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Arts and literature have always held a prominent place in defining who we are as human beings. This is all the more apparent during moments of crisis like current Covid-19 pandemic. Prompted by the outbreak of COVID-19, Rekhta has been campaigning and arguing for life in the way we best do: through poetry.

Urdu Poetry has always stood for the tenacity of life against the cruelty of death. It became one of our companions during these tough times, who consoled us - taught us and offered us solace. As this year comes to its conclusion, we present before you an array of our top-performing content in 2020:

Top-Read Poets Of The Year
Poets who kept our company during ups and downs
of 2020 and helped us in discovering ways to find solace, perspective and connection.

Tum aaye ho na shab-e-intizar guzri hai

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Bhulata lakh hun lekin barabar yaad aate hain

Hasrat Mohani

Koi ham-dam na raha koi sahaara na raha

Majrooh Sultanpuri

Bulati hai magar jane ka nai

Rahat Indori

Tera chup rehna mere zehn mein kya baith gaya

Tahzeeb Hafi

Words That Made Your Vocab Rich
2020 can’t be summed up in a single word. Here are the words that
Rekhta Dictionary users searched for most this year.


A compendium of top-read poetry in the year 2020
Couplets That Made To Your Conversation

dil na-umid to nahin nakaam hi to hai lambi hai
gham ki sham magar sham hi to hai

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

koi hath bhi na milaega jo gale miloge tapak se
ye nae mizaj ka shahr hai zara fasle se mila karo

Bashir Badr

andaaz apnaa dekhte hai.n aa.ine me.n vo
aur ye bhii dekhte hai.n ko.ii dekhtaa na ho

Nizam Rampuri

sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamare dil mein hai
dekhna hai zor kitna bazu-e-qatil mein hai

Bismil Azimabadi

mai jab mar jaun to meri alag pehchaan likh dena
lahu se meri peshani pe hindustaan likh dena

Rahat Indori
Most Hummed Nazms of 2020

Hum Dekhenge

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

hum dekhenge lazim hai ki hum bhi dekhenge wo din ki jis ka wada hai….

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Habib Jalib

dip jis ka mahallat hi mein jale chand logon ki khushiyon ko le kar chale...

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Hamesha Der Kar Deta Hoon Main

Muneer Niyazi

zaruri baat kahni ho koi wada nibhana ho use aawaz deni ho...

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Naya Hukm

Javed Akhtar

kisi ka hukm hai sari hawaen hamesha chalne se pahle bataen

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Videos you played on loop

Ghalib’s Letter On

How would Mirza Ghalib respond to
covid if he was alive?

Top 20 Sher On Social

Selected best Urdu couplets on social
distancing and self-isolation.

Zindagi Se Badi Saza
Hi Nahin

Renowned Sitar player Ustad Shujaat Ali
Khan carrying forward a tradition rich in
musical legacy.

Soulful Kabir

Spreading the message of Sant Kabir
and explaining his relevance in the
modern world.

Most read blogs of 2020

Corona ke baad ki

The Post-Pandemic

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Depression Mein Shayari
Kaise Kaam Aati Hai

Poetry Heals Depression Whether You
Read It Or Write It.

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The Post-Pandemic

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Hamse poocho ki ghazal kya

Poetry Heals Depression Whether You
Read It Or Write It.

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Stories that touched your heart

Inqilab Pasand

by Saadat Hasan Manto

A story of revolutionary young man
who wants to change everything. But
his practices are so passionate that
they get him locked in a madhouse.

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by Ashfaq Ahmad

Ashfaq Ahmed's masterpiece, a
story revolving around Sikh teacher
during partition of India.

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by Mohammad Mujeeb

A Tale of a doctor and his
struggles to fight epidemic.

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by Rajinder Singh Bedi

A Tale of two tragedies: Plague
and Quarantine

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Books that kept you hooked
No matter what’s going around the world, a good book can provide insight, comfort or a welcome escape. Reading offered respite to our E-book readers in the times of self-isolation and lockdown this year. Rekhta E-Books is an initiative by Rekhta Foundation to digitize Urdu literature, both poetry and prose, in order to preserve and promote rare and popular Urdu books.

Kai chand the sar

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi

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Apne Dukh
Mujhe De Do

Rajinder Singh Bedi

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Allama Iqbal

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Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi

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Sahir Ludhianvi

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Teen Novel

Rahman Abbas

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