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Tuesday, June 28, 2022



Ghalib was always in debt because he lived beyond his means: Mehr Afshan Farooqi

January 29, 2021 5:31 pm

In an interview with, Farooqi talks about what drew her to Ghalib, the challenges she faced in uncovering a story which is already scarcely known and what she gained in the process.

Noted writer, poet Shamsur Rahman Faruqi passes away

December 26, 2020 2:00 am

“The tallest figure in the world of Urdu, his death leaves a void that cannot be filled,” said Anis Azmi, theatreperson and former general secretary of the Urdu Academy of Delhi.

‘Ghalib’s work shows India’s history, sociopolitical scenario 150 years ago’

September 29, 2019 9:30 am

As many as 300 people from Pune and other cities attended the programme on the first day, which included students, teachers and admirers of Urdu poetry.

Street Wise: Ghalib may not have lived here but Saadat Hasan Manto did

September 27, 2018 3:16 am

A road named after Mirza Ghalib at Madanpura in Mumbai — a city he never visited — has often had several people wonder (and believe) if the road was once a ‘pata’ of the legendary poet.

Buenos Aires to get a taste of Indian poetry

June 10, 2016 7:54 pm

Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K will read his new poems written during his stay and travels in Latin America.

Lives of the Poets

November 01, 2014 2:36 am

The grand old man of Urdu literature, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, on a new translation of his stories, reinstating the past in the present, and why India can’t afford to forget.

Something on their Minds

January 10, 2014 2:00 am

From gangster sagas, insider trading to dishing out fitness fundas, Indian celebrities are now expressing themselves through books

Guns and the Ghazal

January 05, 2014 4:46 am

Writer and director Neeraj Pandey on how Ghalib inspired his debut novel.

The Perfectionist

August 28, 2012 2:02 am

The year 1969 saw IPTA recreate the last grand mushaira held in the Mughal Court.

Space Crunch

August 17, 2012 2:30 am

There are few suitable rehearsal spaces for theatre groups in the city