DECODING LOVE'S SYNTAX
If you have ever dabbled in writing love poems for that teenage crush, you will know that Urdu shayari was possibly the best way to express the heady rush of oxytocin
in words. In case you want to brush up your skills and learn from the masters—Ghalib, Zouk, Mir Taqi Mir or contemporary wordsmiths like Gulzar, John Elia, Wasim Barelvi and many others, head to Jashn-e-Rekhta. The festival, now in its third edition, brings a blend of a hidden side of Urdu through its mushairas, baithaks, Dastangoi and literary events. It is the perfect date for those who live and love Urdu in any of it myriad forms.
FROM February 17 to 19 AT IGNCA, 11 Mansingh Road, Near Andhra Bhavan