‘Indian flag,’ a painting by Mark Rowan-Hull, 2005. Reprinted with the kind permission of the artist.
Editor’s note: Tausif Alam’s four-line ghazal came to the attention of people in Calcutta when he recited it during the Eid celebrations in May this year. It was quoted in a report in the Telegraph by Arkamoy Datta Majumdar. It has been translated into English below by the editor.
Tausif Alam was born in Saugarpatti in the Cossipore area of North Calcutta in 1997. He is a graduate of Surendranath Evening College. He began working in Kuwait recently. He writes ghazals and poetry in Urdu.