Topic: Hum Dekhenge
With a protest every winter, Varun Grover’s poem and Poojan Sahil’s song have become this generation’s Faiz poem ‘Hum Dekhenge’.
Iqbal Bano's voice, and her rendition of Faiz's poem, still remains just as effective, evocative and powerful as it did in 1986 Pakistan.
Vashi Mant Sharma says he doesn’t subscribe to any particular ideology, but he complained against students singing ‘Hum Dekhenge’ because Faiz was a Pakistani.
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IIT Kanpur sets up a panel to decide if 'Hum Dekhenge' is anti-India. Whether it is Modi, Indira or Zia, the best time for poetry is the worst of times.
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Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.
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