ये क्या कह दिया आपने गुलज़ार साहब, उर्दू अगर इतिहास में पहली बार खुद पर शर्मिंदा हुई थी तो इसी बात पर कि उसको उन लोगों पर थोप दिया गया जो उससे नावाकिफ (अनभिग्य) थे.नहीं गुलज़ार साहब, सच तो ये है कि, पकिस्तान उर्दू का मुल्क नहीं, उर्दू का हथियाया हुआ मुल्क है. अगर आज … Continue reading URDU


O Lal Meri Pat – Dama Dam Mast Qalandar

This has been one of my favorite nos. I have been humming this for years now. It has been a hot favorite with all singers, notably qawwals and these days the reality show contestants. Some of the known names who have lent their voice to this - Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Abida Parveen, Madam … Continue reading O Lal Meri Pat – Dama Dam Mast Qalandar

salafi islam

SNAPSHOTThis Salafi maulana eats with three fingers, has banned photography, music and TV, and all interaction with kafirs, in a small town in Malda, West Bengal. He is symptomatic of the larger and spreading malaise. Maulana Nasser Sheikh, 44, looks like an oddity. And speaks and behaves like one too. Standing pretty short at about … Continue reading salafi islam