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پھرتے ہیں میرؔ خوار کوئی پوچھتا نہیں

دلی کا باغ جب نذرِ خزاں ہو چکا جب یہ اپنی خوش نما بہاروں سے ہاتھ دھو چکا تو اس باغ کے اکثر پرندے ہجرت پر مجبور ہوئے اور گلستانِ لکھنؤ میں اپنے آشیانے کے لئے شاخیں ڈھوندتے رہے میرؔ کی دربدری ٹھکانا چاہتی تھی پھرتے ہیں میرؔ خوار کوئی پوچھتا نہیں یہ زمانہ نواب… continue reading

The importance of prayer

Gandhi: “My Life is My Message”

Gandhi was a Sufi and a Yogi, a liberator and a martyr for whom India was the karma bhoomi.

Zafar Iqbal Rekhta Blog

Zafar Iqbal – the canon maker of modern Urdu ghazal

Ye Tamasha Ab Sar-e-Bazaar Hona Chahiye

Zafar Iqbal’s poetry contains an element of protest. Here are some couplets of Zafar Iqbal that will surely awaken your conscience.

Rekhta blog Momin Khan Momin

Ishq Naama Banaam Momin Khan Momin (1800-1851):

Tumhein Yaad ho ke na yaad ho

Momin lived to love and loved to live but he could not have luck with any of his beloveds.

Akbar Allahabadi

Akbar Allahabadi in a New Avatar!

7 Urdu shayari memes for the millennial idea of humour

In Akbar Allahabadi, Urdu language found a humorist, a satirist, a commentator, and a reformer. Unlike many, his satire is not corrosive, or black in nature. He lived during the British Raj and his poetry provides glimpses into the socio-political conditions of that age. He chose to be jovial and politely critical in his poetry… continue reading

Amrita pritam First woman writer in Punjabi

Amrita Pritam

The Immortal Romantic

If one was to define Amrita Pritam’s journey in this world, one would simply say: “Love with Sahir, Marriage with Singh, Life with Imroz”.