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“अल्फ़ाज़” – अल्लाम अशरफ़ #mustread

ज़हर दिलों में बोने वालों, बज़्म-ए-नफ़रत जो सजा रहे हो सुनो. हवा में घुल रही है बू-ए-ख़ून-ए-आदम, अल्फ़ाज़-ए-मोहब्बत जो चुन सको तो चुनो. बिखेर के इंसानियत के ताने बाने को यूँ मसनद नशीं होना, जैसे गोरकन ने महल बनाया हो… Continue Reading →

Resist the Super Emergency ! Indian Democracy Matters! – June 25 One Day Online Film Festival

25 June 2020 will mark the 45th anniversary of the infamous Emergency imposed on India. On this day, we call upon all Indian citizens to launch a peaceful, non-violent nationwide movement to fight against the SUPER EMERGENCY the country is being subjected to today. This… Continue Reading →

After Ghalib and Gulzar, fake poetry in Amrita Pritam’s name

A juvenile poem by a young poet Baabusha Kohli falsely attributed to the grand dame of Punjabi letters goes viral on social media causing angst to Amrita’s admirers Jun 19, 2020 11:29 IST Nirupama Dutt Chandigarh When Delhi-based writer-editor Antara… Continue Reading →

‘सरकारी कोरोना’

by- अल्लाम अशरफ़ कितना बड़ा सबक़ है दे रहा कोरोना,आदमी को है ज़रूरी इंसानियत न खोना… अदना से एक वायरस दिखलाया हक़ीक़त ज़मीनी,इंसानी ज़िंदगी है या सरकारी खेल कोई घिनौना… अफ़सर हो या हो नौकर, मज़दूर, पूँजीपति हो,भूखे को मिले… Continue Reading →

‘इंफ़ेक्टेड ग़ालिब’

by – अल्लाम अशरफ़ मैं न अच्छा हुआ, बुरा न हुआ,अपना हिंदुस्ताँ कभी इंडिया न हुआ, टोटके हर मर्ज़ के हैं बाबा के झोले में,साइयंटिफ़िक अप्रोच से कोई वास्ता न हुआ, प्रपंच रचता रहा पंडित तुम्हारे आँगन में,क्या तुम्हारे घर… Continue Reading →

Basu Chatterji (1930-2020): Filmmaker who found beauty, humour and stories in everyday life

The master storyteller who gave us films like Piya Ka Ghar (1972), Rajnigandha (1974), Chhoti Si Baat (1975), Khatta Meetha (1978) and Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986), died on Thursday aged 90. New Delhi – 04 Jun 2020 23:55 IST 7 SUKHPREET KAHLON… Continue Reading →

लौट सका तो फिर आऊँगा

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RIP-Asrar Jamayee, the forgotten star of Urdu poetry who passed away as pauper in Delhi

By Firoz Bakht Ahmed* Hardly anyone had shown at the last rites, journey and burial of Asrar Jamayee (Abrar-ul-Haq) 83, Delhi-based eminent Urdu humorous and satire poet, the last of the series of the greatest mazahiya (humorous) poets, who breathed… Continue Reading →

Corona Lockdown – The Other Me

We lived in a double track of online and offline time. Now, stopped in those tracks by a pandemic, with no one to find us but ourselves, can we ask how we plan to change? Paromita Vohra The meditative quiet… Continue Reading →

Rest in Power- Dr. Abhay Flavian Xaxa – “I am not your data”

Abhay Xaxa’s most famous poem was: “I am not your data”, which opposed the government treating Adivasis as mere data. I am not your data, nor am I your vote bank, I am not your project, or any exotic museum… Continue Reading →

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