Surkh – Red
The word Laal is also used to denote the colour Red.
The word Surkhiyan meaning Headlines finds its roots in the word surkh.
1. Dard aayega dabbay paon liye surkh chiragh
And pain will come tiptoe, carrying its crimson lamp.
-Faiz Ahmed Faiz
2. Teri surkh surkh aankhien,yeh batah rhi hain Ghalib,
Phir subho kar di tune, usay yaad karte karte.
Ghalib your red eyes show,
You haven’t slept all night thinking about her.
Surkh is also the name of a town in northern Tajikistan ( Capital – Dushanbe).
Republic of Tajikistan is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia. It borders Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and China to the east. Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan are separated from Tajikistan by the narrow Wakhan Corridor. Most of Tajikistan’s population belongs to the Persian-speaking Tajik ethnic group, who share language, culture and history with Afghanistan and Iran.
An interesting tourism video on Tajikistan is given below