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Remembering Maulana Azad in London

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailNehru Center in association with Indian Muslim Federation, UK organised a remarkable tribute to the freedom fighter, Congress leader and India’s first education minister, Maulana Azad. What came out so vividly was his unshaken faith in India’s inherent cultural unity and his deep commitment to secular values. Yet he…

A rare interview and recitation of Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailNRIfm presents a rare tribute to one of Urdu’s greatest poets Faiz Ahmed Faiz. The programme was produced by BBC TV’s veteran journalist, now late Krishan Gould as a tribute to Faiz soon after his death in November 1984. It includes excerpts of a rare interview with Faiz in…

A Tribute to Bollywood’s finest poet Sahir Ludhianvi

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailIn this extraordinary tribute to Bollywood’s finest poet, Sahir Luahianvi (1921-1980), the veteran BBC journalist Raza Ali Abidi argues that Sahir created some of the finest imagery of  romance, patriotism, philosophy and devotion to god for many Bollywood films. His anti-establishment poetry gave voice to the weak and suppressed….

Mushaira Yaum-e- Mir Nehru Centre London

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailDr Hilal Fareed Rasta bhi hai, mauqa bhi hai; Dekhen koi aata bhi hai…               Razi bakaram daste sitamgar bhi nahi tha, Varna to kisi haath me patthar bhi nahin tha.   Dr Gautam Sachdev Umra hai baras paaye na baadal mere man…

Remembering Mir Taqi Mir: A presentation by Hilal Fareed

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail In 2006, the 283rd birth anniversary of one of the greatest of Urdu poets, Mir Taqi Mir was celebrated at London’s Nehru centre. Born in Agra in 1723, Mir was orphaned at the age of ten. He went through immense emotional and financial hardships in his life. In his…