As the nation reels under a 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, most of us are confined to our homes, working from home, practising what has been touted to the safest measure to ward off COVID-19 – 'social distancing'. If, in self-isolation, there is ever a moment when you have felt hopeless about your future, then you aren't alone. In these testing times, it’s important to remember that the only way to fight the darkness is to find the light – or the 'noor' – of courage and hope.
In this episode of Urdunama, we have tried to find some Urdu ashaar through which the poets tell us to seek the light or 'noor' within to face the trying times with resilience.
Vocals: Gini Shah
Guest: Noman Shauq, Poet & Journalist.
Host, Writer and Sound Designer: Fabeha Syed
Editor: Shelly Walia
Music: Big Bang Fuzz