Best of online Ghazal radio stations

With the invention of Television in the past and the internet recently the traditional radio has died a silent death. The shape that it still exists in is FM radio. But unfortunately, the quality of stuff that these FM channels broadcast is mostly trash. If you are a poetry/ghazals lover, these 2 online channels broadcast some brilliant stuff. Check them out.

Mirchi Mehfil – https://gaana.com/radio/radio-mehfil

Radiocity Ghazal – http://www.radiocity.in/radiocity-ghazal

Apart from these two, FM Gold channel of All India Radio broadcasts (in NCR, not sure about other cities) a ghazals programme called “Andaaz-e-bayaan”  in the evening from 5:30 to 6. You can listen to it on FM radio (106.4 in NCR), online at http://allindiaradio.gov.in/Default.aspx or through mobile apps http://allindiaradio.gov.in/mobileapp/Pages/Default.aspx

 

us ka apna hi karishma hai

us ka apna hi karishma hai fusun hai yun hai
yun to kehne ko sabhi kehte hain yun hain yun hain
(fusun – magic)

jaise koi dar-e-dil par ho sitaada kab se
ek saya na darun hai na barun hai yun hai
(dar-e-dil – door of heart, sitaada – standing, darun – inner, barun – outer)

tum ne dekhi hi nahi dasht-e-wafa ki tasveer
nok-e-har-khar pe ik qatra-e-khoon hai yun hai
(dasht – desert, khar – thorn, qatra – drop)

tum muhabbat mein kahan sood-o-ziyan le aaye
ishq ka naam khird hai na junoon hai yun hai
(sood-o-ziyan – profit & loss, khird – intellect)

ab tum aaye ho meri jaan tamasha karne
ab to dariya mein talatum na sukoon hai yun hai
(talatum – dashing of waves)

naseha tujh ko khabar kya ki muhabbat kya hai
roz aa jata hai samjhaata hai yun hai yun hai
(naseha – preacher)

shayri taaza zamanon ki hai may’maar Faraz
ye bhi ik silsila-e-kun-fayakun hai yun hai
(may’maar – builder,architect, kun-fayakun – “be” & “it is”. Google for the detailed meaning )