KYA KAHUN?

आज कल कुछ कहने को जी नहीं करता, तेज़ नदियों में बहने को जी नहीं करता I बहुत झेल लिए ज़ालिम के ज़ुल्म ओ सितम, और ग़म – ऐ – इश्क़ सहने को जी नहीं करता I उनके तगाफुल में वीराने भी हसीन लगते थे, अब तो जन्नत में भी रहने को जी नहीं करता I जज़्बात के समुन्दर अभी भी उठते हैं मेरे दिल में, पर अब उन मौजों […]

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YKDN LIVE FEST AT KANDAGHAT – YET ANOTHER TRIBUTE TO SHAKEEL BADAYUNI

This year was one year when I failed to pay tribute to my favourite poet and lyricist Shakeel Badayuni on his Death Anniversary on 20th April. But, did I really fail? How can I? I live Shakeel and his poetry and lyrics. I have a Facebook group called ‘Yaad Kiya Dil Ne’ (YKDN). On 22 April 2017, we had the second Annual Meet of the YKDN group in my home […]

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THE BEST SONGS OF SAHIR LUDHIANVI – THE ‘MAGICIAN’ LYRICIST AND POET – PART IV

I have so far given you three parts of this post: In ‘The Best Songs Of Sahir Ludhianvi – Part I’, I gave you two dozen songs. Initially, I started with a favourite of mine: Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko, mardon ne use bazaar diya, from the 1958 BR Chopra movie Sadhana. I soon settled with giving you his songs chronologically from Thandi hawayen, lehrake aayen (from 1951 movie […]

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BLACK

All names and incidents in the story are fictional and any resemblance to anyone or anything real is purely coincidental. Historical details are however real and pains have been taken to re-report them as correctly as possible. 1975 Greased face, slimy hands, torn shorts, bare feet, he stealthily went around the crowd in front of the theatre. He was so small – he came up to hip level of most […]

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