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kuchh to paḌhiye ki log kahte haiñ

aaj 'ġhālib' ġhazal-sarā na huā

do render a recitation, people start to say

why is Ghalib silent pray why does he not orate

kuchh to paDhiye ki log kahte hain

aaj 'ghaalib' ghazal-sara na hua

do render a recitation, people start to say

why is Ghalib silent pray why does he not orate

Mirza Ghalib

pattā pattā buuTā buuTā haal hamārā jaane hai

jaane na jaane gul na jaane baaġh to saarā jaane hai

only the flower's unaware, rest of the garden knows

my state,each leaf and every bud that in the garden grows

patta patta buTa buTa haal hamara jaane hai

jaane na jaane gul hi na jaane bagh to sara jaane hai

only the flower's unaware, rest of the garden knows

my state,each leaf and every bud that in the garden grows

Meer Taqi Meer

maqām 'faiz' koī raah meñ jachā nahīñ

jo kū-e-yār se nikle to sū-e-dār chale

maqam 'faiz' koi rah mein jacha hi nahin

jo ku-e-yar se nikle to su-e-dar chale

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

'jalīl' aane lagī haiñ hichkiyāñ kyuuñ

kahīñ maiñ yaad farmāyā gayā huuñ

'jalil' aane lagi hain hichkiyan kyun

kahin main yaad farmaya gaya hun

Jaleel Manikpuri
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jin jin ko thā ye ishq āzār mar ga.e

aksar hamāre saath ke bīmār mar ga.e

jin jin ko tha ye ishq ka aazar mar gae

aksar hamare sath ke bimar mar gae

Meer Taqi Meer
WORD OF THE DAY

gesuu

  • गेसू
  • گیسو

means

Tresses/ ringlet

ye uḌī uḌī rañgat ye khule khule se gesū

tirī sub.h kah rahī hai tirī raat fasāna

ye uDi uDi si rangat ye khule khule se gesu

teri subh kah rahi hai teri raat ka fasana

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Takhallus

The character Surma Bhopali, from the film Sholey, is known to everyone. His compatriot, Ghafoor Miyaan is also a comical character created by famous satirist Takhallus Bhopali (Abdul Ahad Khan) in his journal ‘Bhopal Punch’ in 1960. Along with Ghafoor Miyan, is another character named Paan-daan Waali Khaala (The Aunt with the Betel Box), who became so famous that later a book was published on her.

Ghafoor Miyaan is a Pathan who loves Bhopal and considers himself wise but finds himself doing stupid things every now and then. We see him boasting about his ancestors in typical Bhopali Urdu. On the other hand, Paan-daan waali Khaala is an experienced, talkative woman who, while chomping on Paan, goes house to house and weighs is on the bygone days against the present times in Bhopal's pure feminine dialect. Her biting remarks and digs at the country’s politics evoke much hilarity amongst the women.

The 'Bhopal Punch' lasted for barely three years, but these two characters, adorned with the contrast of past and present, are still alive. Reflecting the social and political conditions of their time, they have become the hallmark of Takhallus Bhopali in Urdu literature.

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Remembering

DEATH ANNIVERSARY

Meer Taqi Meer

Meer Taqi Meer

1722-23-1810

One of the greatest Urdu poets. Known as Khuda-e-Sukhan (God of Poetry)

hastī apnī habāb hai

ye numā.ish sarāb hai

my life is like a bubble now

mirage-like appears this show

hasti apni habab ki si hai

ye numaish sarab ki si hai

my life is like a bubble now

mirage-like appears this show

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Kulliyat-e-Anwar Shaoor

Anwar Shuoor 

2015 Kulliyat

Iqbal Dulhan

Bashiruddin Ahmad Dehlvi 

1908 Moral and Ethical

Mughal Tahzeeb

Mahboob-Ullah Mujeeb 

1965

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1958 Nazm

Shumara Number-002

Dr. Mohammad Hasan 

1970 Asri Adab

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