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Dejected, is this how the days would pass?

Here is a ghazal by the Urdu poet Jaun Eliya. You can read it in Hindi, Urdu and English in the original words here, with word meanings on highlight. Additionally, if you want to follow the pauses and the breaks that the poet himself makes while reciting it, you can check out this video of a mushaira in Dubai. I have been thinking about these lines for a while now. Below, I have done a translation of the ghazal in English, couplet-wise. Read more...

Initializing my new blog

New beginnings Here is a couplet Dr. Bashir Badr. कोई फूल धूप की पत्तियों में हरे रिबन से बँधा हुआ वो ग़ज़ल का लहजा नया नया न कहा हुआ न सुना हुआ Here’s a translation in English: A flower, leaves seemingly like the sun, tied together with a green ribbon, The poetry here is very new, never before seen, never before heard of. Read more...