Urdu News

How Urdu travelled from being intrinsic to our daily life to one that is being declared a foreign tongue

It is generally believed that Urdu was born in the army camps of Delhi as a language that borrowed words from different languages so that soldiers from different parts could easily communicate with each other.

Hindi Diwas 2019: Date, history, importance, significance and celebration of this day in India

Hindi Diwas 2019 Date: The Constituent Assembly of India had, in 1949, recognised and adopted Hindi — an Indo-Aryan language — as the official language of the newly formed nation.


In J&K, questions over whether Urdu will remain official language

Before August 5, Urdu was the official language of J&K state, while official transactions and orders were also conducted and issued in English.

The many moods of the moon; Urdu poetry’s favourite muse

Love, beauty, yearning and despair -- The moon is a multipurpose muse, at once a symbol of ishq (love), taqwa (piety), tanhaai (loneliness), hairat (wonder), khushi (happiness) and arzoo (longing).

Mumbai: Urdu B.Ed students a worried lot after being told to do internships in Marathi

Some students have also complained about being made to write their internal exams for History and Geography in Marathi.

Pune: Festival of Urdu literature, music to start on Tuesday

The festival will start from October 10 to 12, at Jyotsna Bhole Sabhagruha, Hirabaug, at 7.30 pm and October 13 at Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha at 9.30 pm. The show is compiled and directed by Om Bhutkar, and managed and co-produced by Wide Wings Media.


A three-day conference at JNU aims to highlight the presence of Urdu in pop culture

While Urdu is typically celebrated as a language of romance and classical poetry by the greats — Ghalib, Mir and Faiz, it has a lesser-acknowledged popular-culture presence in film songs, detective fiction, ghazals, mushairas, qawwalis and even as poetry inscribed on trucks.

Urdu is language of entire country, sad that it has become a politicised issue: Hamid Ansari

"It is the language of the entire country," Hamid Ansari said, adding that nowadays there were Urdu speaking people in Canada, the US, Australia and other parts of the world.

Teaching Urdu at home: A calling for some, distraction for others

The Urdu literacy centre was launched in 1988 by the Urdu Academy as a scheme to eradicate illiteracy under the National Policy on Education. Inaugurating a new session Friday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “You aren’t just teachers, you are ambassadors of the way of life.”

As Indian as Biryani

Since the British rule, Hindi and Urdu have constantly been communalised.