Teen Urdu Shayar

तीन उर्दू शायर और उनकी पंजाबी ग़ज़लें

ग़ज़ल हिन्दोस्तान की दीगर ज़बानों में कही जा रही है, लेकिन पंजाबी ग़ज़ल उर्दू ग़ज़ल के क़रीब-तरीन है। ये क़ुरबत इस दर्जा है कि पंजाबी के मुमताज़ शायरों के फ़ेहरिस्त में जो लोग हैं, उन नामों से उर्दू के क़ारी भी ना-शनास नहीं। हबीब जालिब, ज़फ़र इक़बाल, मुनीर नियाज़ी जैसे मोतबर शायर इसकी चंद मिसालें हैं।

Mere junoon ka nateeja zaroor niklega

Mere Junoon Ka Nateeja Zaroor Niklega…

Having a tough time? These couplets will surely lift your morale!

Life is full of hardships; it poses new challenges quite often. Remember that nature loves balance. After every dusk, comes a dawn. Oh! That was poetic. Well, poetry has its own ways to inspire and motivate. Here are some motivational shers for you from Urdu poetry: Follow your passion; it will surely bring success. No… continue reading

Maha Laqa Chanda Poetess

When there was no woman poet in Urdu, there was Mah Laqa

The Importance of Being Mah Laqa Chanda

At the threshold of the nineteenth century, the Urdu language saw the emergence of the first woman poet with a complete divan to her credit.

Firaq Gorakhpuri

Shab-e-furqat bahut ghabraa rahaa hoon

Aane waali naslein tum per fakhr karengi ham asro
Jab un ko ye dhyaan aaiga tum ne Firaq ko dekha tha

Holi and Urdu

Holi Ki Shaam Hi To Sehar Hai Basant Ki

Holi’s dusk is the dawn of Spring

Colours! Dance!! Music!!! Festivity!!!
All these sum up Holi in our popular imagination.
But Holi is more—much more—than fun and frolic, fete and fiesta.


Ghalib: More Than a Poet

Ghalib is a poet par excellence.

He remains unparalleled for his intellectual curiosity, as also for his wit and humour. We bring you some lateefas (jokes) that will bring a smile to your lips. But they will also make you sad.

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