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Iqbal love life atia faizi

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

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

Do share with us your understanding of these shers.

Brainteasers

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 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

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

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.