stories, vikram, vetaal

Wondrous Literary Narratives

Baitaal Pacheesi and Singhasan Batteesi

Literary narratives are known to have a latent relationship between their oral and written forms. Two analogous Indian narratives–Singhasan Batteesi (Thirty-Two Tales of the Throne) and Baitaal Pacheesi (Twenty-five Tales of Baital)–that have passed from the oral to a variety of written forms over a long period of time may be mentioned in this context.

Independence day Urdu word slogan

Stairway to Freedom

Relive the freedom struggle through these Urdu Words.

The struggle for freedom has long and arduous till it reached the destined day.

All dignity, all majesty to him who is known as Nazeer

Mahima Us Ki Hi Rahe Jis Ka Nao Najeer

All dignity, all majesty to him who is known as Nazeer

Nazeer was a poet of the masses. He was a common man, wrote of the common people, and in the common language. 

Rekhta Blog Premchand

We Haven’t Served Premchand Well, Have We?

Much of what we think or say about Premchand today is usually clichéd. We have been made to believe that this literary major of our times was only a fiction writer, and a Hindi fiction writer to be precise, who emerged and stayed on primarily as a storyteller of rural life. All these are sheer misrepresentations that need to be redressed.

Rekhta Blog Kaif Bhopali

Kaif Bhopali: The artist who used words as colors!

Remembering Kaif Bhopali on his twenty seventh death anniversary

A commendable lyricist, an ingenious poet and above all a soulful artist who stays alive in our collective memory

Mumbai city Rekhta blog

Shahr Namaah Banaam Mumbai

I am Mumbai. Not long ago, I was known as Bombay. Still some call me by my old name because they love me– as one loves a dear one by names more than one.