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ART & CULTURE

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Coke studio pakistan, Pakistani singer, Ghazals, Faridakhanum

The magic of Farida Khanum, the Queen of Ghazal

Farida Khanum wears the title of Queen of Ghazal with panache. Every song of hers bears her unique identity and soul.

ART & CULTURE

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Chitra Singh, Music, Ghazals, Jagjitsingh

Remembering Jagjit Singh: The singer who made ghazals accessible to everyone

There are singers and then there is Jagjit Singh, who remained a perfectionist till his untimely death on October 10, 2011.

ART & CULTURE

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Ghazals, Urdu Poetry, Rahatindori

Remembering Rahat Indori: A fiery solace

Despite often being scoffed at by the purists, Rahat Indori’s evocative and easily graspable poetry, richly expressive of life and our common social concerns, makes him the poet of the masses. The fiery poet passed away on August 11, 2020.

ART & CULTURE

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Ghazals, Jashn-e-Rekhta, Rekhti, Rekhta

Rekhta, Rekhti and how women found their voice in Urdu poetry

Who speaks for 'her'.

ART & CULTURE

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Music, Chitra Singh, Jagjit Singh, Ghazals

How Jagjit Singh redefined the modern ghazal

Remembering the maestro on his birth anniversary.

ART & CULTURE

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Mirza ghalib, Ghazals, 75th birth anniversary, Jagjit Singh

Remembering Jagjit Singh's silky voice on his 75th birth anniversary

The legendary ghazal singer leaves behind a legacy that continues to inspire like a fire whose flames refuse to die.

ART & CULTURE

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Book Extract, Gulzar, Jagjit Singh, Ghazals

How Jagjit Singh would make magic with Gulzar

[Book extract] The singer-poet combination worked wonders both on and off stage.

ART & CULTURE

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Pakistan, Ghazals, Mehdi Hassan

Why ghazals owe their life to Mehdi Hassan

The legend’s voice is so immortal that it will continue to hypnotise the collective consciousness of the connoisseurs and the masses forever.