October 19, 2021 4:37 pm
Majaz, uncle of lyricist Javed Akhtar, was one of those rare gems whose poetry reflected two most important aspects: romance and revolution.
August 26, 2020 1:09 pm
In 2015, the Rekhta Foundation started Jashn-e-Rekhta, a festival of the letters and the arts to popularise Urdu. In 2017, it launched Aamozish, an e-learning platform, where over 60,000 people have learnt the language till date.
August 13, 2020 8:17 pm
Rahat Indori wrote both sophisticated Urdu couplets and more popular compositions. He was an artist who lived on his own terms.
August 12, 2020 9:05 pm
Noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori passed away Tuesday following a heart attack. He was 70
August 12, 2020 9:27 am
The poet's words weaved magic, and early last year his line 'Kisi ke baap ka Hindustan thodi hai', taken from ghazal ‘Agar khilaaf hain hone do' became the clarion call of the anti-CAA protests which erupted across the country
May 01, 2020 12:17 pm
Urdu poets rage against the deprivations of labourers and farmers and have written about them in glorious terms, like irtiqa ka peshva (a frontrunner of evolution) and tehzeeb ka parwardigar (the nourisher of culture).
December 27, 2019 2:45 pm
It is not past that's on the young Urdu poets' minds; it's the future. They reflect on the state of the nation, talk of lighting candles amid darkness.
October 06, 2019 4:44 pm
For two years, Biswas has been organising mushairas — evenings of ghazals, nazams and Hindi poetry — in Pune.
October 01, 2019 4:13 pm
Lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri's 100th birth anniversary falls on October 1.
September 14, 2019 10:32 am
Literary mehfils have seen an upsurge at every level, thanks to the reintroduction of poetry and literature to the younger generation by YouTube poetry videos.