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Deeba Salim Irfan

Author / Poet / Entrepreneur

“Welcome!"

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Geeta Gandbhir

Multi Award Winning Filmmaker

"Profound, lyrical and ultimately hopeful
– a collection of poetry that reflects the
spiritual wisdom of the poet"

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Sanjoy K. Roy

Producer, Jaipur Literature Festival

“Each poem 'A haiku’! An expression of
beauty, love and longing!”

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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Academy and Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker

“Raw, genuine and moving. It reminds
us that there is unmatched beauty in
simplicity!"

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Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal!

American solo artist, songwriter and producer
Former Lead Guitarist, Guns N' Roses

"A pleasure to read. Visual, touching and
relatable"

A creative thinker

She lives in a city surrounded by desert, but hates dune bashing. Not because she feels scared, but because she has vertigo. In her own creative way, she describes this for us, ‘one sentence, that perhaps my family hears the most is – I’m dizzy! What they don’t know is that it’s not always vertigo! It’s ‘words’ piling up one on top of the other in my head, wrestling to stay put as I try to slap them away, that makes me dizzy too!’

A writer

Deeba lives with her husband and three kids in Dubai. After securing her MBA, she dived into advertising and events almost a decade later she resurfaced realising that her passion was writing. Now she pursues both with great passion.

A Touching Poet

Deeba’s poetry is a sublime quest of high and low personal dialogues, experiences and observations, worries and victories. Embalmed with
the duality of yin and yang as conflictors yet complimentary elements of life. Charcoal Blush is all that is within and without.

Deeba in Media

Over the years, Deeba has gained recognition from around the world, which makes her the ambassador of words and poetry wherever she goes…

Deeba’s new book – Charcoal Blush

Poetry by Deeba Irfan

Deeba’s poetry is a sublime quest of high and low personal dialogues, experiences and observations, worries and victories. Embalmed with the duality of yin and yang as conflictors yet complimentary elements of life. Charcoal Blush is all that is within and without.

About Deeba

Deeba Salim Irfan, lives with her husband, Irfan Izhar and three kids in Dubai. After securing her MBA, she dived into advertising and events. Almost a decade and a half later she resurfaced realising that her passion was writing. Now she pursues both with great passion.

Words for Deeba’s Poetry and Work

Sanjoy K. Roy

Each poem ‘A haiku’!

An expression of beauty, love and longing!

Sanjoy K. RoyProducer of Jaipur Literature Festival and M.D. Teamwork ArtsSanjoyRoy
Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal!

It’s always a pleasure reading Deeba Irfan, her words are visual, touching and relatable.

Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal!American Solo artist, songwriter and producer Ex-Guns N’ Roses, Lead Guitaristbumblefoot
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Raw, genuine and moving. It reminds us that there is unmatched beauty in simplicity!

Sharmeen Obaid-ChinoyAcademy and Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker
Geeta Gandbhir

Profound, lyrical and ultimately hopeful – a collection of poetry that reflects the spiritual wisdom of the poet

Geeta GandbhirMulti Award Winning Filmmaker
Rajesh Raina

Refreshing & rejuvenating. Simple words beautifully woven around ideas closer to life. Reflection of love, hope and positivity of life. A treat for all poetry lovers!

Rajesh RainaGroup Editor, ETV Network
Professor (Dr.) Rattan Lal Hangloo

A profound but compressed feeling that communicates more than it says. Her expressions forms a connection between physical plane and subtler realities. Her poetry mediates an adorable glory and inspires intelligence and humanism.

Professor (Dr.) Rattan Lal HanglooVice-Chancellor, University of Allahabad
Tessy Koshy

Vivid, Engaging and Refreshing. Each page stirs new emotions.

Tessy KoshyIndependent journalist in Dubai, writing for leading English publications for the past 15 years
Sameera Aziz

Inspirational! Mysteriously alluring! She is blessed with unique wisdom to change the world with words. Her words celebrate the spirit of all women!

Sameera AzizSaudi Media Personality, Journalist, Poetess
Pankaj Shukla

Deeba’s lines are not written, they are carved as memories on paper. You don’t read them, you flow with them and with that, sometimes you sink and the very next moment you surf…. !

Pankaj ShuklaWriter-Director in Bollywood
Shams-Ur-Rahman Alavi

A compulsive poet! Words come to her naturally, effortlessly and there is an innate lyricism in her verses that enchants the reader.

Essentially, it’s poetry of heart and that’s the reason it appeals to you. But, a closer look reveals that Deeba’s poetry is not about emotions alone. It’s indeed poetry of heart but the writer’s sharp observations about life and philosophy are also reflected in these verses.

Read the lines in the poem ‘Love (does not) Hurts’:
All this you didn’t choose
All you wanted was love loose
All you get
Is always love laced with hurt
Be patient though
Let your head spin
Let your heart bleed
And you will rise you will get a grip

The poems reflect diverse shades of life and myriad moods but what stands out is that it is the poetry of hope–either in ‘Veil of Faith’ where the poet writes, “You give me no clue, Yet my veil of faith just grew’
or the lines:
“I perceive a mirror so true, I believe in you’.
Deeba Salim Irfan’s poetic journey has just begun and it surely looks promising.

Shams-Ur-Rahman AlaviSenior Journalist with Hindustan Times