Faiz's Aaj Baazaar Mein – Translated and Explained

By Toronto based Poet, Anis ZuberiCourtesy, Junaid ZuberiAnother translation of Faiz rendered by a Toronto based poet – Anis Zuberi. This is a timeless poem or nazm, aaj bazaar main pa ba jolan chalo has been translated and explained below.Aaj bazaar main pa ba jolan chaloaaj bazaar main pa bajolan chalo let us walk in bazaar in shacklesChashm-e-nam, jaan-e-shoreeda kafi nahin wet eyes and restless soul is not enoughTohmat-e-ishq-posheeda kafi nahin being charged for nurturing c … [Read more...]

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The Odd One Out – A liberal’s life in an orthodox society!

By Guest Blogger, MeeraImagine a girl who heads to the pooja room every day right after bath to pray; one who wouldn’t dare to go to her orthodox cousin’s place wearing a sleeveless top or without bangles; one who would follow all customs and traditions (aachara as they call it here) to the last point even though that meant extreme discomfort to her; one who would not daresay comment anything when people bash Indians who settle abroad; one who would always nod to comments like ‘Indian culture i … [Read more...]

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From Bhiwani to Silicon Valley – Part 1

By Guest Blogger, Nikhil GargRs. 44,600 - this is how much it would cost me to chase The Great American Dream! Yes, today I finally booked my Cathay Pacific economy class tickets for the date of September 25th. I'd have a good week to myself before I start my job on October 1st. Here is how it all began . . .Placements take place at IIT Delhi during December every year. Hundreds of top companies, who have screened candidates well in advance, visit the campus in December to interview the … [Read more...]

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