Gulzar today advised the young generation of aspiring writers to "become their own critics" by emulating Mirza Ghalib's practise of repeatedly editing his own writings. DNA, 1 month ago
Ditch those boring forwarded messages, surprise your lover with these shayaris. This Valentine's Day, turn to the original love poet to impress your love. Whether you are in a long distance or in a one-sided relationship, these shayaris (couplets) from Mirza Ghalib, will reveal why poetry is the best way to express your true feelings. Click on these icons below to reveal the shayaris, what they mean and where to apply them. ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Comments will be moderated by The Hindu editorial team. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant cannot be published. Please write complete sentences. Do not type comments in all capital letters, or in all lower case letters, or using ...The Hindu, 2 months ago
And no, says Sukanya Verma, the list doesn't start and stop with Boman Irani! Often caricatured on celluloid, there's more to the small but solid Parsi community than quirks and accent. Quite a few of them have made an invaluable contribution to the Hindi film industry with their artistic vision and compelling talent. In Rangoon, an ambitious period drama directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Saif Ali Khan's character is named Rustom Bilimoria, a Parsi film producer. Here's looking at Bollywood's best ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Majaz, based on the life of Asraul Haq Majaz, the John Keats of Urdu poetry, marks Talat Aziz's debut as a composer in Hindi cinema.The film could have been an excellent biopic had it stuck to the poet's poetic self rather than his unfulfilled love, says Mohammad Asim Siddiqui. IMAGE: 'Majaz is a period film, so the costumes, manners and values shown in the film recall a decadant feudal culture which, if it had its drawbacks, also had its own attraction.'A poster for the film Majaz. ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Another irony concerns the vexed relationship between Hindi and Urdu, which are perhaps the only two languages in the world whose basic word stock, nouns, pronouns, verbs and sentence structure happen to be exactly the same. In fact, linguistically speaking, ...The Hindu, 2 months ago
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