This post originally appeared at this fabulous blog. Do visit for some of the best posts on Urdu you will see. Do it before Urdu becomes anti national language. I hope IIT-Kanpur is not called upon to analyse and pass a judgement on this. From “Poems by Faiz: Translated with an introduction by V.G. Kiernan”, … Continue reading Bol ke lab Azaad hain tere – Faiz Ahmed Faiz – Translation and Urdu Script Text
You can read the Episode 1 review here and Episode 2 review here Man Amadeh am - Gul and Atif give us a folk-pop-routine fused song which is brilliant in bits but cacophonous in the rest. I would have loved a slightly subtle arrangement in the middle portions of the song. Absolutely loved the way … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 8 Episode 3 #CokeStudio8
Grew up with you, sir. Be it the wait for a new album to be released Be it 'begging' for the poster of 'face to face' from the cassette shop (shiv electronics, bhootnath Lucknow). Be it your first ever concert I attended in Lucknow Be it the first ever album I got 'dubbed' (In Search) … Continue reading ‘New’ year?
What can one 'blog' about Mirza? Absolutely Nothing. Just wanted to register it here, that I thank God for his kindness that I was born in an era (with hearing, seeing and understanding faculties), when I was able to come across Ghalib sahab's work. How can I not mention Maalik (Gulzar) who made it possible … Continue reading Mirza Ghalib