Purani Dilli

Mar 20 2012

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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Akhiri Cheekh

Feb 28 2012

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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Dec 27 2011

Hadn’t really written any new Qalaam since March this year. This Nazm paid me a visit after midnight yesterday and I wrote it down on a paper. I named it Zillat and present to you with a quick recitation. [audio:]

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Jalpari – Music Video!

Oct 20 2011

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 be a compilation of original English Folk/Acoustic songs....

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Farewell Lal Sahab

Apr 26 2011

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 Sahab passed away couple days ago...

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Ek Aur Girah

Feb 28 2011

Sometimes one needs an excuse to write and some-times words dawn upon you out of no-where. Wrote this Nazm this afternoon while going for Lunch and tried to finish it tonight. The only gift I could ever give comes out of my writings. This was for Kaumudee, on her Birthday. Peace~ Here is a...

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