“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 responses to ““Abb kaam chal raha hai faqat DOT COM se””

  1. fazeel says:

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

  2. Babar says:

    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!

  3. Adil Najam says:

    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
    Mumtaz Mahal
    Cricket Tikanjoo
    Khewra Salt Mines

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

  4. Adil Najam says:

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

  5. dawa-i-dil says:

    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

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