- The poet’s takhallus (pen name/ pseudonym) is often incorporated in the final couplet (maqta) of a ghazal as a kind of signature. This is to embed a lasting impression of poet’s identity in his or her work.
- Mukammal – complete/ perfect
Ever missed your home,
While being at home?
Well, this is what happens;
When you become a part of a foreign family,
When foreigners become your friends,
And when a land, not so foreign anymore,
becomes your home!
डूबते हुए सूरज जैसा,
क्यूँ था रिश्ता ये हमारा,
पहले इतना खूबसूरत, इतना सुकूनदायक,
और फिर बस अंधेरा सा छा गया…
Doobtei huye sooraj jaisa,
Kyu tha rishta ye humara,
Pehle itna khoobsurat, itna sukoondayak,
Aur phir bas andhera sa cha gaya…