It is said that don't keep waiting for things; instead, make them happen. But then it is also believed that good things come to those who wait. What is it that one should do?
'Muntazir' means the state of waiting for something or someone. In Urdu poetry, the subject of poets' wait is often the lover, and shayar's ultimate fantasy is the moment of 'vasl' or union with him.
The delay in vasl is the period that the shayar spends in hijr or separation from his lover. And moments spent in this separation is what makes the shayar become muntazir of the glad tidings that await him.
In this episode, we explore how poets have written about the theme of 'intezaar; or wait. We do this is through reading some of the gems by Faiz, Daagh, Sahir Ludhianvi, among others.