“Abb kaam chal raha hai faqat DOT COM se”

Posted on August 17, 2007
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Humor, Poetry
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Owais Mughal

hota tha pehlay ishq lifafay ki maarfat
ab kaam chal raha hai faqat ‘dot com’ se

Khalid Irfan is a New York based Urdu language poet. His poetry encompasses issues of Pakistan and Pakistani community abroad in a humorous style.

He is not new to ATP. Six months ago Shahran Asim of Urdu Talk Radio fame had an introductory post on him. Few days ago, he sent me the link to Khalid Irfan’s official website and that has prompted me to share more of his poetry with you.

(1) First qataa is titled as ‘Keeping a Distance’ and it talks in a lighter sense about the ditance that has creeped between different communities in the past few years.

(2) Following qataa is titled as ‘Scholar’ and it talks about the immigrnats who inspite of being meagerly educated in their home countries wrongfully act like scholars abroad.

(3) Following qataa is titled as ‘For the love of the Dollar’. It talks lightly about how seeking of wealth makes people loose out on their identity.

(4) Following qataa is titled as ‘Online’.

(5) Following qataa is titled as the Foreign Policy.

(6) Following qataa is titled as the ‘Night Full of Pain’ and humorously talks about how some leaders of developing world come to US, enjoy their stay as official guests and then go back without doing any thing good (e.g. lobbying/diplomacy) for the benefit of their people.

Credits: All the poetry above comes from Khalid Irfan ‘s official website here.

11 Comments on ““Abb kaam chal raha hai faqat DOT COM se””

  1. dawa-i-dil says:
    August 17th, 2007 12:53 pm

    very beautiful….

    specuially fisrt 4 poems…

    i fully agree with poet…

    apna watan apna watan hee hota hai….

    rest we live as second grade citizens…

    http://www.alldost.com/bl logs/dawa

  2. August 17th, 2007 5:50 pm

    Love the last one, which plays on ‘woh ja raha hai koee shab-i-gham guzar kay’

  3. August 17th, 2007 6:03 pm

    Dear readers, I wanted to use this opportunity to congratulate Owais Mughal for this, his 100th post on ATP (not counting teh joint posts). In fact, even more than to congratulate him I wanted to thank him one behalf of everyone at ATP for all the wonderful posts and all the hard work he has been putting into this.

    Running ATP is hard work, takes a lot of time and commitment, a lot of good humor to keep up with the abuses and nakhras of some readers (you will be surprised at the amount of ‘complaint emails’ we get from people who think that ATP is unfairly ‘targeting’ their own comments but should be ‘targeting’ other people instead!). Especially since he has taken over as Managing Editor, but even before that, this blog could not have worked without him. So, for all of that, and from all of us, thank you.

    Meanwhile, here are links to some of my favorite Owais Mughal posts:
    - Anatomy of a Rickshaw
    - Chai (tea)
    - Runa Laila
    - Print Ads from 1950s
    - Sindhi Newspapers of Pakistan
    - Khojak Tunell
    - Manghopir
    - Mumtaz Mahal
    - Cricket Tikanjoo
    - Khewra Salt Mines

    I will stop there, even though there are so many others that are worth remembering!

  4. Babar says:
    August 17th, 2007 6:37 pm

    Owais – what a nice way to mark the century of your posts. I’ll print these out and share with friends and family :)

    Keep up the great work!

  5. fazeel says:
    August 17th, 2007 7:28 pm

    Great post and congratulations on your 100th one.Keep up the good work.

  6. Indscribe says:
    August 17th, 2007 7:39 pm

    Beshak Khalid Irfaan saahib kamaal kar rahe haiN. aala darje kii mizaaHiya shaae’rii har kisii ke bas kii baat nahiiN. Khalid Irfan se Urdu adab ko bohat tavaqqoaat haiN.

    And congratulations to Owais Mughal sahab.

  7. Roshan says:
    August 17th, 2007 10:22 pm

    Owais Congratulations on your 100th post. I appreciate your consistency and commitment to keep ATP a unique blog.
    I liked the one with Kharja Policy (foreign policy), which shows biwi (wife) and country follow the same foreign policy.

  8. shahran asim says:
    August 18th, 2007 9:29 am

    Kudos to Owais on his 100th post,

    I am honored to be included in some way of this post. Although Khalid Irfan is a humorous poet but if you meet him he looks like a serious, shy person who does not talk too much.

  9. dawa-i-dil says:
    August 18th, 2007 9:45 am

    The poet has un leashed the bitter reality…

    either to rule like a lion ..without fear ..for 1 day

    or to seerve as a jackal for 1000 years…

    as quoted by legendary..Tipu Shaheed…

    we must have now to decide ..what we want out of 2 paths….

    either our self respect..honour..and izzat-e-nafs is more important..or minarates of dilollars is more important…

    just think ..about that…

    http://www.alldost.com/blogs/dawa

  10. Raza Rumi says:
    August 18th, 2007 3:57 pm

    I also liked the last one. Cool stuff.

    Owais: congratulations on turning 100:)
    Adil Bhai has rightly praised your committment in managing ATP. Bravo!

  11. shahid says:
    November 10th, 2008 12:11 am

    hota tha pehlay ishq lifafay ki maarfat
    ab kaam chal raha hai faqat

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