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India | Reported by Akanksha Kumar, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday September 29, 2014
Strange as it sounds, a 'Mirza Ghalib meets Tulsidas' scenario is being played out at a Ramlila maidan in Faridabad. The Shraddha Ramlila group has hit upon the idea of punching in Urdu couplets with Hindi dialogues to narrate the great Indian epic.
Diaspora | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday August 24, 2014
India-born author Surinder Deol has penned a new English translation of Mirza Ghalib's works to bring the famous Urdu poet to North Americans as also those South Asians who have lost touch with their native languages.
Diaspora | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday August 19, 2014
An India-born former World Bank staff member turned poet and novelist has penned a new English translation of famous Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib's works to meaningfully engage American readers.
Thursday May 15, 2014
Paya is an Urdu word that denotes the trotter or foot. A curry-like preparation made with sheep trotters, onions, tomatoes and aromatic masalas.
Election 2014 | Agencies | Wednesday April 16, 2014
Superstar Salman Khan's father and noted scriptwriter Salim Khan today launched the Urdu version of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's official website.
Election 2014 | Sreenivasan Jain (with inputs from Niha Masih) | Friday April 11, 2014
A deluge of political ads in Urdu newspapers, which, as NDTV's show Truth vs Hype found, make barely concealed - and in some cases, open - appeals for the Muslim vote.
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 20, 2014
Nearly two decades after Indian languages were removed from the official curriculum in South African state schools, Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Telugu and Urdu are to be reinstated following pleas by a representative group of the country's 1.4 million ci...
India | Sreenivasan Jain (with inputs from Niha Masih) | Tuesday February 18, 2014
For his extreme act, of using pepper spray inside Parliament, Lagadapati Rajagopal has drawn sharp criticism from his Congress party.
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday January 30, 2014
A new music album comprising 108 songs dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi penned by poets from across the country in 14 languages including Kashmiri, Sindhi and Urdu has been launched.
Riya Chakravarty | Monday January 13, 2014
A gripping storyline, strong cast and dialogues laced with Urdu seem to have worked in favour of Dedh Ishqiya in Pakistan.
Friday January 24, 2014
Habshi is an Urdu word that denotes the dark appearance of this Indian dessert. It is a sticky sweet, mostly consumed during the winter months, made with wheat extract.
Chandni | Wednesday November 6, 2013
Actress Kareena Kapoor, who is rumoured to have been roped in to play writer Amrita Pritam in a biopic on legendary Urdu poet Sahir Ludhianvi, says she is still reading the script of the project.
Press Trust of India | Sunday October 13, 2013
Although nothing much has been written in the Urdu press but the English dailies has taken exception to Tendulkar's decision to retire from international cricket next month after playing his 200th Test match and described him "the greatest postwar...
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday October 6, 2013
The Pakistan High Commission is ready to send its officials to Hyderabad for visa facilitation and will make a request to the Indian government in this regard, said High Commissioner Salman Bashir.
Ketan Pratap | Thursday September 12, 2013
Nokia has refreshed its feature phone, the Nokia 114, adding Urdu language support.
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 1, 2013
Aiming for a nationwide connect, BJP's election campaign committee chairman Narendra Modi now has Twitter accounts in almost all major regional languages including Urdu.
Alpan Saxena | Tuesday July 30, 2013
Actress Nargis Fakhri says she is "adapting" and "adjusting" in Bollywood by working on her Hindi diction every day, but she wishes she would have learnt Urdu during her younger days
Robin Bansal | Tuesday July 16, 2013
After slipping into the roles of Urdu poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi and Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad respectively on stage, thespian actor Tom Alter now aspires to enact the roles of two stalwarts of Partition, Jawaharlal Nehru and Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday May 17, 2013
Awais Sheikh, the Pakistani lawyer of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, has told police that the armed men who abducted him and his son were "Pashto-speaking".
Cities | Press Trust of India | Friday May 10, 2013
A US student, curious to know the political history between India and Pakistan, has won a scholarship to study Urdu in Lucknow.