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

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


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