Mirza Ghalib: Peshawari Turban and Humor

Posted on April 18, 2011
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Mast Qalandar We recently had a post on Ghalib by Adnan Ahmad. I believe we can never have enough of Ghalib. Adnan’s post was mostly about Ghalib, the poet. This one is about Ghalib, the person. When we think of Ghalib as a person, invariably the picture that comes to mind is that of an […]

Faiz Centenary: Share Your Favorite Faiz Verse

Posted on February 13, 2011
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Adil Najam February 13, 2011, marks the 100th birth anniversary of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. From the very first post on this blog, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and his poetry has been a muse, a mentor, a monument, and a mirror to our thoughts, our wishes, our hopes and sometimes also our fears. In our posts, and […]

Muzaffar Warsi (1933-2011): Mera Payambar Azeemtar Hai

Posted on January 29, 2011
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Adil Najam Muzaffar Warsi, a distinguished and distinctive voice in devotional poetry died in Lahore after a protracted illness on Friday, January 29, 2011. Warsi shaib was clearly an giant amongst naat-go and hamd-go Urdu poets. Although many would remember him for the rendition styles, he was first and foremost a poet who had dedicated […]