alvi, Fahmida Riaz and Hamidi Kashmiri would live with us for the way they lived life and confronted death.As all poets transcend time and space, they also did the same. We carry their legacy and celebrate… continue reading

Children's Day Rekhta Shayari blog

Taking You Back In The Memory Lane

Urdu shayari presenting moods and shades of childhood.

Poetry has many genres. Each genre presupposes a certain type of readership. So does poetry for children. Interestingly, they are as relevant for children as they are for the adults.

Rekhta blog Sahir

Jab Bhi Aaya Naye Geet Laata Rahunga

A Romanticist-cum-Marxist, Sahir Ludhianvi remains with us as an iconic poet. Celebrated as a poet, film lyricist, he also remained at the centre of stories that has kept us fascinated over these decades. Here are some excerpts from his poetry that establish him as a poet of resistance par excellence. Dreams sustain us. Even in… continue reading