Ever heard a couplet of Mirza Ghalib and wondered what he really meant?
Excited to present my first book in the series of 8. GHALIB: Translation of Mirza Ghalib’s popular Urdu couplets available on amazon kindle store across the world.
A labor of love, this book is a collection of popular couplets of Mirza Ghalib translated in English with the original in Urdu, Devanagari, and Roman script.
अब टूट गिरेंगी ज़ंजीरें अब ज़िंदानों की ख़ैर नहीं
जो दरिया झूम के उट्ठे हैं तिनकों से न टाले जाएँगे
कटते भी चलो, बढ़ते भी चलो, बाज़ू भी बहुत हैं सर भी बहुत
चलते भी चलो कि अब डेरे मंज़िल ही पे डाले जाएँगे
ऐ ज़ुल्म के मातो लब खोलो चुप रहने वालो चुप कब तक
कुछ हश्र तो उन से उट्ठेगा कुछ दूर तो नाले जाएँगे
As a part of girl guide initiative in our school we grew up singing and wholeheartedly believing this song. Still do.
Mazhab nahi sikhata aapas mein bair rakhna.
Hindi hain ham ! watan hai, hindostaan hamara
- Allama Iqbal
मज़हब नहीं सिखाता आपस में बैर रखना
हिंदी हैं हम! वतन है, हिंदोस्तां हमारा
- अल्लामा इक़बाल
कुछ लोग तुम्हें समझायेंगे
वो तुम को ख़ौफ़ दिलायेंगे
जो है वो भी खो सकता है
इस राह में रहज़न हैं इतने
कुछ और यहाँ हो सकता है
पर तुम जिस लम्हे में ज़िंदा हो
ये लम्हा तुम से ज़िंदा है
ये वक़्त नहीं फिर आएगा
तुम अपनी करनी कर गुज़रो
जो होगा देखा जाएगा
- फ़हमीदा रियाज़
#urdupoetry #urduadab #faiz #fahmidariyaz #tumapnikarnikarguzro
Tweets doing the rounds saying "mothers should teach their sons better". Really? No matter what, it's the women who are responsible for everything, apparently.
A child's development is affected by multiple factors, not just one. They learn from their family as well as from their surroundings.
So when you, the society, shows him that it's easy to blame and treat women (the way people do) and get away with anything, that's what he learns.
Hanging from the ceiling of the Art Nouveau Lucerna Palace in Prague, an ancient king rides triumphantly astride… an upside-down, apparently dead horse.
Created by Prague-born artist David Černý, whose claim to fame was the painting a Soviet tank pink as a memorial to the Velvet Revolution.
Thought it would be an apt reference today!
What does this represent to you?
@musafir we voted for each and every murderer, bomber, rapist, gunmen and thieves. and we voted them all over again. nuff said
“#depression isn't always dark rooms and crying endlessly. Sometimes its getting up, going to work and smiling and laughing all day and then coming home to sit quietly doing little to nothing until its time to go to bed.”
Just read this from someone I know...
Urdu poetess, writer and believer of Hindustani sanjhi virasat of ganga-jamni tahzeeb.
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