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  • TV channels’ nightmarish Urdu pronunciation and an Urdu pronouncing dictionary

    URDU pronunciation of some Pakistani TV channels is giving nightmares to many, though the owners and anchors of those channels may not even be aware how mercilessly they have been slaughtering our national language...

    Aside from intermingling English words and phrases with their Urdu conversation, these innocent anchors mispronounce many Urdu words, sometime rendering the sentence ridiculously incorrect...

  • Gboard introduces Roman Urdu to Urdu feature

    Google has recently launched its Roman Urdu to Urdu Google Keyboard (Gboard) feature for both Android and iOS...

    pk's (TJ) review, Gboard’s Roman Urdu to Urdu feature is smart and accurately translates Roman Urdu text into Urdu script in real time...

  • Teen Navilet: French in Urdu, or Urdu in French?

    It happens very seldom in the literary history of a language that a non-native speaker produces creative writing that bears the hallmark of a literary style that is honed over years of studying and absorbing classical literature in that language...

    In Columeau’s case, French and its Provencal dialect are his native languages, and Urdu and Punjabi the languages that he speaks with native fluency...

  • India and Pakistan: Here's the history the government is hiding from us

    Secular liberal fascists in both India and Pakistan have for long been distorting the history of the region...

    One of their worst acts in this context has been the way they have managed to repress and even wipe out the names of men who are more vital and relevant historical figures than the ones found in the textbooks of India and Pakistan...

  • ‘Urdu is lucky it doesn’t have government patronage’

    And in 1915 poet Abid Shah Abid compiled a collection of Urdu poems penned by poets from Balochistan...

    This was stated by distinguished poet Dr Munir Raisani while representing Balochistan in a session on Urdu’s relations with other regional languages of Pakistan on the second day of the 8th International Urdu Conference at the Arts Council on Wednesday evening...

  • Literary Notes: Two books on origin and history of Urdu language

    IN a recent meeting held at a university to discuss the curriculum for the teachers’ education programme, it was hotly debated whether or not Urdu was a ‘lashkari zaban’ or the so-called ‘camp-language’...

    Some professors from Karachi University’s Urdu department objected to the incorrect, age-old theory being taught to the new teachers...

  • Literary Notes: A history of women’s Urdu periodicals

    WOMEN’S role in Urdu literature and journalism of the 18th and 19th centuries has largely remained unsung...

    The tazkiras — or the biographical and critical accounts of Urdu poets and their poetry, which were written in 18th and 19th centuries — generally did not make any mention of women poets...

  • LITERARY NOTES: A 200-year-old Urdu book on Assam’s history finally published

    The FWC, a brain child of Lord Wellesley, the then governor-general of British India, was planned as a centre of oriental studies facilitating the teaching of local languages to British officials...

    Dr Jameel Jalibi has noted in the third volume of his Tareekh-i-adab-i-Urdu that the FWC was established in an effort to strengthen the British rule by teaching the local languages to its young officers sent from Britain to India...

  • How the local government elections are strengthening democracy in Pakistan

    Initially, his speeches at campaign rallies were a bit too preachy; eventually, he was advised to talk about how he would help people in this life because he was not contesting the seat to become an Imam for the local mosque...

    His potential voters appreciated his honesty and piety, but first and foremost, they wanted to know if he could help them with their cases pending in local courts or to bring a pakki road to their deras... ...

  • REVIEW:A history of violence:A Brief History of Seven Killings

    In order to alleviate the situation, the government of Jamaica organised a concert at which Marley was to perform...

    Marlon James’s Booker prizewinning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic attempt at recounting the attack on Marley through a variety of eccentric, rowdy and colourful characters that provide, to a reasonable extent, a clear, albeit bloody, insight into the violence-stricken Jamaica of the 1970s and...

  • A Leaf From History: A history of ethnic violence

    Ethnic disturbances in Sindh first began in 1952 when, during an Ashura procession, some rumours created tensions between Sindhi and Urdu speaking residents and an infuriated crowd burnt down a police station...

    Violence again erupted between Urdu and Sindhi residents in the wake of a bill passed by the Sindh Assembly on July 2, 1972 outlining measures for the promotion of the Sindhi language...

  • Local government elections

    LOCAL government is the basic tier of a democratic system...

    It is meant to address and resolve the people’s local issues such as sanitation, water supply, small-level developments...

  • KP govt ready to investigate local government polls, says Khattak

    PESHAWAR: Accepting mismanagement and rigging in the recently held local government election, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Wednesday said his government was ready to form a judicial commission or an investigating team to probe rigging allegations...

    Addressing a press conference in Peshawar along with leaders of coalition parties — Jamaat-i-Islami and Awami Jamhuri Ittehad— the KP chief minister categorically...

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