Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicUrdu poetry

Topic: urdu poetry

Famous poet Akbar Allahabadi is now Akbar Prayagraj, says UP higher education panel website

UP Higher Education Services Commission names Syed Akbar Hussain, popular as Akbar Allahabadi, as Akbar Prayagraj on website. Names of poets Rashid Allahabadi & Tegh Allahabadi changed too.

Allama Iqbal, his two-nation theory and the ideas in his poetry that were anti-national

Iqbal, much like Sir Syed, never considered the Muslims of Indian origin as true Muslims.

Sahir at 100: The ‘pal do pal ka shayar’ who doesn’t fade even 41 years after his death

Sahir Ludhianvi would’ve been 100 this March, and his lyrics and poetry still resonate for their philosophical tinge, symbolism & social consciousness.

No one bigger than Faruqi in Urdu literature, says Dastango Himanshu Bajpai 

Faruqi, credited with restoring Dastangoi, the Urdu art of oral storytelling, passed away Thursday. He was 85.

Urdu poet Shamsur Rahman Faruqi passes away month after recovering from Covid

The 85-year-old Padma Shri poet is credited to have revived 'Dastangoi', a 16th century Urdu oral storytelling art form.

Urdu lyricist-poet Rahat Indori passes away at 70

Indori's career spanned over 50 years and was known for lyrics of songs in films including Munnabhai MBBS and Ishq. He was undergoing treatment for Covid but died due to a heart attack.

‘Dhoop aane do’, don’t lose hope & feed the strays: Gulzar’s lockdown message in poetry, prose

Stay hopeful, and practise social distancing, says Gulzar in his new poem. Read the translation of the poem by Rakhshanda Jalil.

Verses in the time of virus: Poetry Live unites 71 quarantined poets on Instagram

Indian Novels Collective and Mumbai bookstore Kitab Khana brought together renowned and new-generation poets together on Instagram via daily lockdown poetry sessions.

Jan Nisar Akhtar — Bollywood lyricist who was ‘poet in a real sense’

On his 106th birth anniversary, ThePrint explores the life and love of Jan Nisar Akhtar.

Habib Jalib, Pakistan’s poet of dissent whose lines are now chanted on both sides of border

Pakistani poet Habib Jalib & his poem Dastoor became widely searched keywords in India after a video of a JNU student reciting the lines went viral.

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Kanhaiya Lal's body being taken for cremation | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Don’t let politics around Udaipur killing fool you. It proves nothing about Indian Muslims

Nupur Sharma supporters to liberals, everyone must understand it's dangerous to draw too many general conclusions from the Udaipur incident.
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Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.