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Cognoscenti; a poet with verses
Cognizant; a taxpayer with miseries
Two friends met after five years. One has become a poet & an aficionado of literature. The other has become a businessman. They were happy upon sharing their experiences, they have had in past years. Poet, being excited to share his knowledge, asked his friend to say 'shayaris'.
Businessman: It's not my bailiwick; I couldn't know more except GST in past quinquennium.

Poet: I can understand but try to say something in response; let's go one-on-one.

Businessman: Ok.

Poet: Lemme share few shayaris of #MirzaGhalib.

Businessman: Go ahead!

Banter started.
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#TheMurderOfHistory (K.K Aziz)
"#MirzaGhalib, the poet, did not hide his pro-British leanings. In his Dastambu he was critical of those who conducted the hostilities [1857 insurrection]. Naturally, because since 1806 he had been in receipt of a pension from the British..... Image
During the mutiny he gave up the use of the titles which had been bestowed on him by the Mughal court. He also wrote a number of qasidas in praise of the British rulers: one addressed to Lord Hardinge on the conquest of the Punjab (regretting that his old age did not allow....
him to take part in the fighting), another to Lord Ellenborough, another to Lord Canning, another to the Govemment for taking over the control of India from the East India Company, and a long one to Queen Victoria begging for an appointment as a court.....
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#اردو اور #پنجابی پر لعن طعن ہورہی ہے اس میں نہ اردو اور پنجابی کا کوئ قصور ہے اور نہ ہی یہ دو زبانیں بولنے والوں کا قصور ہے بلکہ اردو کو سرسید، جناح ، مولویوں نے مذموم سیاسی و مذہبی مقاصد کے لیئے استعمال کیا اس کی وجہ سے تنازع بنا - زبانوں پر تعصب شرعا” حرام ہے

#SNC #AikNisab
صحیح بخاری کی حدیث سے تمام زبانوں کا احترام واجب ہوگیا ۔ مگر تحریک پاکستان کے مولانا ظفر علی خان (پنجاب) کی جہالت ملاحظہ فرمائیں کہ بغیر کسی شرعی دلیل کے جنوبی ہند کی زبانوں کو کمال بے حیائ سے “کافر” قرار دیا ہے ۔ اور یہ تلخ حقیقت شفقت محمود #SNC #AikNisab کی بھی سمجھ سے باہر ہے
آل سعود و وہابیوں سے تمام اختلاف اپنی جگہ مگر اس حقیقت سے انکار محال ہے کہ آل سعود و وہابیوں نے دنیا کی ۹۰ سے زائد زبانوں میں قرآن کا ترجمہ کروایا اور مفت تقسیم کرتے ہیں ۔ اور اس پر جناح و دو قومی نظریہ ٹولے کی جہالت واضح کرتا ہوں #SNC #AikNisab #Urdu #Punjabi #اردو #پنجابی
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