Category Archives: Literature

Mere Rashk-e-Qamar – Sufi Ghazal

This Urdu ghazal was penned by the Pakistani poet Fana Buland Shehri. Fana’s Real name was Muhammad Hanif, he was shagird (student) of well known Urdu Poet Qamar Jalalvi میرے رشکِ قمر تو نے پہلی نظر، جب نظر سے ملائی … Continue reading

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Airfield Reader’s Day: Mountains To Sea DLR Book Festival

Today, I attended along with my wife the Reader’s day event at Airfield estate held as part of Mountains To Sea DLR Book Festival mountainstosea.ie. It was a great event and an opportunity to meet with a number of talented … Continue reading

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Fascinating Words

If you’re fascinated by words, then this is for you… Glabella – The space between your eyebrows is called a glabella. Petrichor – The way it smells after the rain is called petrichor. Aglet – The plastic or metallic coating … Continue reading

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You start dying slowly – Pablo Neruda

You start dying slowly If you do not travel, If you do not read, If you do not listen to the sounds of life, If you do not appreciate yourself. You start dying slowly When you kill your self-esteem; When … Continue reading

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Three Contemporary Spinozas – The Los Angeles Review of Books

Three Contemporary Spinozas – The Los Angeles Review of Books.

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Crediting Poetry – Seamus Heaney’s Nobel Lecture

R.I.P Seamus Heaney (April 13, 1939–August 30, 2013) When I first encountered the name of the city of Stockholm, I little thought that I would ever visit it, never mind end up being welcomed to it as a guest of … Continue reading

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Isi gumaan me…

Isi gumaan me dekhti rahi teri tasveer subah se shaam tak, Ke shayad yahi bol pade meri ankh se girte hue ansoon dekh kar.!!

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