Lucknow: Years ago, poet Firaq Gorakhpuri had advised people to study Urdu saying: "Urdu is liye padho taaki afsar banne ke baad afsar lago bhi" (study Urdu not just to become an officer but also to come across as one). The advice, however, seems to ... Times of India, 1 week ago
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Firaq Gorakhpuri: The Poet of Pain and Ecstasy reveals how the poet's loveless marriage found its way into his melancholic poetry I have been a silent admirer of Firaq Gorakhpuri. For years I have heard about him from my colleagues, many of them ...The Hindu, 2 months ago
My gratification though was only delayed, not denied. A few weeks after I came back to Delhi, Roli Books came up with Ajai Mansinghs biography of Firaq. Called Firaq Gorakhpuri: The Poet of Pain and Ecstasy, the book grabbed my attention. Initially though I ...The Hindu, 2 months ago
I cannot put a date to exactly when it happened, but gradually, over many years, people around me began to identify me as Muslim. This was new and, I suppose, the beginning of a process which placed me with the Other. Firaq Gorakhpuri has a ...Quartz, 1 week ago
IT was nice to see, during the last few years, literary circles celebrating the centennials of Shibli Nomani, Altaf Hussain Hali, N.M. Rashid, Saadat Hasan Manto, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Miraji and many other towering figures of Urdu literature. Mir Taqi ...DAWN Group, 2 weeks ago
Some varieties of butter do not melt easily in the mouth. On Monday, during his speech at the BJP's national executive in Allahabad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi buttered two slices with one sound bite when he said: There was a time, when humare ...Firstpost.com, 1 month ago
The loneliness of a gabled edifice amid a clutter of shopping centres built to optimise every square feet of the land available is accentuated by the gentry inside. They all look fifty-plus. While sipping coffee at leisure, the fans above swirl ...News18.com, 1 month ago
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