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  • The Urdu sounds that are disappearing from Bollywood songs

    In Karan Johar’s 2010 Bollywood film My name is Khan, the main protagonist Rizwan Khan (played by Shah Rukh Khan) a young man suffering from Asperger syndrome, insists that the correct pronunciation of his last name is ‘Khan’, produced from the epiglottis...

    The Urdu sound in kh?an is the same as the one in kh?vab, ‘dream’, produced in the throat, which is different from the sound [kh], for example in khel (sports)...

  • Kajol makes my songs look like magic: Shah Rukh Khan

    The reunion of one of Bollywood's most iconic joris has not only delighted its fans, but also the stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol themselves...

    If their selfie spree isn't enough indication of the above, Shah Rukh went and lavished his co-star Kajol with praise on Twitter:Also read: Still got it: Kajol looks kind of amazing in Dilwale's BTS snapThe duo is currently shooting a love song for their upcoming film Dilwale in Iceland...

  • Literary Notes: Urdu literature in 2015: research and criticism take centre stage

    IT is generally perceived that Pakistan’s cultural and political environment is more conducive to produce Urdu’s imaginative and creative writings — such as fiction, poetry and satire — and Indian Urdu writers, on the other hand, have come up with some remarkably fine pieces of research and critical works...

    But the recent trends do not testify to the perception as new Urdu books published during the past few years in Pakistan show an...

  • 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...

  • Literary Notes: Pakistani languages, Sufi poetry and Bulleh Shah’s Urdu translation

    HOW many languages are spoken in Pakistan? The precise answer to this question is not known, but Dr Memon Abdul Majeed Sindhi in his Lisaniyaat-i-Pakistan (National Language Authority, Islamabad, 1992) has mentioned different languages and their dialects spoken in the country...

    These 18 languages, formerly called regional or provincial languages, are (in alphabetical order): Balochi, Balti, Brahvi, Brushaski, Gaori, Gujri, Hindko,...

  • NARRATIVE ARC: THE SONGS WE SING

    They wanted to build a hospital in their native locale because their children had graduated from various medical schools in Pakistan and the United States...

    This friend, a leading gynaecologist and obstetrician, has served needy patients across Pakistan for decades...

  • The 6 best local pop songs … ever: A detailed review

    From I am Sweetie to Eye to Eye, NFP rounds up the most memorable pop songs of our times and what led to their fame...

    But more than his vocal style and songs (which were a conventional fusion of light pop and Pakistani filmi music), it were RAT’s innovative dance moves in his videos which caught the attention of young Pakistani pop music fans...

  • SOUNDCHECK: SONGS OF SURVIVAL

    After any breakup, you’re going to need some songs to keep you company and drown out the voices in your head...

    Don’t Speak by No DoubtYou think your breakup was bad? Gwen Stefani and bandmate Tony Kanal split in 1994 — and then they went on tour singing songs about their breakup...

  • It’s all about songs

    We listen to our favourite songs and hum along … sometimes we get the words and sometimes we are left wondering what the singer said...

    Then there are times when we wonder how the singer could have such a range of emotions in a song or we wonder about the stories behind the songs, about who, why, when and so on...

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