Lucknow: Years ago, poet Firaq Gorakhpuri had advised people to study Urdu saying: "Urdu is liye padho taaki afsar banne ke baad afsar lago bhi" (study Urdu not just to become an officer but also to come across as one). The advice, however, seems to ... Times of India, 1 month ago
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A proverb goes a sword can kill an enemy only but a pen can save humanity. Here is a short tale of the Urdu poems of our poets who, with their pens, abetted the Indian mass to drive a devastating enemy beyond our boundary. It is none other than ...Sangai Express, 2 weeks ago
Books are meant to be read, not merely displayed; books gathering dust is a pity. People who buy books just to flaunt them irritate me beyond words. There are genuine bibliophiles who love to read and discuss what they have read. But there are ...The Hindu, 2 weeks ago
I cannot put a date to exactly when it happened, but gradually, over many years, people around me began to identify me as Muslim. This was new and, I suppose, the beginning of a process which placed me with the Other. Firaq Gorakhpuri has a ...Quartz, 1 month ago
From Urdu Bazar to Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, the Capital's print media has come a long way Before Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg earned the sobriquet of Ink Street, it was Urdu Bazar in the Jama Masjid area that enjoyed that status as it existed since ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
IT was nice to see, during the last few years, literary circles celebrating the centennials of Shibli Nomani, Altaf Hussain Hali, N.M. Rashid, Saadat Hasan Manto, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Miraji and many other towering figures of Urdu literature. Mir Taqi ...DAWN Group, 1 month ago
The journey of a movie to the theatre in India is not easy. Even if one manages to find producers and distributors, any film project has to cross a river of fire, namely the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). It is often referred to as the censor ...catchnews.com, 2 months ago
Anurag Kashyap has a lot of talent, says Aseem Chhabra. He just needs to stop making films that are very similar. Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the finest actors of our times. There is no argument about that. Patang, Firaq, Dekh Indian Circus); or a creep, albeit with a heart (Liar's Dice, Miss Lovely, Talaash); or a dark criminal (Monsoon Shootout, Gangs of Wasseypur, Badlapur); or just a sleazy man (Haraamkhor). There is a decent man and even a comical Siddiqui in films like The Lunchbox and ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
YEREVAN, June 20. /ARKA/. The Armenian parliament ratified last Friday an agreement signed between Armenia and Iraq in Baghdad on 7th of November 2012 on mutual encouragement and protection of investments. According to Deputy Minister of Economy ...Groong, 2 months ago
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