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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...

  • 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

    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...

    It worked as a stimulus for the Urdu language and literature as well, and a large number of Urdu books were written and published at the FWC, many of them being translations from Persian and Arabic... ...

  • Sharjeel Memon released after arrest on return to Pakistan

    Former provincial information minister Sharjeel Inam Memon concluded his almost two years long self-imposed exile and returned to Pakistan, where he was arrested and later released on late Saturday night, reported DawnNews...

    Memon is facing several charges of monetary misappropriation and corruption...

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

    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 ’80s (the story moves further ahead)...

    Here’s how A Brief History of Seven Killings moves into first gear by virtue of...

  • 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...

  • Who is afraid of Yakub Memon?

    YOU would have thought that a living Yakub Memon would worry Pakistan if he dodges the hangman’s noose in Nagpur...

    Why is the Indian government looking over-eager to snuff out his life this week, on his birthday, after keeping him dangling on death row for nearly a decade?We haven’t heard from Pakistan about the Memon controversy raging in India...

  • PPP's Sharjeel Memon moves SC for bail in accountability reference

    PPP leader Sharjeel Memon on Saturday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court (SC) against the Sindh High Court (SHC) decision to reject his bail in a reference pertaining to the award of advertisements at 'exorbitant rates' through the abuse of his power...

    The application says that Memon should be granted bail since the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) does not have any evidence against him...

  • Did Yakub Memon get his due?

    THE death by hanging of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the lone death-row convict in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, on the morning of July 30, holds a mirror to Indian democracy, political parties, and the justice system...

    The man who helped our intelligence agencies to unravel the [alleged] involvement of Pakistan, whose involvement in the crime was in comparison peripheral, was sent to the gallows...

  • Reports called from jailer, health secretary in Sharjeel Memon’s case

    KARACHI: An accountability court on Thursday called an explanation from jail superintendent of the central prison over constitution of a medical board for former provincial information minister Sharjeel Memon without permission of the court and also sought a report from the Sindh health secretary about the procedure and mechanism to provide treatment to prisoners...

    The court had remanded Mr Memon and 11 others to prison last month...

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