Nal and Damyanti: An imperishable story of love, suffering, union.
Traced back to antiquity, that is even before the Puarnas, this story was narrated for the sake of entertainment during the exile of the Pandavas.
अच्छी शायरी का मुआमला ज़रा अलग क़िस्म का होता है, इसमें लफ़्ज़ों के परे एक ऐसी दुनिया होती है कि अगर आप उस तक पहुंचने से असमर्थ रहे तो शायरी के असल आनंद से वंचित रहेंगे।
Majrooh Sultanpuri was one such poet who drew upon both and blended them together with distinction. He was a classicist in style and a romanticist in disposition. In addition, he was a humanist — a humanist at core.
A woman of substance, courage and resilience, she is an ideal example of how a woman may play different roles all through her life. She once expressed that life gave her the material for poetry in all its variety as a mother, observer, traveller and learner.
Shankara consumed poison to save humanity as Manto did to salvage life from its ugliness and literature from its sweet sermons. Manto was indeed the Neelkanth of Urdu fiction.
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