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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?

    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...

    The cultural gulf between French and Urdu does not split the writer’s imagination, but enriches it in ways that make his work outstanding...

  • Malala’s book being translated into Urdu

    KARACHI: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai’s memoir I am Malala is being translated into Urdu, it was announced on Saturday...

    The book written about the young activist with the subheading ‘The girl who stood up for education and was shot by Taliban’ has been authored by Christina Lamb, a British journalist, and was launched all over the world as well as Pakistan in 2013...

  • 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... ...

  • Urdu translation of book on Putin launched

    And that is exactly what he does in the book,” said Dr Najam ul Sahar Butt, the Urdu translator of First Person, an Astonishingly Frank, Self-Portrait by Russian President Vladimir Putin, a collection of interviews by N...

    The Urdu version of the book is titled Mard-i-Ahan...

  • Hockney presents ‘Bigger Book’ at world’s largest book fair

    FRANKFURT: David Hockney presented the largest book ever devoted to his art on Tuesday, a limited-edition volume costing $2,500 that spans more than 60 years of work by one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century...

    “David Hockney: A Bigger Book” — a collaboration with publisher Taschen —weighs 35 kg (77 pounds), measures 50 by 70 cm (20 by 28 inches) when closed and comes with its own custom-made stand...

  • Is Pakistan’s problem Urdu?

    For Pakistan’s founders, Urdu was to be the glue cementing together the new country...

    Instead, it wanted Urdu (Pirpur Report, 1938) because it was thought to be the carrier of Islamic culture...

  • RAW paid Raymond Davis to write anti-Pakistan book, says Rehman Malik

    ISLAMABAD: Terming CIA contractor Raymond Davis’s book, The Contractor, a pack of lies, former interior minister Rehman Malik has claimed that India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) had paid Davis to write the book in order to malign Pakistan’s army and democratic institutions...

    Mr Malik claimed that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government and the military establishment had decided not to release Davis till he was acquitted by...

  • Book launch sees lively debate on Pakistan’s culture

    KARACHI: Pakistani Saqafat, an Urdu book on Pakistani culture by Uxi Mufti, launched at the Arts Council on Saturday evening stirred a debate on different aspects of culture...

    Dr Asif Farrukhi, who was surprised to know that he was one of the two keynote speakers at the launch, first talked about the title page of the book in which Uxi Mufti is seen looking at his father, the eminent writer, Mumtaz Mufti...

  • Book on communist politics in Pakistan launched

    KARACHI: The major failure of the communist movement in Pakistan was that Marxism was taken as an engineering manual by communist parties...

    This was the point raised by Director of Pakistan Study Centre, the University of Karachi, Dr Syed Jaffer Ahmed while reacting to an argument put forth by a fellow panellist during a well-participated discussion at the launch of a book titled Surkh Salam authored by Kamran Asdar Ali at T2F on...

  • Book on Pakistan’s politics launched

    Usually we get narratives of politicians or generals, who use this medium to glorify themselves,” said Dr Syed Jaffar Ahmed at the launch of Abdul Khalique Junejo’s book Politics of change: bitter realities, hard choices organised by the Sindh Progressive Publishers at the Arts Council here on Wednesday...

    He also pointed out that no particular group of people dominates the corridors of power in Pakistan...

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