In four years, Rekhta has become the largest online repository for Urdu poetry and literature in the world, says Veenu Sandhu.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The lawns of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts in Delhi were choc-a-bloc over three days last February. There were men and women, young and old, in silks and pashminas. There were students in ripped jeans and loafers. And, there were children. They were here for Jashn-e-Rekhta that had drawn in poets, artistes, ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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'I started learning to pull a rickshaw from two regular rickshaw-pullers.' 'Once I stopped at a roadside tea-stall to have a cup of tea.''It was early morning and two elderly customers were drinking tea there.''On seeing me, one of them remarked to the other, "Arrey, doesn't this rickshaw fellow remind you of Om Puri?"''When I finished my tea, I told them that I was indeed Om Puri.''As I was leaving, I heard the tea-stall owner exclaiming, "Bechara. How sad to see him reduced to this state. He ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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