Alif Se Yeh offers free virtual shayari sessions. Divided into the US and Pakistan chapters, these sessions are a great way to learn about Urdu’s rich tradition of poetry and literature for beginners and enthusiasts alike. In each session, we choose one piece of poetry or prose, read the text, and discuss its meaning and interpretations. Sessions are meant to be casual discussions of Urdu literature and are conducted in a mix of English and Urdu.
U.S Shayari Session
The U.S Chapter started in 2017, when a group of friends gathered at a D.C restaurant to discuss Urdu Shayari. Over time the group added a virtual component in response to the pandemic. These days, folks from all across the US join in over Zoom.
The group meets virtually every other week to discuss different nazms and ghazals in two hour long sessions.
Thursdays @ 8:00 PM EST on Zoom (bi-weekly)
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Pakistan Shayari Session
Following the success of the the U.S Chapter, a similar chapter was initiated in Islamabad in 2019. The purpose of this Chapter was also to introduce Pakistani youth to Urdu poetry and Literature.
The chapter has since picked up pace, and is offered as a virtual session catering to audiences across Europe and Asia.
Saturdays @ 8:00 PM PKT on Zoom (bi-weekly)
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Shayari For All Session
Founded in 2021, the Shayari For All chapter is a U.S based monthly session where folks of all ages gather to read and discuss Urdu Shayari.
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