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Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Varun Grover reads 'Aaj Sajan Mohe Ang Lagalo'
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Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Varun Grover reads 'Aaj Sajan Mohe Ang Lagalo'

For his birth centennial, we're presenting Sahir Ludhianvi's words in the voice of contemporary lyricists. Here, Varun Grover discusses why this song from Guru Dutt's Pyaasa is a testimony to Sahir's songwriting acumen.

Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Kausar Munir reads 'Yeh Ishq Ishq Hai'
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Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Kausar Munir reads 'Yeh Ishq Ishq Hai'

For his birth centennial, we're presenting Sahir Ludhianvi's words in the voice of contemporary lyricists. Here, Kausar Munir discusses how every poetry lover must internalise this song in order to learn and appreciate the art and craft behind it.

Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Irshad Kamil reads 'Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya'
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Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Irshad Kamil reads 'Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya'

For his birth centennial, we're presenting Sahir Ludhianvi's words in the voice of contemporary lyricists. Here, Irshad Kamil discusses how Ludhianvi translates profound philosophical emotions into simple everyday words, in this song from Hum Dono.

Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Shellee reads 'Jinhen Naaz Hai Hind Par'
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Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Shellee reads 'Jinhen Naaz Hai Hind Par'

For his birth centennial, we're presenting Sahir Ludhianvi's words in the voice of contemporary lyricists. Here, Shellee discusses how SD Burman and Ludhianvi's stellar combination made the Pyaasa soundtrack immortal in every respect.

Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Hussain Haidry reads 'Main To Kuch Bhi Nahin'
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Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Hussain Haidry reads 'Main To Kuch Bhi Nahin'

For his birth centennial, we're presenting Sahir Ludhianvi's words in the voice of contemporary lyricists. Here, Hussan Haidry discusses why 'Main To Kuch Bhi Nahin' is a rare exception in the poet-lyricist's oeuvre.

Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Raj Shekhar reads 'Man Re Tu Kahe Na Dheer Dhare'
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Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Raj Shekhar reads 'Man Re Tu Kahe Na Dheer Dhare'

For his birth centennial, we're presenting Sahir Ludhianvi's words in the voice of contemporary lyricists. Here, Raj Shekhar discusses how this song from the 1964 film Chitralekha is the best example how often the most profound feelings can be expressed in the fewest of words.

Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Mayur Puri reads 'Sar Jo Tera Chakraye'
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Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Mayur Puri reads 'Sar Jo Tera Chakraye'

For his birth centennial, we're presenting Sahir Ludhianvi's words in the voice of contemporary lyricists. Here, Mayur Puri discusses how Ludhianvi penned a very 'of-the-streets' song with 'Sar Jo Tera Chakraye', which ended up becoming the anthem of the working class.

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, noted Urdu poet-critic and Padma Shri awardee, passes away at 85
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Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, noted Urdu poet-critic and Padma Shri awardee, passes away at 85

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi was conferred with the Saraswati Samman in 1996 for his work Sher-e-Shor Angez. In 2009, the Government of India conferred upon him the Padma Shri.

Sadia Delhvi, noted writer and activist, editor of Urdu women's journal Bano, dies at 63
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Sadia Delhvi, noted writer and activist, editor of Urdu women's journal Bano, dies at 63

Sadia Dehlvi, who hailed from the royal Shama family, edited Bano, an Urdu women's journal.

Naiyer Masud, a curator of the unsaid: Remembering the award-winning writer, his dream-like and elusive style
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Naiyer Masud, a curator of the unsaid: Remembering the award-winning writer, his dream-like and elusive style

First-time readers are usually bewildered, desperately trying to ‘make sense’ of Sahitya Akademi award-winner Naiyer Masud's stories. Curious and haunted, they return, to feel their filigree-like negative spaces.

Noted Urdu poet Anand Mohan Zutshi Gulzar Dehlvi passes away aged 93, days after recovering from COVID-19
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Noted Urdu poet Anand Mohan Zutshi Gulzar Dehlvi passes away aged 93, days after recovering from COVID-19

Dehlvi was admitted to a private hospital on 1 June after testing positive for coronavirus. The 93-year-old Urdu poet was brought home on 7 June after he tested negative for COVID-19.

Noted Urdu writer and Padma Shri awardee Mujtaba Hussain passes away aged 83
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Noted Urdu writer and Padma Shri awardee Mujtaba Hussain passes away aged 83

The renowned Urdu writer and Padma Shri winner Mujtaba Hussain passed away on 27 May in Hyderabad after suffering cardiac arrest.

To be truly inclusive, anti-CAA movement must acknowledge protest traditions in languages beyond Urdu
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To be truly inclusive, anti-CAA movement must acknowledge protest traditions in languages beyond Urdu

The experience of resistance is a shared one — one that cuts across language and region. A plurality of defiant voices would only reinforce the solidarity that is at the centre of such resistance, by helping people both express and hear it in new ways that channel their anger and frustration, telling them that they are not alone in this. Learning about marginalised traditions and offering them representation also ties in to the broader inclusiveness, progressiveness, and opposition to homogenisation that the anti-CAA movement stands for.

Gul Makai movie review: Inspiring story of Malala Yousafzai is better documented in source material than this biopic
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Gul Makai movie review: Inspiring story of Malala Yousafzai is better documented in source material than this biopic

The script of Gul Makai feels like a compilation of information culled from news clippings, Wikipedia, and books on Malala Yousafzai.

Noted artiste Manjari Chaturvedi's recital in Lucknow allegedly suspended due to a qawwali performance
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Noted artiste Manjari Chaturvedi's recital in Lucknow allegedly suspended due to a qawwali performance

Manjari Chaturvedi said that she was allotted 45 minutes for the event, and upon inquiring why the performance was suspended, she heard that it was because of the qawwali that she had taken to the stage.

Urdu satirist Mujtaba Hussain on returning his Padma Shri: Our democracy has been reduced to a joke
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Urdu satirist Mujtaba Hussain on returning his Padma Shri: Our democracy has been reduced to a joke

Mujtaba Hussain is a celebrated Urdu author, humorist and satirist who has decided to return his Padma Shri (received in 2007) to register his protest against the ‘current atmosphere’ in the country.

Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Urdu writer Mujtaba Hussain returns his Padma Shri award; says 'I am not happy with the situation today'
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Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Urdu writer Mujtaba Hussain returns his Padma Shri award; says 'I am not happy with the situation today'

Hyderabad-based Mujutaba Hussain was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour in the country, for his contributions to Urdu literature in 2007.

Recent controversies over Sanskrit, Urdu in educational institutions point to growing communalisation of languages
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Recent controversies over Sanskrit, Urdu in educational institutions point to growing communalisation of languages

The communalisation of a language like Urdu or Sanskrit has very real consequences for both the language itself, but more importantly, for the people who use it on a regular basis. As a process, it attempts to draw clear lines delineating who can and can’t use a certain language, rewarding transgressions with an open hostility.

News18 India retains status as most read regional news platform; unique visitors' count jumps 11.6% to 85 mn
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News18 India retains status as most read regional news platform; unique visitors' count jumps 11.6% to 85 mn

News18 Bangla2 grabbed the number one position amongst the Bengali news sites, with an incredible 21 percent month-on-month growth of unique visitors.

Pakistan blacklists, expels Asia coordinator of Committee to Protect Journalists; group's executive director calls move 'baffling'
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Pakistan blacklists, expels Asia coordinator of Committee to Protect Journalists; group's executive director calls move 'baffling'

Pakistan blacklisted and expelled the Asia coordinator of global press freedom group the Committee to Protect Journalists, the group's executive director said Friday.