Calcutta  /  Published 26.07.21

Focus on Urdu play in online drama workshop

Farhat Anjum, a Class X student of Jagbandhu Girls High School, was eager to do something new when she got an invitation to attend an online drama workshop. It taught Farhat much more than honing her...
By Arundhati Bhattacharya in Calcutta

People  /  Published 28.03.21

Builders of Bengal: Begum Rokeya

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, popularly known as Begum Rokeya, was a pioneer of women’s education and feminist writing who started the first school for education of Muslim girls in Calcutta. She cons...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Culture  /  Published 04.03.21

Ode to Shamsur Rahman Faruqi

“And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light.”— Matthews 17:2-9 My family keeps trying to talk me into mourning t...
By Tazmeen Amna Siddiqi

Opinion  /  Published 02.12.20

Unequal tongues: Language wars in the Valley

One of the fallouts of the revocation of Article 370 that has arguably given a new meaning to the constitutional relationship between Jammu and Kashmir and India is the adoption of five languages &mda...
By Luv Puri

India  /  Published 24.11.20

Brotherhood message amid semantic sniping

The Bihar Assembly was in uproar on Monday when AIMIM members refused to utter “Hindustan” while taking the oath in Urdu and opted for “Bharat”, and the BJP members insisted th...
By Dev Raj in Patna


Heritage  /  Published 04.10.20

Jab chhor chale... Nakhlau nagari...

By Moumita Chaudhuri

India  /  Published 05.09.20

Valley voices Hindi fear

The Valley’s civil society has woken from a yearlong slumber to oppose a purported central government design to impose Hindi on Jammu and Kashmir and voice alarm at a “learning crisis&rdqu...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 03.09.20

Urdu to lose J&K special status

Urdu is set to lose its 131-year-old status as Jammu and Kashmir’s sole official language. The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday decided to include Hindi, Kashmiri, Dogri and English as off...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 11.12.19

Delhi High Court clears air on Urdu in FIR

Delhi High Court on Wednesday clarified that it had in an earlier order directed that FIRs should be registered in simple language, and only archaic Urdu and Persian words need to be avoided.A bench o...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.09.19

Panjab University Urdu ‘foreign’ protest

Panjab University’s Urdu department has objected to its proposed merger with those of various foreign languages, asserting that Urdu is not a foreign tongue but an Indian language like Hindi and Pun...
By PTI in Chandigarh


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