Political Parody: Mein HouN Naa

Posted on August 17, 2007
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Adil Najam Some of the best political commentary anywhere in the world is done in humor. In Urdu we have a great tradition of political commentary in verse and some of the best poetry (a la Faiz Ahmad Faiz) is of this variety. What I present here is no Faiz – not even close. But […]

Adil Najam Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi died today. I learnt of his demise from Sabahat Zakariya’s blog Silsala-e-Mah-o-Saal, which also reminded me of that very apt verse from Qasmi sahib: KouN kehta hai kay mout aa-ayee tou marr jaouN ga Mein tou darya houN, samandar meiN uttar jaouN ga [Who says that I woudl die on […]

Faiz Centenary: The Last Mushaira

Posted on January 22, 2011
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Adil Najam (Editor’s Note: 2011 marks Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s 100th birthday. We will be carrying a series of posts on Faiz Sahib to mark this centenary). From the very first post on this blog, the poetry of Faiz Ahmad Faiz has been a beacon of wisdom in which we have sought solace, inspiration and insight […]

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