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POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Poetry, Bollywood Music, Partition, Gulzar

The Anger of Gulzar: Unlike his softly musing romantic poetry, Gulzar sahab's political verse is hard-hitting and edgy

On his birthday, a look at the poet extraordinaire's writing on communal violence, corruption, unemployment. The tone and words here are different from Gulzar's beautiful romantic verse.

ART & CULTURE

 |  18-minute read
Hindu-muslim ties, Partition, Joginder paul, Gulzar

When Gulzar and Joginder Paul discussed the horrors of India's partition

[Book extract] Partition was like the blast of the supernova, its pieces kept smouldering on, alive, hot.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Gulzar, Rabindranath Tagore, Poetry

How Tagore influenced Gulzar in poetry and life

At the launch of his books, 'Baaghbaan' and 'Nindiya Chor', veteran poet-lyricist explains why Gurudev is relevant even today.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Another Tangent  |  3-minute read
Urdu Poetry, Gulzar, Jashn-e-Rekhta

5 stunning gems by Gulzar at Jashn-e-Rekhta

The poet extraordinaire's couplets on Partition, ghar wapsi and belonging were steeped in the essence of Urdu.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
India-Pakistan Relations, Gulzar, Urdu Literature, Intizar Hussain

Gulzar's tribute to Intizar Hussain, chronicler of lost love between India and Pakistan

Literary figures should be revered the way he was venerated, because they are above boundaries.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Gulp Fiction  |  5-minute read
Gulzar, Amish Tripathi, JLF2016

When Gulzar cleared his throat and JLF went ecstatic

Highs and lows of Jaipur Literature Festival day four.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Book Extract, Bengali Cinema, Gulzar, Suchitra Sen

How Suchitra Sen transitioned from Roma to Gulzar's 'Sir'

[Book extract] She created a new image in Bengali cinema, one that evolved over time.

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.