One day I started thinking of doing something to keep me busy. I surfed the internet and found out, Iqbal Academy was offering online courses on the poet and philosopher Iqbal. I was very happy. I thought it was a very good opportunity for me.
It would help me to know about the poet. You see when I was a student in college, there was nothing about him in our course of studies. I knew a few lines of one of his poems. They were awesome. I thought I’d be able to learn more about him.
I jumped at the opportunity and registered for the course. It was in 2011. I am still doing it and enjoying it. I am trying hard to go back and study as I used to. It is a very good course. It covers subjects like religion,philosophy. poetry, prose . We’ve also studied about Rumi , Goethe the German poet, Shakespeare and many others.
Studying about Iqbal has opened other doors,which I never would have tried. I started blogging, translating, the work of another great poet. Tagore. I knew a few things about him, now I know a lot more. I am never bored,I always have something to do.
I am also trying to write something for ,SPEAKEASY. My participation in SPEAKEASY is awesome. I am getting to know a lot of good and gifted writers.
I now feel joining the online course was the best idea for me. I came into contact with bright and intelligent people. I am enjoying interacting with a lot of interesting and friendly people. I am giving my brain enough work out to prevent it from getting rusty.