Urdu News

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.

Urdu language growing at very fast pace but script shrinking: Pakistani poet

"We should stop treating technology as our enemy. Urdu needs to be inculcated into the youth and technology plays a very important role in it," says Amjad Islam Amjad, an Urdu poet, drama writer and lyricist from Pakistan.

The riddle of Urdu

As Pakistan implements the court order on switching to the language, has the government considered the consequences of rekindling old disputes?

Learning disability: No testing tool yet for Urdu medium students

Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice A K Menon were hearing a suo motu public interest litigation (PIL) in the form of a letter written to the court by two psychiatrists.