Sunday, 29 March 2015


On 5th April 2011 I gave the idea of a hash tagged group to some friends who were fond of shayri and tweeting it.
On 6th April #shairoftheday  was born with
@dandiwakh  tweeting the first verse under the hashtag.
Later it was shortened to #shair  as it took too much space.
The handle @shairoftheday  was created in November  2011 along with this blogspot to take care of our growing family.
This week we invite everyone to share their favourite experiences in their #shair  journey .
It can be via their own lines, turban do or serious verse.
Via their favourites by friends
And it will culminate in a tarahi mushaira on Sat with the famous  misra Jigar Moradabadi
"Apni apni zabaan hai pyaare"
Everyone please  join in. You don't have to be worried about being precise. As long as we learn via fun it's fine

30th & 31st March : #shairsafar
Your personal  journey in # shair via your own verse or by verses or even prose  of others

1st April #tukbandi/ #mazahiya
Anything which fits into the spirit of 1st April. You can even write verses on your friends 

2nd  April : your favourite forms of Hindustani poetry
You tweet lines from your favourite form along with something about it.

 3rd  April : #myshair
Best of our/others tweets under hashtag #MyShair during the year

4th April : #tarahi
Misra  tarah
"Apni apni zabaan hai pyaare"
Qaafiya - zabaan
Radeef - 'hai pyaare :
5th April : #ShairSalgirah 
Verses which fit #shair and our 
#shair family : tukbandi/ serious verses on all our friends here and about #shair

Just have fun
If you don't want to follow this schedule tweet anything which fits into #shair  ethos with hashtag

Sunday, 22 March 2015

iss hafte #shair mein

To remember our beloved martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on the anniversary of their martyrdom and all the other martyrs who gave their lives for India's freedom #shair will celebrate this week as

23rd : #RamPrasadBismil
#Ashfaqullah Khan
Curator will be Saket Gupta ji

24th : #HasratMohani
Maulana Altaf Hussain #Hali
Mohammad Ali #Jauhar

25th : #JoshMalihabadi
Bahadur Shah #Zafar

curator for both 24th & 25th  will be Shailendra Bharadwaj

26th : Trilok Chand #Mehroom

Curator Saket Gupta ji

27th : #ASJafri

28th : All poets who contributed to the freedom struggle

27th and 28th we are all curators and I request all of us to keep posting snippets on poetry and its contribution to the Freedom struggle

( the schedule is based on suggestion of Saket Gupta ji with inputs from Shailendra)

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Iss hafte #shair mein

16th : #dastaan ( verses which talk of any story - fictional or historical ) 
17th : #AdaJafri ( tribute)

18th : #zaahir ( obvious, evident)

19th : #Yagana Chengezi

20th : #bachpan ( including poems written for children)

21st : Ehsaan #Danish ( death Anniversary)
Iftikhar #Arif ( birthday)

From this week let's take #shair a bit more forward as a tool for learning with fun.

Every week I will request a few members to contribute to the topic _ biographical anecdotes about the poet, different meanings for words given as themes. 
This week can 
@shalinipardeep, @DoctorNayab , @akhtarZaidi2408  
take this responsibility?
the rest of us will also get turns each week. You can volunteer for topics an poets ahead of time too

Sunday, 8 March 2015

iss hafte #shair mein

9th : #matla (he first sher, or couplet, of a ghazal)

10th : Abdul Hameed #Adam (Death anniversary)
Aadam ( references to the first man)

11th : #maqta ( all verses which contain the takhallus/penname of poet)

12th : #doha

13th : #HabibJalib (death Anniversary)

14th : #Noshi Gilani (Birthday)
#Daagh Dehlvi (death Anniversary)

Sunday, 1 March 2015

iss hafte #shair mein

2nd : #inkisari ( humility)
#anaa (ego)

3rd : #Nasirkazmi
#Firaq Gorakhpuri
( 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