Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Topic: Urdu

Munawwar Rana, renowned Urdu poet, dies at 71

Renowned Urdu poet Munawwar Rana passed away at the age of 71, succumbing to a cardiac arrest at Lucknow's PGI Hospital after battling a prolonged illness for several months. 

Ek Khumar ki Shaam (An evening of intoxication): A visit to Khumar Barabankvi’s home

Sitting in the drawing room where Khumar saheb used to sit with various famous shayars and poets was an amazing feeling for all of us.

Congress seeks Karnataka home minister’s arrest for giving anti-Muslim twist to Dalit man’s murder

After Home Minister Araga Jnanendra claimed that a 22 year old Dalit youth was stabbed to death for not knowing Urdu, the Congress has filed an FIR for misleading statements and sought the arrest of Jnanendra and BJP National General Secretary CT Ravi.

Yeh kafir cricket: How sport is turned into Islamophobic weapon

The T-20 cricket match between the archrivals India and Pakistan in Dubai on October 24, 2021, was in the news for the wrong reason....

Why Hindu nationalists want Urdu ousted?

On 20 October, popular clothing brand, FabIndia, removed their Diwali ad featuring their latest clothing collection, titled ‘Jashn-e-Riwaaz’. The Urdu titled campaign offended Hindu...

Documentary | Will Urdu Survive in India?

"Will Urdu survive in India?" is a 14-minute documentary by Dr. Rizwan Ahmad, associate professor of linguistics at Qatar University with long-term fieldwork about various aspects of Urdu, including its (im)possibility of flourishing in future India.