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Mir and modernity

Even as cultural festivals earlier this month celebrated Mir Taqi Mir’s tercentenary, a look at why, unlike Ghalib and Iqbal, this 18th century Urdu poet, so closely connected with Delhi, has remained relatively understudied, uncelebrated, and unread

A portrait of Mir (Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 05:24 AM IST
ByMahmood Farooqui

Urdu poet Munwwar Rana passes away, lives on in verse

Born on November 26, 1952, he left a mark on Indian literature and his work, “Shahdaba”, earned him the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 2014 but he returned it due to political reasons.

Munawwar Rana suffered infection in the lungs and throat in 2017 and was also receiving treatment regularly due to kidney problems for which he had to undergo dialysis. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 15, 2024 07:46 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Review: Naulakhi Kothi by Ali Akbar Natiq, translated by Naima Rashid

Revolving around four protagonists and their life trajectories, Naulakhi Kothi presents colonial Punjab and the lust for women, money, and land

View of Wah village in Rawalpindi district, Punjab, 1934. (Bristol Archives/Universal Image)
Published on Jan 13, 2024 06:37 AM IST
ByMaaz Bin Bilal

Jammu and Kashmir's Karnah gears up for a Pahadi poetic symposium on Aug 24

Pahadi poets hailing from varied districts within Jammu and Kashmir to gather at Tangdhar and showcase their poetic prowess reflecting Pahari literary tradition

Jammu and Kashmir's Karnah gears up for a Pahadi poetic symposium on Aug 24 (Image by andreas160578 from Pixabay)
Published on Aug 19, 2023 04:09 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Srinagar (jammu And Kashmir) [india]

Interview: Kala Ramesh, Managing Editor, haikuKATHA-We focus on supporting poets

On how the Triveni Haikai India community aids its members to develop micropoems that eventually appear in the monthly online magazine, haikuKATHA

Founder and managing editor, HaikuKATHA, Kala Ramesh (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 16, 2023 09:37 PM IST
BySuhit Bombaywala

AMU pays tribute to renowned poet Mir on his 300th birth anniv

A two-day international seminar was organised by the department of Urdu, Aligarh Muslim University here at AMU on Saturday and Sunday to mark the 300th birth anniversary of renowned Urdu poet, Mir Taqi Mir.

Seminar under way at AMU. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2023 08:06 PM IST
By, Aligarh

Happy Friendship Day 2022: Check out these quotes on friends by famous authors

Let Friendship Day 2022 this Sunday be an excuse to build back the bridges with humility and truth, forget differences and pride or right and wrong and heal the wounds between you and your friends with these quotes on friendship by famous authors

Happy Friendship Day 2022: Check out these quotes on friends by famous authors (Elina Fairytale)
Updated on Aug 07, 2022 08:51 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Mirza Ghalib 224th birth anniversary: 10 love couplets by legendary Urdu poet

Mirza Ghalib 224th birth anniversary: Do you hard relate with ‘Ishq ne ‘ġhālib’ nikammā kar diyā varna ham bhī aadmī the kaam ke’? Here are 10 relatable couplets by the Mughal era Urdu poet, Ghalib, that will add all the missing romance to your love and life

Mirza Ghalib 224th birth anniversary: 10 love couplets by legendary Urdu poet (HT Digital)
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 01:19 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Shayari goes live in the time of corona

Urdu poets across India are conducting live mushairas on Facebook to help cope with the crisis

Reciting poetry online is proving to be a great way for them to make people stay at home and deal with fear, anxiety, depression and boredom during the pandemic, say these poets.
Updated on Mar 31, 2020 03:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByShara Ashraf Prayag

Mirza Ghalib 222nd birth anniversary: Facts about the legendary Urdu poet

Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, better known by his pen name Ghalib and Asad, was born on December 27, 1797.

In 1850, Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar II bestowed upon Mirza Ghalib the title of Dabir-ul-Mulk, as well as the title Najm-ud-daula.(Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Dec 27, 2019 06:00 PM IST
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Shabana Azmi’s mother Shaukat Kaifi dies, Javed Akhtar says ‘She wanted to come back to her own room where she stayed for a day or two’

The 93-year-old actor, who was last seen in Saathiya, had been unwell for a while due to age-related illnesses. She is survived by her children -- actor Shabana Azmi and cinematographer Baba Azmi.

Shaukat Kaifi died after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Updated on Nov 23, 2019 09:20 AM IST
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times | By

Veteran actor Shaukat Kaifi dies at 93

Mother of actor Shabana Azmi and cinematographer Baba Azmi, Shaukat was married to the celebrated Urdu poet and film lyricist late Kaifi Azmi

Shaukat acted in many plays and was a celebrated name in theatre.(HT FILE)
Updated on Nov 23, 2019 01:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKavita Awasthi, Mumbai

Saint Soldier’s students interact with writer

The poet shared his thoughts on literature and writing.

Reading enthusiast with their books.
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 11:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Review: Kaifi Azmi: Poems/Nazms Edited by Sudeep Sen

Kaifi Azmi: Poems/Nazms is a rich mix of academic, formal, tonal, poetic and representational translations into English of the eminent Urdu poet’s work

Kaifi Azmi with his daughter Shabana Azmi.(Alamy Stock Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 06:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAnisur Rahman

Most popular couplets by Mirza Ghalib that will stir your soul

Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, popularly known as Mirza Ghalib, was a celebrated poet of his times. His work is much-loved by poetry lovers all over the world and today on his 221st birth anniversary, here are some of his most popular couplets.

Updated on Dec 27, 2018 07:17 PM IST
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