Shaayar Badnaam with Hitesh Bharadwaj

Shayar Badnaam with Hitesh Bharadwaj (Trailer)

Shayar Badnaam with Hitesh Bharadwaj (Trailer)

Shaayar Badnaam with Hitesh Bharadwaj will bring to your listening pleasure, stories and writings of some of the most celebrated poets in the Indian poetry landscape. Best enjoyed at night, with headphones on.


Shaayar Badnaam – Rahat Indori

In this episode, Hitesh touches upon the work of genius Urdu poet Rahat Indori who was one of the biggest mushaira stars in the country.

Jun 17, 2021

Shaayar Badnaam – Sahir Ludhianvi

Sahir Ludhianvi was an Indian poet and film song lyricist who wrote bitter yet sensitive lyrics about the declining values of society; the senselessness of war and politics; and the domination of consumerism over love. His love songs, tinged with sorrow, expressed his realization that there were other, starker concepts more important than love.

Jun 03, 2021

Shaayar Badnaam – Ghalib

In this episode, Hitesh talks about the life and work of Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, also known by the pen name of Ghalib, who is undoubtedly one of the finest Urdu poets India has ever seen. His interpretation of love and life remains unparalleled even after so many years since his passing.

May 24, 2021

Shaayar Badnaam – Kaifi Azmi

In this episode, Hitesh takes you through the life of Kaifi Azmi, one of the most renowned Indian poets of the 20th century, who sought to inspire social change through his passionate Urdu-language verse. He was also a noted lyricist for some of Bollywood’s best-known films.

May 17, 2021

Shaayar Badnaam – Parveen Shakir

In this episode, Hitesh traces the journey of Pakistani poet Parveen Shakir, who is best known for her poems, which brought a distinctive feminine voice to Urdu literature.

May 10, 2021

Shaayar Badnaam – Gulzar

In this episode, Hitesh traces the journey of Gulzar, who is famously considered India's most celebrated and loved poet.

May 05, 2021

Shaayar Badnaam – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

In this episode, Hitesh traces the magic and poetry of Faiz Ahmad Faiz, a poet whose simple words continue to lend powerful strength to generations.

Apr 26, 2021

Shaayar Badnaam – Nida Fazli

In this episode, Hitesh traces the artistic life journey of Padma Shri awardee and poet Nida Fazli. A celebrated Indian lyricist and dialogue writer, with a unique poetic style,  Fazli continues to remain relevant today and enjoys a wide appeal.

Apr 19, 2021

Shaayar Badnaam – Bashir Badr

In this episode, Hitesh traces the life and poetry of Padma Shree awardee Bashir Badr, one of the most quoted shaayar in Indian popular culture.

Apr 12, 2021

Shaayar Badnaam – Jaun Elia

In the third episode of Shaayar Badnaam, Hitesh brings to you the poetry and life story of Jaun Elia, a celebrated Indo-Pak Urdu poet, philosopher, biographer, and scholar.

Apr 05, 2021