Raheel Farooq is a teacher, writer and voice over artist based in Punjab, Pakistan. His first, and yet last, book titled Zaar (a collection of his Urdu poetry) was published in 2010. He is a graduate in Urdu language and literature and has associate degrees in education and social sciences. Currently, he is looking for opportunities to pursue postgraduate studies in social sciences, liberal arts or humanities.
The ideas of Raheel Farooq have already been recognized by international academia and intelligentsia. He has been mentioned in at least six research publications from scientific community as of now, including one from US Office of Science. In 2014, he was quoted in a Manekshaw Paper by Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), a think tank under the aegis of Indian Army, despite being a citizen of the enemy state, i.e., Pakistan.
Raheel has served as a District Teacher Educator in Directorate of Staff Development, Punjab and has years of teaching and training experience under his belt. Always keen about communication and conceptualization, he has also devised a new scheme of teaching English Tenses based on a newly discovered, unique structure underlying the English langue. It has been hailed by many as an unprecedented attempt at unifying the rules that govern spoken and written English.
Raheel Farooq is believed to be quite insightful and vociferous in his support of tradition in Urdu ghazal. His poetry is often appreciated for its classic diction, idiomatic excellence and adherence to the legendary tradition of Indo-Iranian ghazal. He has also successfully established himself as a stylish prose writer in the recent years.
Here are a few of Raheel's ideas that have created a buzz around the globe.
- “Wisdom is intelligence in context.”
- “Predictability is not how things will go, but how they can go.”
- “Gratitude is more of a compliment to yourself than someone else.”
- “Conquer yourself; the world is you!”
- “Misunderstanding is generally simpler than true understanding, and hence has more potential for popularity.”