Schedule prepared by @AbidZaidi1
Schedule 28.12: #Mulaqaat
30.12: #Dua/ asar
31.12: #Tukbandi (#NayaSaalDhamaal) / Mazahiya
1.1.16: #HasratMohani : 1 /1/1875
21st : #shaam
22nd : #WomenSufi poets
23rd : #naseem ( hawa)
24th : #Qateel Shifai - birth anniversary 24/12/1919-------11/7/2001
25th: #masiha ( Christmas )
27th Mirza #Ghalib birth anniversary 27/12/1796--------15/2/1869
Note since Sunday is Ghalib's birthday , Sat is kept free. You can tweet Ghalib then too
14th - #JaunEliya birth anniversary
15th - #hina - menhdi ( in honour of the wedding season - this includes all references to weddings including folk songs from weddings) - suggested by @Hgk3_
16th - #WasimBarelwi
17th - #hunar ( any verse which refers to a skill or talent in any field ) - suggested by @Hgk3_
18th - #Topten ( only ten verses in order of preference which have inspired you)
19th - #SufiPoetess ( any Sufi poetess in all languages)
Schedule based on suggestion by @AbidZaidi1
Every topic starting with a 'T'
7th - #thand ( all verses referring to cold either weather or cold behaviour)
8th - #tasavvur
9th - #taqdeer
10th - #TahirFaraz
11th - #tehzeeb ( all verses referring to our culture - food, festivals, clothes, behaviour etc)
12th - #TilokChandMehroom
23rd - any verse which symbolises tge theme of unity in diversity or anekta mein ekta
25th - #Qalam any verse which embodies the pen is mightier than the sword or refers to writing esp those which can change the world
26th #Munawwar Rana
27th - #HRBachhan
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
27 November 1907 – 18 January 2003
28th - #maskan
Verses which refer to homes, refuge, shelter, etc
16th Nov - #mohabbat ( insaano'n ke beech - between friends, not just romantic love)
17th Nov - any verse which embodies the line
"Mazhab nahin sikhata aapas mein baer rakhna"
18th Nov - #RahatIndori
19th Nov - #bagh (any verse referring to flowers, greenery etc )
20th Nov - #Faiz death anniversary
21st Nov - #MyOwn
( those who write can post their verses and other post the verses of our #shair poets)
Made by Muzammil Bari @ArzKiaHai
2nd Nov #DOSTI (couplets that talk of friendship both in positive and negative light)
3rd Nov #BAADSHAH (Couplets having names of Kings or words like BAADSHAH, GHULAM, DARBAR, DARBAAN, HUKUMAT, WAZEER etc.)
4th Nov #MUKAMMAL -- Share couplets that have a combination of primary word PHOOL with any one (or more) of the following combination words – KAANTEIN, KHAAR, CHAMAN, BAAGH, RANG, PANKHUDI, KHUSHBOO, BAHAAR, MAALI, MITTI, PAANI. It’s mandatory to combine PHOOL with any of above options.
5th Nov #KHWAHISH (couplets that bear the word Khwahish or also that deals with accomplished or unaccomplished wishes and desires, not necessarily only of romance.
6th Nov #MyFav (share your all-time favourite couplets.
7th Nov #JaunEliya (Death anniversary on 8th Nov)
9th Nov ALLAMA #Iqbal (Birth anniversary)
10th Nov #Roshni (Diwali) (couplets that have words like noor, roshni, charaagh, diya, misbah, qindeel)
11th Nov #LAKSHMI pooja (couplets that talk of money, bearing words like PAISA, RUPIYA, DHAN, DAULAT, MILKIYAT, SIKKA, NOTE, KAUDI, TAKA, DOLLAR, DINAR, DIRHAM or any currency)
12th Nov #AKHTAR ul Iman (Birth anniversary)
#iman ( theme)
13th Nov #MUKAMMAL -- Share couplets that have a combination of primary word DIL with any one (or more) of the following combination words – DHADKAN, DARD, SOZ, JIGAR, SEENA, ZINDAGI, KHUSHI, AANSOON, GHAM, RAHAT, SUKOON, BECHANI)
14th Nov #BACHPAN (Children’s Day) Share couplets or links of video/audio of ghazals that talk of childhood. Any couplet bearing words like BACCHE, BACHPAN, SHARARAT, MASOOM, MASOOMIYAT and other attributes of childhood.
Based on suggestions by Muzammil Bari @ArzKiaHai
26th OCT Bahadur Shah #Zafar (Birth anniversary on Oct 24 -we couldn't celebrate that day due to Moharrum )
27th Oct #bhasha (Share couplets that has a non-Urdu word/s any word of Hindi, Punjabi, English, Persian. However, the word should not be widely used in Urdu but should originally belong to other language.
28th Oct #ShahidMeer
Meer Mohammadi #Bedar
29th Oct #Jadoo (Couplets that talk of magic, magical effects, etc or couplets having words like jaadu, saahir, sihir, tilism etc)
30th Oct #Mukammal -- Share a couplet that has combination of primary word RAAT with any one (or more) of the following combination word -- KHWAAB, NEEND, ANDHERA, SIYAH, CHAND, CHANDNI, SITARE, KARWAT, BISTAR, BEDAARI, TANHAYI.
31st Oct #Dohe
Oct 19 #TASHBIH (couplets in which the poet compares one entity with another, eg. chand aur chehra, zulf-badal, ashk-moti, mahendi-khoon etc.)
Oct 20 #FILMIGHAZAL (share video/audio links to your favourite filmi ghazals (solo or duet). Kindly do not include geet/qawwali/bhajan etc. Only compositions in ghazal format i.e AA, BA, CA, DA)
Oct 21 #JUGALBANDI (Couplets that centre around jugal bandi between lovers. Eg. Roothna-manana / rejection of love proposal / request for meeting etc.)
Oct 22 #FATEH (all couplets which celebrate the victory of good over evil , right over might - jung , neki , badi etc related to Dussehra )
Oct 23 #TAZAAD (couplets having opposite words [Antonyms] in same couplet. eg. Zindagi-maut, din-raat, beqarari-sukoon, kaala-safed, mohabbat-nafrat, etc.)
Oct 24 #HAQ
(all verses related to Moharrum - marsiya , soz etc)
Oct 25th #SAHIR Ludhianvi
Schedule made by @ArzKiaHai Muzammil Bari
5th Oct #WAQT (aspects of time eg. Lamha, ghadi, pal, din, raat, mahina, saal, sadi, baras, etc)
6th Oct #ROOHANIYAT (couplets that talk of human relation with the Almighty; devotion, faith etc)
7th Oct #BegumAkhtar (Birth anniversary) (share audio/video links to ghazals sung by Begum Akhtar)
#Takabbur - pride (MuhMiyanMitthu) (Share couplets wherein poet indulges in excessive pride and self-satisfaction in one's achievements, possessions, patience or abilities)
#inkesaari - humility (Any famous poet’s self-deprecating couplets wherein he belittles undervalues /underestimates himself)
9th Oct #SHAIRA (only works of poetesses from the subcontinent)
10th Oct #JagjitSingh (Death anniversary) Share ghazals sung by him that mostly talk of the irony of life and death.
Schedule by Muzammil Bari @ArzKiaHai
He will moderate too
28th Sept # SHAKHSIYAT (names of famous/historic/mythological/religious personalities. Kindly note takhallus/pen name of shayar should NOT be used)
29th Sept # QUDRAT (couplets having words like shafaq, afaq, pahad, nadi, pedh, kohr, shabnam, sehra, oas, jungle, bayaban, gul, kaanta, hawa, pani, ghata, badal, bijli etc)
30th Sept # HAIWAAN (names of animals, birds, insects, eg. Titli, bicchoo, koyel, more, bulbul, baaz, shaheen, hiran, etc)
1st Oct # ROZGAAR (names of professions, eg. Mazdoor, hakeem, lohar, sunaar, gul farosh, shayar, adakaar, katib, musannif, qasid, munsif, gulokaar, wakeel etc)
2nd Oct (Gandhi Jayanti) # AMAN (couplets that talk about aman, sukoon, ahinsa, bhaichara, unity)
3rd Oct # SAMUNDER (all marine things eg safeena, kashti, nao, nakhuda, toofan, bhanwar, mauj, lehar, machli, sahil)
# WAQT (aspects of time eg. Lamha, ghadi, pal, din, raat, mahina, saal, sadi, baras, etc)
#SUKHAN (words related to poetry eg. Matl’a, maqta, sher, misr’a, radeef, qafiya, baher, wazn, rubayi, ghazal, nazm, tarannum etc.)
Based on suggestions by Muzammil Bari @ArzKiaHai
#MAQTA (share only matkaas of famous poets) last verse where poets takhallus is given
#JAGJITCHITRA (Only duet ghazals sung by the couple. But mandatory to share audio/video link. We always read couplets... for a change let members enjoy watching/listening)
(works of poets – first name/takhallus beginning with alphabet A-H only)
#radeef - hai
Only verses where the #radeef is 'HAI'
Only the first couplet of any ghazal
Where both lines rhyme
Prepared by @mykhyd
Mohd. Younus Khalid
14th - #Naatawaan (kamzor/ budhhe/old/weak)
15th - #qaba ( any verse with reference to an item of dress or clothing or cloth)
16th - #Muztarib (restless)
17th - #BekhudDehlvi 17/9/1857--------10/11/1912
#Abid Ali Abid 17/9/1906--------20/1/1971
18th - #KakaHathrasi. 18/9/ 1906, Hathras
#tanzOmazah (satire & humour)
19th - #Sadaf ( any verse with reference to precious stones/ gems)
Schedule prepared by @ArzKiaHai Muzammil Bari
#shair members kindly share couplets having words mentioned in brackets under each hash tag. Kindly try not to repeat the words already used by other members. Avoiding repetition will ensure a variety of couplets.
7th Sept #SAWAAL (All `Wh’ questions eg. Kya, kaun, kab, kaise, kyon, kahan, kisne, kitna etc.)
8th Sept #RANG ( any color, eg. Lal/surkh, siyaah/kala, safed, zard, neela, hara, etc)
9th Sept #SINGAAR (any ornament like payal, haar, pazeb, bindiya, kangan, jhumka, chooriyan, etc.)
10th Sept #JISM (various body parts excluding zulf eg. Haath, pao, kalayi, honth/lub, zaban, kamar, kandha, aankh, peth, zanu, anguli, hatheli, seena, etc)
11th Sept #ADAD (any number like ek, do, sau, hazar, karodon, beshumar, anginat, saikdon, lakh, etc)
12th Sept #RISHTA (bhai, dost, maa, ustad, parosi, husband-wife, etc.)
"ABCDEF" of Shayri Topics
Prepared by @AbidZaidi1
13th July : #Anaa
14th July : #Bewafa /Wafa
15th July : #Chaand /Chandni
16th July : #Dard
17th July : #Eemaan /Imandari
18th July : #Farz
19th July : #Eid (festival) #khushi
We will switch topics in case Eid is announced for 18th as it's dependent on the moon
This week's schedule prepared by @shailendra_bj
He has planned it round a verse
Ek hi pathar lage hain har ibadatgaah men ,
Gadh liye hain ek But se sab ne afsane kaii.- Nazeer Banarasi
6th July - #EK
7th July - #Pathar
8th July - #Ibadatgaah - Mandir Masjid etc.
9th July - #sanam (But)
10th July - #awaam (sab)
11th July - # Afsana
Friends there's an unfortunate tendency to use different hashtag.
Please do use the one given on blog.
If you feel this spelling is wrong then message me I will change it here.
It should be universal
This week's schedule prepared by @akhtar978
29thJun - #MajeedAmjad (birth anniversary )
#ummid (incl sabr and asha),
30th Jun- #Fani Badayuni, (poet)
1st July- #Insaf theme incl haq, insaniyat
2nd Jul - #NomanShauq (birthday )
3rd Jul- #Rehmat (Maghferat, gunah etc),
4th Jul- Mir Taqi #Mir
|2nd : #inkisari ( humility)
3rd : #Nasirkazmi
( death anniversaries)
4th : kashmakash (dilemna, struggle, tussle)
5th : #HoliSongs ( holy songs from films, lokgeet and folksongs)
6th : #rang ( Holi)
7th : #rekhti
Rekhti is a particular genre of Urdu poetry adopted by male poets, which employs women’s special idioms, mannerisms and accents to describe particular women
|8th : #Sahir Ludhianvi #Birth Anniversary|
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