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Tom Alter smitten by 'beauty of Urdu'

Thespian Tom Alter said that he learnt Urdu from his American Christian missionary father and read the Holy Bible in the language during his childhood days.Alter recited five verses from the Bible in fluent Urdu in front of a huge and surprised audience, which roared in approval, at the inaugural of the All India Urdu Book Fair held as part of the 10-day Urdu Festival here Saturday night."How can Urdu...
Source : Headlinesindia |
Category : Entertainment

Only Urdu please, I'm Japanese

learnt Urdu and soon mastered it to know the real voice of the people, Japanese scholar and shaukiya shayar Yamane tells Manisha Pande. He even offers to translate for herHe loves 18th century poet Mir Taqi Mir and Bollywood, writes on love and loss in Urdu and was a great friend of the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Japanese scholar Yamane also insists on speaking only in chaste Urdu."My work is in Urdu...
Source : DNA |
Category : National

Of mushairas and Urdu poetry in an era gone by

While Hyderabad has transformed into an urban metropolis, mushairas and Urdu poetry have survived the test of time. Mohd.Ahmed Shakeb, historian and Urdu-Persian scholar, traces the history of Urdu poetry in HyderabadDuring Nizam's time, Urdu had a very special position — it was spoken by everyone, everywhere. All sign boards, shops, post offices, hospitals, railway stations were written exclusively...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : Life Style

Minority affairs minister urges promotion of Urdu

should be a campaign demanding primary education in Urdu for Muslims to promote the language, union Minority Affairs Minister K. Rahman Khan said at an Urdu festival here."We all say that we are working for the promotion of Urdu language, but simultaneously blame others for ignoring it. The question is: what have we actually done for its promotion?" Khan asked, inaugurating a 10-day long 14th Urdu...
Source : Prokerala |
Category : Entertainment | City : National

Tom Alter smitten by 'beauty of Urdu'

Malegaon (Maharashtra), Jan 5 : Thespian Tom Alter said that he learnt Urdu from his American Christian missionary father and read the Holy Bible in the language during his childhood days.Alter recited five verses from the Bible in fluent Urdu in front of a huge and surprised audience, which roared in approval, at the inaugural of the All India Urdu Book Fair held as part of the 10-day Urdu Festival...
Source : Newkerala |
Category : National | City : Malegaon

Mobile expo of Urdu books begins

"Books in Urdu language are hardly found in Mysore and most of the Muslim families send their children to English medium schools. But they should understand the need to give importance to their mother tongue," said Urdu poet and scholar Abdul Rehman Khan Gauhar Traiker.As a part of the drive to promote Urdu language, the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language has organized a three-day local...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Mysore

Ansari presents Nai Duniya Awards for excellence in Urdu Journalism

Vice President Hamid Ansari presented the 'Nai Duniya Awards for Excellence in Urdu Journalism" to outstanding media persons in Urdu Journalism at a function here yesterday.The awards instituted by Urdu Weekly Nai Duniya is given every year in different categories.Addressing the gathering, Ansari called for inclusion of Technology in the promotion of Urdu language among new generation students in ...
Source : Newkerala |
Category : National | City : New Delhi

Vice-President presents Nai Duniya Awards

Indian Vice-President M. Hamid Ansari on Friday presented the 'Nai Duniya Awards for Excellence in Urdu Journalism" to outstanding media persons in Urdu Journalism at a function here.The awards instituted by Urdu Weekly Nai Duniya will be given every year in different categories.Addressing on the occasion, Ansari called for inclusion of technology in the promotion of Urdu language among new generation...
Source : Newkerala |
Category : National | City : New Delhi

Tom Alter smitten by 'beauty of Urdu'

Malegaon (Maharashtra), Jan 5 (IANS) Thespian Tom Alter said that he learnt Urdu from his American Christian missionary father and read the Holy Bible in the language during his childhood days.Alter recited five verses from the Bible in fluent Urdu in front of a huge and surprised audience, which roared in approval, at the inaugural of the All India Urdu Book Fair held as part of the 10-day Urdu Festival...
Source : Thisismyindia |
Category : NRI | City : Malegaon

Development of Urdu is responsibility of every Indian: Ansari

Vice-President Hamid Ansari inaugurated a national conference on Urdu at Bhiwandi near Mumbai on Saturday and stressed the need for development of the "beautiful language"."Bhiwandi is a historical place where people from different parts of the country are staying and Urdu has become a local language," Ansari said at the conference with the theme 'Urdu in the 21st Century'."Urdu is a historical language....
Source : DDINews |
Category : National | City : National