Mud Kar Dekho

Saari hasti hui aankhen Masoom si baatein Logon ki charchaa Badalte hue khayaal Mud kar dekho Man ki Muraad Is badalti bigadti awaara zindagi mein Bheed ke beech, ghani tanhaai mein Aankhen na modo Mud kar dekho Rangeen sunhari shaamein Masti bhari hawaaien Mehfil jashn-e-jahan Dhunon mein lipte kadam Mud kar dekho Dilon ki khwaishein… Continue reading Mud Kar Dekho

Kaifi

Many years before I knew anything about poets or Urdu shayari, there was a song I loved and watched over and over whenever it played on Chitrahaar. Tum inta joh muskura rahe ho....was simply haunting, clinging on to you even after it ended. In the voice of the iconic ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, the song… Continue reading Kaifi

Touchstone

The madman, his eyes gleaming and bloodshot, his muscles tense, sweat streaming down his face drives into the crowd. This haunting image is seen on screens, hundreds and hundreds of miles away almost instantly. Misery is not just surrounding us, it reaches us instantly on our screens through news channels, apps and alerts. Closer home,… Continue reading Touchstone