Monthly Archives: April 2012

In praise of paan

dekhna ai “Zauq” honge aaj phir laakhoN ke khooN phir jamaaya us ne laal-e-lab pe laakha paan kaa — Zauq Paan is almost as old as India itself. Ameer Khusro in his book “ijaaz-e-khusravi” gives some qualities of paan. 1. … Continue reading

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Jaan hai to jahaan hai – Urdu expressions

There are some expressions that have become part of our language, so much so that very few of us know the origin or even the full couplet where they come from. Muhammad Ramzan Abdul Shakoor has made it easy for … Continue reading

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