Hamse puchho ki Ghazal kya hai |

A brief appreciation of Ghazal and its characteristics

Talking about the appeal of Urdu Ghazal, it would be no exaggeration to assert that ghazal dwells outside the bounds of Time. Despite almost eight hundred years of its existence, it hasn’t lost its magnetic sheen. This blog unravels the elements of a ghazal that render to it its essential language-less musicality and enchanting lure.

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”.

Ahmad Faraz rekhta blog

Five Never-Heard-Before Couplets of Ahmad Faraz

Here are five couplets of Faraz that you may not have heard or read before.

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