Meet Iqra Khilji, the new sensation net. Her poem Khabees, which has set internet on fire, talks about a woman who is not only confident and by no means inferior to men but also has unfurled the banner of rebellion against the patriarchal system.
The reason why she has become the latest rage on internet is that she speaks from her heart, which the girls of her age had always wanted to say but somehow did not know how articulate those thoughts. Urdu, which Iqra has learnt under the feet of her grandfather, became the medium and what added power punch to it is her fiery style of recitation and the confidence she oozes.
A National Law University Ahmadabad student, Iqra says the poem was written on a spur-of-the-moment triggered by a misogynistic comment by someone in the class, and the dormant volcano inside her erupted.