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    The notion of ‘Ishq’ in Urdu

    There is a well known sher ( couplet ) of the great Urdu poet Ghalib: “Ishq ne Ghalib nikamma kar diya Warna hum bhi aadmi the kaam ke“ What does this mean ? To answer this question one must first explain that Urdu poetry has often an outer, literal, superficial meaning, and an inner, metaphorical, […] More

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    ‘Ye hi to hai Bharat’ – Ramzan and Religious Harmony

    This time, Ramzan is being observed all over the world under lockdown. Pre-COVID, luckily I got opportunities to observe the month of Ramzan in many cities in India and abroad because of my professional obligations. There are some beauteous memories and moments associated with this month, which I would like to reminisce about here. I […] More