I am mad about Ghazals to the extend that I write some myself. There are tons of very high quality songs with soul stiring lyrical values. Nida Fazli and Gulzar are best at it. I was inspired to listen to Ghazal by hearing Nida Fazli’s song “Garaj Baras pyasi dharti ko phir pani de moula” (sung by Jagjit Singh).
I was generally doing some shareaza lookup for ghazals and hit upon this amazing ghazal written by Nida Fazli (sung by Jagjit and Chitra).
Duniya Jise Kehte hai, jaado ka khilona hai
milgaaye to mitti hai, khogaaye to sona hai
By the way, here is the most recent ghazal I wrote:
Kyun mere dil ko jala rahe hain yeh log
Zakhm bhare dil ko sata rahe hein yeh log
Usko bhulane ki kosish mein khud ko bhul gaya
Mere ghar ka pata kyun batate hein mujhe yeh log
Mekhane mein bhi hum ab hum nahi rahe
Uski kasam na jane kyoun dilate hein yeh log
Kabhi hasaate hein kabhi rulate hein yeh log
Mere khuda bade khudgarz hain tere yeh log
I was challanged to write this on spot in office when one of my colleague gave me the first line to begin.