Adnan (Indscribe) is an Aashiq-e-Urdu, aseer-e-zulf-e-shaa’eri. He lives in a Central Indian city but his heart is in Lucknow, the heart of Urdu World and the mango groves of Kakori. He is a perfectionist as far Urdu is concerned and his friends get irritated by his constant ‘islaah’ on words and pronunciation.
He is a sleepaholic, news freak, amateur cricket historian, self-styled expert of religious demography, Ibn-e-Safi aficionado (boasts of a collection of 220 novels some of whom he has read over 20 times), cricket statistician, dreams of living in the lost Urdu world that existed in the era of Atish, Nasikh, Insha and Mus’hafi in Northern India. Basically a daydreamer and dabbler/Jack of all kinda guy.
His favourites are Hafiz Shirazi, Nizam Rampuri, Keats, Faani, Josh, WB Yeats, Majaz Lakhnawi, Moin Ahsan Jazbi, Akhtarul Iman, Abdullah Kamaal, Abdul Ahad Saaz. His favourite books include Salahuddin Parvez’ Shinakhtnama (identity card), Qurratul Ain Haider’s Aag Ka Darya (now translated River of Fire by herself), Dastan Amir Hamza, Khushwant Singh’s Delhi, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ Hundred Years of Solitude and the Peanuts, Archie comics.
Blogs at six different places and if you are not bored enough go to http://www.anndianmuslim.com. Indscribe’s net-friends are those who wish to propogate Urdu, read, write and speak uncorrupted Urdu and if you are one, he longs to befriend you. Outside blogosphere it is gham-e-rozgaar for him as well.
URDU LOVERS ARE WELCOME TO INTERACT WITH ME