Amidst the writing fury that gripped me from February until April, my pen churned out a few Nazms. The reasons behind them can be left for another day. Meanwhile, here is the last Nazm I wrote in my Sunnyvale apartment before I left the Silicon Valley in May 2012. The Nazm started out with the [...]
I would like to thank My Grandfather, Late Mr. Gopinath Kaushik, for if it wasn't for his genes and blessings, I don't think I would have ever been attracted to Urdu. It is a language that can be enthralling yet unimaginably complex at times. My writings are a way of saying things that I otherwise wouldn't be able to.
Some of the master Urdu poets that I deeply respect and learn from are Mirza Ghalib, Ustaad Zauq, Bahadurshah Zafar, Kaifi Azmi, Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, Majaz Lucknawi, Jigar Moradabadi and Sahir Ludhianvi and many more.
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My last Ghazal written in the Silicon Valley. Somehow, in recent times – Nazm writing became the facet of my life, yet I managed to churn out a Ghazal once in a while with this being the latest. I wrote this originally for my cousin’s short movie. Thanks for reading.
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I wrote this Nazm in the unforgettable month of March this year just before I penned Purani Dilli and Wo Kamra Khaali Hai. It was my swan-song for the time-being. Thanks for reading. I recorded this very late in the night after a couple hours of singing on the Guitar, so the voice is hoarse, [...]
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An Acoustic Guitar version of this haunting Ghazal from the Hindi movie, Amal that I recorded few months ago on my Classical Guitar. The Ghazal is written by Meer Taqi ‘Meer’ and composed & performed by Dr. Shiva. Here are the 2 Ash’aar I recorded using Tascam DR-05 Portable Digital Recorder. Rahi nagufta mere dil [...]
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This month was an unforgettable month for me and quite ironically so, especially during the last leg of my stay here in the United States. This Nazm came to me late after midnight a couple weeks ago as I was staring at the wall while trying to sleep and staring at the huge pile of [...]
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Lately, my mind has been buzzing and on last few nights just before drifting off to sleep some verses have been visiting me like old friends. Here is a Nazm I wrote few nights ago. Including a quick recitation for non-hindi readers.
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Last few days, I travelled through many by-lanes of life and stopped to look at few pebbles and boulders. Out of those, a Nazm was born last Saturday afternoon – Akhiri Cheekh (last cry). Here is a midnight recitation for those who can’t read Hindi.
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Here is the Music Video of our song Jalpari, a song composed and performed by Nikhil and I, known as Iktara. The video was shot in Yosemite National Park, California in Spring of 2011. Be sure to check out the First Release, Skyas on our website. We’re currently working on our second album, which will [...]
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Here are some selective Ash’aar from a Sukhanfaham evening that we shared with Lal Sahab in December 2006 (India). The full video is here. Enjoy this recital from a memorable evening in Lal Sahab’s Voice. Neither him nor I know the names of Sho’ara who wrote these Ash’aar. Just heard from my Father that Lal [...]
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