A class on Poetry taught through videos, PDFs, relevant assignments, all available on demand.
Get tips and tricks on Poetry, as well as insights and learnings from his journey.
Do well in this class and you stand a chance to get a shoutout from this Xpert himself!
Understand what poetry is all about and discover the beauty of the form of writing.
Learn what sets the two apart, and how not to confuse free verse with prose.
Gulzar shows you how to convert your thoughts into verse, as well as the different styles of writing poems.
Get a better understanding of verse and stanza forms and how to select a form that most appropriately suits the message you want to convey.
Learn how to master this modern form of poetry which follows no rhyme or rhythm pattern but is a beautiful form of artistic expression. Gulzar gives you his tips on how to avoid making your poems sound monotonous or boring.
Discover the benefits of writing regularly, and how it is good for your imagination and creativity.
Gulzar teaches you how to deliver an impactful recitation of your poems. Learn how to modulate your voice and make artful use of pauses.
Gulzar tells you how reading poems written by a variety of poets can widen your perspectives and provide you with a deeper understanding of the world.
Being able to critically evaluate poems is an art in itself. Learn how to read between the lines and decipher cryptic verses to dispassionately analyse a poem and its underlying message.
It is no surprise that poetry can inspire, motivate and drive people to action. Gulzar shows you that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword and how poetry can be a medium to bring about change in the world around us.
Wrap up your session with Gulzar by composing a short poem of your own on a topic of your choice by following Gulzar’s tips.
One of the most prolific poets and lyricists of our time, Gulzar’s mastery over language and expression needs no introduction. He started his career with music director S.D. Burman in the early 1960s as a lyricist and has since worked with many others in the field. Gulzar has also written several dialogues and scripts. His style is uniquely lyrical and a psychologically adept examination of human sensibilities. Gulzar was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2004, and he is also a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
If I could talk to Gulzar sahab, I would tell him how ageless his poetry is, and also that he's a lyrical genius. His poetry is like that green balm my naani used to apply on every 'sulagta zakhm' of mine when I was a kid, it would sting at first but the effects were calming and soothing. rnIf I was to ask him a question I would have asked for his formula of staying relevant in his body of work even after all these years, given that the times and trends change every second in this digitally run world. His outlook on the current political scenario of our country and if he were to be the prime minister of the country for one month, what changes would he implement?
I started writing during an assignment when I met a transgender kid begging on street. My 1st nazm was dedicated to that kid since then I have realised that without any strong reason it is very difficult for me to write. I would love to learn to write on everyday things, situations and people.
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