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We are a community of people who share a love of the written word. We meet to read stories, poems, songs… around a decided theme. This blog is a repository for all that is shared in these meetings.

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Ghazal

Meet 3: Ghazal Appreciation

14 October, 2016 This time we had a full turnout and two special guests - Chinmoy's father and Rupa 😀 After commandeering the spare television set, setting it up and connecting his temperamental laptop Chinmoy was set to begin. The... Continue Reading →

Pura Dukh Aur Aadha Chand

By Parveen Shakir   पूरा दुख और आधा चाँद हिज्र की शब और ऐसा चाँद दिन में वहशत बहल गई रात हुई और निकला चाँद किस मक़्तल से गुज़रा होगा इतना सहमा सहमा चाँद यादों की आबाद गली में घूम... Continue Reading →

Dil-e-nadaan tujhe hua kya hai

By Mirza Ghalib. Lyrics  from rekhta.org dil-e-nādāñ tujhe huā kyā hai āḳhir is dard kī davā kyā hai ham haiñ mushtāq aur vo be-zār yā ilāhī ye mājrā kyā hai maiñ bhī muñh meñ zabān rakhtā huuñ kaash pūchho ki... Continue Reading →

Tamanna hai…

By Navin Customers, deadlines, emails se door jaane ki tamanna hai Aaj kuchh Sukhan az zanana guftan ki tamanna hai Quantico ke teraah episodes dekh liya ek saath sangeen mahaul hai, kahiN urs ka mela dekhne ki tamanna hai Sanskaari... Continue Reading →

Ranjish Hi Sahi …

by Ahmed Faraz Ranjish hi sahi dil hi dukhane ke liye aa aa phir se mujhe chhod ke jaane ke liye aa.  Pahale se maraasim na sahii phir bhi kabhi tou rasm-o-rahe duniya hi nibhane ke liye aa.  Kis kis... Continue Reading →

Mujhse Pehli Si Mohabbat Na Maang

This nazm is by the revolutionary poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz मुझसे पहली-सी मुहब्बत मिरे महबूब न मांग मैनें समझा था कि तू है तो दरख़शां है हयात तेरा ग़म है तो ग़मे-दहर का झगड़ा क्या है तेरी सूरत से है आलम... Continue Reading →

The first time we met …

16 September, 2016 ..we were all a little unclear about how this would go. Tentative. Excited. We had, each of us, our pieces of paper - our selections for the day. Some more than others 😀 .. like Chinmay with... Continue Reading →

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