Picking up an early schedule on the very first weekend of the series without the backup of proper advertisement on TV and newspapers, was a difficult task indeed, but New York passed the test. The 3rd Indo-Pak Yakjahti series Mushaarah at New York on last Saturday stood out to be a mega success event in which local poets of New York and guest poets lured and amused the cross section of the community for more than four hours, who packed the auditorium of a local school up to the possible inch.

Although the local poets were also applauded for their poetry, the fervor, zeal, and vehemence of the audience was worth watching when the guest poets from Pakistan and India were reciting their “Kalaam”. While Mr. Mohsin Ahsan from Pakistan and Mr. Mairaj Faizabadi from India were also heard with literary enthusiasm, worth mentioning was the performance of Mr. Wasim Barelvi who was hardly permitted to leave the dais by the audience at 2:30 am only because of the shortage of time. Another feature of the event was the launching of the new collection of verses of Mr. Wasim Barelvi “MERA KIYA” which was performed by Patron in Chief of Gahwarah e Adab USA and Nigran e Aala MQM North America Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui. All guest poets lauded the efforts of Gahwarah e Adab in the cause of propagation of Urdu poetry and literature and ultimately saving the values and traditions of Urdu speaking community.