Culture  /  Published 08.05.22

Our tongue from a newspaper spoke

No. 2 Colootola Street is in the heart of a bustling marketplace in central Calcutta, not very far from lower Chitpore. A shop that sells colourful plastic sheets is a far cry from...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

India  /  Published 07.05.22

KIIT varsity hosts library convention

The 20th convention of MANLIBNET, a joint initiative of KIIT Deemed-to-be-University and Management Libraries Network was inaugurated at the varsity campus on Thursday. The three-day-long event’...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Opinion  /  Published 26.03.22

Power of tongues: Urdu

Hatred has its own lens. Speaking at a literary meet recently, the poet and lyricist, Javed Akhtar, expressed his disappointment at a newspaper report that listed two Urdu books along with RDX and wea...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 06.03.22

AMU seminar calls for popularisation of Urdu

Seminar held in collaboration with National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) of the Union ministry of education...
By Our Correspondent

People  /  Published 18.02.22

What Faiz Ahmed Faiz means to me

It must be something about the magic of some of the lines that have become a part of one-self — that memorable jibe at the Maker with ‘Ek fursat-e-gunaah mili woh bhi chaar din, dekhe humn...
By Mudar Patherya


Lifestyle  /  Published 02.02.22

Not a book review: ‘Love Longing Loss’ by Sanjiv Saraf

This book that I had dismissed as a waste I have now put away near the bedside. I have instructed the maid that ‘Koi isko yahaan se hataayega nahi.’ Maybe I will read two pages each mornin...
By Mudar Patherya

India  /  Published 14.01.22

Urdu and Ladakh unity

Ladakh authorities have scrapped the requirement for revenue department recruits to know Urdu, with the local BJP parliamentarian terming the language an “imposition” and a remnant of &ldq...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

News  /  Published 01.12.21

IIMC students publish Urdu journal 'Daur-e-Jadeed'

In order to generate practical understanding of the Urdu media industry, eminent journalists are invited for guest lectures at IIMC....
By Our Correspondent

Opinion  /  Published 05.11.21

Paranoia and pluralism in language

The history of the English word, ‘text’, is intricately woven together with the history of the word, ‘textile’. They both originate in early Latin, with ‘text’ mean...
By G.N. Devy

West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.21

Shortage of Urdu-speaking teachers

A large number of Urdu medium schools in the state may find it difficult to hold classes when they reopen on November 16 because of shortage of teachers allegedly because of the state government&rsquo...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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