Articles By Rajat Kumar

He is a content writer and an upcoming Urdu poet based out of Delhi.

Tarikh Nigari

Tarikh Nigari: Numbers Speaking through Words

Today is National Mathematics Day, celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s master-mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan. Now that you know that, how about learning a few things about numbers while staying in the world of words? Might as well take out that fear of numbers!

Asraar-e-Huruuf The Story of Alif

Asraar-e-Huruuf: The Story of Alif

Alif echoes the sound ‘a’, as in the word ‘but’. In Devanagari, it’s written as “अ”. But to understand how monumental this little aspirant-letter is in the grand scheme of things

Ali Sardar Jafri 'Lucknow ki Panch Raten'

Ali Sardar Jafri’s Life-Scroll : Lucknow ki Panch Raten

Ali Sardar Jafri, the poet of love, peace, and courage, significantly graced the treasure of Urdu literature with his crowning work ‘Lucknow Ki Panch Raten’. A confluence of his travels, friendships, and acquaintance.

Mir Taqi Mir (interesting Anecdotes)

Mir Taqi Mir And the Mushaira of Lucknow: Interesting Anecdotes

Mir Taqi Mir, aged 60, finally arrived in the court of Lucknow at the request of Nawab Asaf-ud-Daulah in the year 1782. Being a traveller customarily staying in a Sarai Mir, learnt about a Mushaira that was about to take place one evening.

Night Shayari, Shayari on night, A Metaphor to a Hundred Colours

Night- A Metaphor to a Hundred Colours

Ghalib, unconventionally romantic in his couplets, portrays night as the darkness in which the beloved shines. Perhaps it’s only the bewitching scattered tresses which deceive the lover into thinking that he alone enjoys sleep, peace and the night!

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