On the 27th of February, Gyaan Adab in association with Guldasta-e-Urdu, presented 'An Evening of Romantic Shayari'. We bore witness to a gathering of Urdu poetry enthusiasts that shared well-known sher.
We welcomed 8 keen presenters, each of whom recited their beloved sher in dulcet tones that served to make the gathering all the more intimate.
Dr. Shubha Londhe, Mehdi Imam, Mandar Shinde and Goverdhan Sharma presented original works, while Ruksana Jamadar, Munawar Peerbhoy, Shagufta Anwar, and Kanchan Tripathi chose to showcase some long-appreciated published works by some of their favorite writers.
As the show came to an end, all those present were embroiled in a heated discussion, frantic with the pleasure of having met someone with whom they could discuss their shared love for Urdu sher. The only quiet moments were when there seemed to be a collective pause to sip some chai.