19 million digitised pages: Not only has Rekhta Foundation scheduled music and poetry for lockdown, it has also collated Urdu couplets on loneliness and social distancing; penned a poet’s perspective of the world after coronavirus, and pulled out of library the brilliant story on Plague & Quarantine by Rajinder Singh Bedi. And if these are not enough, one can rummage through 40,000 ghazals, 26,000 shers and 7,500 nazms spanning eight centuries available on rekhta.org. Or, leaf through 19 million pages of Urdu literature that Rekhta has digitised so far. If one were to read them the entire stack of 19 million pages without blinking and at a statistical 65 pages an hour rate - it would take 33 years and 36 days. Hopefully, the lockdown will not last that long! … [Read more...] about Beat lockdown blues: Set 8 pm reminder for RekhtaLive music and poetry
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