Wednesday, 18 February 2015

iss hafte #shair mein

22nd : #BekhudDehlvi - birth Anniversary
#JoshMalihabadi Death anniversary

23rd : #Shayera - Sher'r by women poets on Azaad, Azaadi, Parwaaz, Kaamyaabi

24th :  #FarhatEhsas 

25th : #Darmiyaan - Sher'r mentioning, time between Sunset and sunrise

26th : #unkahi Sher with adhura, Aadhi/adhuri baat, kahi-Unkahi

27th : #NizamRampuri

28 Th : #Naghme - Memorable lyrics of popular Bollywood songs, upto the 70s

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Iss hafte #shair mein

16th : #KalimAjiz

17th : #imaarat ( any verse which refers to a building- concrete or temporary - mitti)

18th : #WaseemBarelvi

19th : #izhaar ( expressing love)
#inkaar ( denying love)

20th #do (any verse with word do-2 , bees- 20 or any no. With 2 in it) 
#Bhawani Prasad Mishra Death anniversary

21st #doha
& Suryakant Tripathi #Nirala Birth anniversary

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Iss hafte #shair mein

9th : #nadeem ( dost, companion, friend)

10th :  #AlokSrivastava
Naresh Kumar Shaad #NKShaad

11th : #bahisht

12th :  all verses which refer to unfulfilled  desires

13th : #Shahryar

14th : #ishq

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Iss hafte #shair mein

2nd : Khushbir Singh #Shaad

3rd : #main (I , me, myself)

4th : #Makhdoom Mohiuddin (birth anniversary )

5th : any verse with reference to a bird/ beast #janawar

6th : #sufi ( poetry by Sufi masters on themes of oneness with God) any language

7th : Main aur meri tanhai : verses which keep you company when you are lonely, depressed,  ecstatic. 
#TanhaiMein ( note  theme isnt tanhai but what you do in it )

Some observations &suggestions from #shair  meet in Delhi

1. It was observed that in trying to tag friends we invariably  sacrifice content.
Instead it was suggested that we only tag @shairoftheday handle.
That way we can read all the tweets on a given day there or by searching #shair  hashtag.
And in the space left  we add poets name & meanings of difficult words.
If you want your friends  to read just tag them by pressing rey to the sherr tweet and writing their names.

2. We MUST ADD name of poets
In absence of that it is taken to be by one tweeting. Also poets should get their due.

3. We can try and read some of the tweets made by others to avoid repetition  especially  of famous verses

4. Its my suggestion that we have some senior members to curate the handle once every month for a week. To be chosen by few of us. The first curator  will be @anandnama
That way we add freshness of thought.
Curator wilk make the schedule and lead the discussion  for that week.

5. We keep a simple and easy format during the week for maximum  participation  and on Sundays we experiment.

Anyone is welcome to send suggestions with #shersuggestion - dm it please

Sunday, 25 January 2015

iss hafte #shair mein

26th : #Tarahi Mushaira -

The misra is
The Tarahi Mushaira is a particular form where a misra is given, and poets compose their ghazals using that misra and the behar (rhythmic metre) of the misra. 
 make it a grand success


"Ye mulk humara hai, ye mulk tumhara hai"

The radio will be hai
qaafiya will be ara
guide for tarahi 

(Giving links of previous #tarahi as well -

27th : #mehman

28th : #NazeerAkbarabadi

29th : #AdeemHashmi

30th : #mitti

31st : #Seemab Akbarabadi ( death anniversary)

NOTE :Radeef is the word/phrase that is repeated at the end of the second line in every shair. In your example, it'd be "yaad hai."
Both lines of the very first sher (matla), usually end in the same radeef.

Qaafia is the pattern of word(s) that rhyme and come just before the radeef in the second line of a sher. i.e. zamaanaa, dabaanaa, lagaanaa

chupkay chupkay raat din aansu bahaana yaad hai
ham ko ab tak aashqi ka wo zamaanaa yaad hai

baahzaaraan iztiraab-o-sadhzaaraan ishtiyaaq 
tujhsay wo pahlay pahal dil kaa lagaanaa yaad hai 

tujhsay miltay hi wo baybaak ho jaanaa meraa 
aur teraa daanton main wo ungli dabaanaa yaad hai

Sunday, 18 January 2015

iss hafte #shair mein

19th : #Chakbast (birth anniversary)

20th : Abid Ali #Abid ( death Anniversary)

21st : #bosa

22nd : #Aurat

23rd : #MyFav

24th & 25th : Hubb ul Watani #HubbeWatan
On 26th we will continue this along with the #tarahi mushaira

Saturday, 10 January 2015

#Tarahi Mushaira on 26th January

What is Tarahi Mushaira?
In Tarahi Mushaira one line (misra-e-tarah) of a ghazal is provided by the organizers and the participants write their own shairs based on the same.
Misra-e-tarah for this Tarahi Mushaira is provided by @AshishJog

"Ye mulk humara hai, ye mulk tumhara hai"

Participants are requested to tweet their shairs based on the above misra-e-tarah. The shair should follow the same Qaafiya, Radeed and Beher. Please add hashtags #Tarahi and #Shair to your tweets.
Qaafiya, Radeef and Beher of the misra-e-tarah are explained below.

Qaafiya - "Tumhara"

Participants can use both "ara" (such as humara, sitara etc.)  as qaafiya.
Radeef - "Hai"

The given misra is set in Beher-e-Mazaara Musamman Akhrab. The arrangement of Arkaan in this Beher is as follows-

Maf-uu-lu   Faa-i-laa-tun  Maf-uu-lu  Faa-i-laa-tun
2-2-1          2-1-2-2           2-2-1        2-1-2-2
"Saare jahaa'n se achchha Hindostaa'n humaara" by Allama Iqbal is  set in this Beher.
This is the poem by Ashish Jog from which the misra is taken.
The description is also given by him.
members who may need help please consult @gulrayys , @doctornayab, @ashishjog , @abidzaidi1 for any doubts on how to write a verse with correct qaafiya, radeef and beher