Imroz the poet

इमरोज़-एक जश्न अपने रंग, अपनी रौशनी का

इमरोज़ की मिट्टी का गुदाज़, लोच और लचक देखकर हैरत होती है कि कोई इतना सहज भी हो सकता है। लोग जो भी बातें करते रहें, वो दर-अस्ल इमरोज़ को अमृता के चश्मे के थ्रू देख रहे होते हैं जबकि इमरोज़ किसी भी परछाईं से अलग अपने वजूद, अपने मर्कज़ से मुकम्मल तौर पर जुड़े रहे हैं।

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Why Beher?

“The appropriateness of speech means that it should be divided into such parts which, when recited, create a beautiful continuity in the voice, and which have a delightful proportion and balance to each other.”

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Meer Baqar Ali, the last Dastango from Old Delhi

Today, we present a portrait from the ‘Auraq-e-Musawwar’, the sepia-toned artist’s sketchbook – Meer Baqar Ali, the last Daastaango (storyteller) from Old Delhi whose life delineates the outline of the poignant transition from oral tradition to cinema and electronic media.

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گم شدہ خواتین ناول نگار

یہ ذکر ہے اس وقت کا جب تقریبا ہر گھر میں عورتیں بہت شوق سے ادبی جرائد، مختلف رسائل اور ڈائجسٹ پڑھا کرتی تھیں۔ ان میں کہانیاں اور ناولس قسط بار چھپتی تھیں۔۔۔ ایک قسط پڑھ کر دوسری کا انتطار بڑی شدت سے کیا جاتا تھا۔

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Women writers of Urdu: Have we done justice to them?

When we look at the canon of Urdu literature, it doesn’t take much time to realise women are abnormally absent from the picture. If we speak of the classical age, The important Tazkiras like Khush-Marka-e-Zeba or Majmua-e-Naghz rarely mention a female.

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Meer Sahab’s final resting place: Where is it?

2023 marks three hundred years of the legendary poet Meer Taqi Meer. A fresh wave of readers is turning to him, paying tribute to his poetic and linguistic legacy. In this festival of Meer’s life and poetry, a question is being asked more often than any other: Where is Meer’s final resting abode?

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