Rooh dekhi hai kabhi

I heard this poem in the voice of Gulzar himself at a lit-fest in Bangalore. His baritone voice made the visuals that he writes about ever more alive. As a poet Gulzar has a rare talent of creating lingering visuals using his words, this along with the flowing easy to read words, make him a… Continue reading Rooh dekhi hai kabhi

The inspiration

Original in Urdu: کانٹے والی تار پی کسنے گیلے کپڑے تانگے ہے خون ٹپکتا رہتا ہے اور نالی میں بہ جاتا ہے کیوں اس فوجی کی بیوہ ہر روز یہ وردی دھوتی ہے ----Gulzar Transliteration Kaante wali taar pe kisne gile kapdhe taange hai Khoon tapakta hai Aur Naali mein beh jaata hai Kyun iis… Continue reading The inspiration