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Set in Gali Qasim Jan in Old Delhi's Ballimaran, once home to Mirza Ghalib, Gulzar's newest poem features footage from the area during the Covid crisis.
When Jawaharlal Nehru told her she had brought Ghalib's soul back to life with this movie, he was not exaggerating.
Asar-us-Sanadid was published in 1847. Yet, Syed Ahmad Khan distresses over the 'recent' increase in Delhi’s population.
Mirza Ghalib, a courtier of the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, is today remembered as the brightest beacon of Urdu literature.
Jagjit Singh, the ghazal colossus, is credited with bringing the art form to the wider public with his soulful voice.