10 Minutes of Good Literature Makes A Better Person – Irshad Kamil (DNA)

Irshad Kamil (PP)

It is said that an artist is known by his art. When I meet Irshad Kamil for the first time I know what that saying means. I have always been a fan of his work, and consider him to be one of the actual writers in the film industry where anybody with half-cooked Punjabi and English can become a popular rapper or a lyricist. Kamil, like his works, is simple yet touching, articulate yet ridiculously polite, and if you crave for some khalis Urdu or Hindi conversation, he’s your man. He can talk about Meer and Ghalib in the same breathe as Dostoevsky and Conrad. With his book Ek Maheena Nazmon Ka, this lyricist has now forayed into the world of published poems. Source: DNA India…Read excerpts from an interview…