“Tera sab se buda dushman teri
daulat hasil karne ki hawas hai
Daaniyal, the poet for whom Poetry is something that helps one to be one’s own self, an expression of freedom, and an art of sharing wisdom. He pens down his thought when the pleasant notes of his mind gets stretched by the unholy incidents all over the World. Daaniyal founded Spill Poetry with his friend Foram Ashish Shah, in December 2016.
Spill Poetry is a platform that is against the concept of charging any money to artists, willing to express their creativity and this was the fact that ignited the will of founding such a great platform for Artists, in Daaniyal. They entered YouTube 6 months back with the video called “Shayad Wo Pyaar Nahi” by Yahya Bootwala and now the video has crossed over 6.5 million views.
Other popular videos include Shukr by Daaniyal, Hawa by Darshan, One less Lonely night by Jidnya Pandya, Sheher by Yahya and many more. Today this YouTube channel has more than 9 million views and 3 lakh subscribers.
Let us peep into the life of Daaniyal :
In a conversation with Daaniyal –
What is poetry for you? And what according to you is the most important quality that one should have to become a poet?
Poetry according to me is anything which let us being us, Poetry is an expression of freedom of one self. Poetry is an art of sharing wisdom, Poetry is everything which makes us, us.
To be very honest I don’t consider myself to be a poet or an artist for several reasons, one of which is that I am still learning Poetry.
But a quality I believe all poets should and must have in them is that they should be like their Poetry.
What are your writings mainly based on? And where from do you get the ideas to start off with the writings?
My so called poems mainly revolve around various social issues, issues which disturb the stillness of my soul. I write to keep myself sane and for nothing else. My first poem was about the refugee crisis, the Syrian war made me write, it disturbed me so much that I was in depression, writing about it helped me a lot.
What is Spill Poetry about? Tell us something about its history?
Can you tell us something about the Spill Poetry Team?
The Spill Poetry team consist Have me, Foram Ashish Shah (Co-founder), Johnathan Dsouza ( Our editor and core team member) Azania Patel Deepali Gupta and Ammar Chittwala ( Our photographer).
According to you, how is Spill Poetry at variance with other such Poetic platforms?
Whose writings inspire you the most?
What message would you like to give to the other young poets or writers out there?
Waise toh, I don’t feel that I deserve to give any advice to any writer, but I would want to share what I have learnt from my journey; “Don’t write for the internet because it’s a balloon, it will blow up someday, write because it disturbs you, write because when it feels like if you don’t write your head will blow up, Write because you don’t want to regret it later, Write when nothing goes right, write to be heard, write to be un-herd, write to be you!!”
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