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This episode remembers the magical voice of Amin Sayani that brought back many memories of yesteryears of Bollywood music broadcasted from Radio Ceylon and Binaca Geet Mala. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/messag
This podcast discusses the selected letters of Mirza Ghalib to shed light on his life and trauma of 1857, along with the choicest poetic pieces from Diwan-e-Ghalib sung by stalwarts of the music industry.  --- Send in a voice message: https:
December is the birth month of Mirza Ghalib. This episode celebrates his life through his life account and poetry. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/sup
Let's get acquainted with a prominent Urdu poet of our times- Hassan Abbas Raza --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/support
Let me take you decades back when  Amanat Lucknavi wrote the first stage drama of Urdu literature in 1853. It had 830 couplets and eight characters that appeared on the stage. Today we call such dramas musicals. --- Send in a voice message:
Let’s hear how Jagjit and Chitra became soul mates over the years bonding over music! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/support
Let's listen to the lifelong journey of the famous ghazal singer of our times~ Jagjit Singh. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/support
Let's continue to the story of Qawaali! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/support
The story of Qawwali, which is a popular genre of music and poetry in indian-subcontinent, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.f
Spring is in the air! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/support
In this episode, I am retelling the story of the historical city of Lahore, from the 11th Century to date.   Known as ''The Diamond of The Punjab" in the olden days, it is now called " The Heart of Pakistan."  --- Send in a voice message: ht
Let's celebrate the friendships in our life! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/support
I am reminiscing about my childhood. The short, gloomy winter days brought out all these emotions in me, and I let them out.  Let's celebrate our fathers and father figures in our life, who contributed to making us who we are today as human bei
Not all singers can sing ghazals well.  Let's listen to the immortal ghazals sung by Madam Noor Jahan! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/support
War Songs of Madam Noor Jahan 1965, an important milestone for her singing career, when she did not shy away from offering her services for the army soldiers, with her singing talent, to boost their morale. At the same time, they were fighting
A tribute to the legendary singer on her 20th death anniversary. She belongs to all the lovers of music, irrespective of their nationality.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/message Support this podcast: https://a
Let me tell you the story of other two famous diamonds who belong to India. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/support
Today,  I am telling you the story of a world-famous diamond, Koh-e-Noor (the mountain of light). How it changed hands, and how it changed the fates of its owners for good or bad. Let's find out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.f
Some lighthearted talk from historical and cultural perspective on kinds of marriages, social norms, how Covid-19 has impacted our lives and it's benefits of working from home. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/me
The history of tea drinking in the world! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/support
Asia's first postal stamp, issued in Sindh in 1852. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/support
Elections in the air! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/support
New business ideas, Karachi ki barish, school admissions, some poetry and songs! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/support
A light talk about the changing traditions of our daily lives! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/support
A casual talk about Ibn-e-Insha, Covid -19, and other light topics/poetry. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/afsheen-afzal/support
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