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Mar 09, 2018
Madrasa to mainstream education: Bidar school churns out success stories for Urdu-speaking studentsFounded on the theory of providing quality education to Urdu-speaking students in their mother tongue, Shaheen is an Urdu medium school that has turned more than 900 students into doctors in the last 15 years.
Mar 08, 2018
International Women's Day 2018: Years before #MeToo, Urdu feminist poet Kishwar Naheed spoke about oppressionWe often look to the West when we think of feminist thinkers and writers, but Kishwar Naheed's work shows that writers from the subcontinent, too, were challenging the patriarchy | #FirstCulture
Mar 02, 2018
On Holi, a look at how Urdu poet Nazeer Banarasi wove the festival of colours into his versesNazeer Banarasi was one of the many Muslim Urdu poets from the 20th century who celebrated Indian festivals like Holi | #FirstCulture
Dec 27, 2017
On Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib's 220th birth anniversary, a discussion about his shayari, writing styleArray
Nov 13, 2017
Remembering Jawaharlal Nehru: Urdu poets saw India's first prime minister as a Christ-like figureContrary to the belief among a few historians that Muslims held Nehru responsible for the Partition and the rioting that followed, a large number of Muslim Urdu poets expressed grief at his death. Almost all the prominent Urdu poets wrote poems praising Nehru and expressing grief at his passing. These poems examine Nehru through their eyes.
Nov 10, 2017
Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao names Urdu second official language of the stateTelangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Thursday announced Urdu as the second official language of the state, said media reports
Nov 01, 2017
Google Doodle commemorates 87th birthday of Urdu author Abdul Qavi DesnaviDesnavi was the head of the Urdu department at the Saifia College in Bhopal, and mentored prominent Urdu writers such as Javed Akhtar and Iqbal Masood.
Oct 18, 2017
Diwali through the words of Nazeer Akbarabadi: Reminder that it's a festival of lights and colour, not a religious affairUrdu poet Nazeer Akbarabadi wrote over a dozen poems on Diwali, with more couplets distributed over a range of poems. In these, he had written about toys and sweets and lights and colour forming an important part of the festivities
Oct 15, 2017
What Will People Say movie review: This Norwegian-Urdu drama is painstakingly craftedWhat Will People Say is a coming-of-age tale that follows a young girl’s tumultuous life as she tries to survive in a world rife with cultural clashes.
Sep 23, 2017
Urdu gets a shot in the arm with Design Fabric's latest project, The Urdu ExhibitDesign Fabric's The Urdu Exhibit traces the origins of the Urdu language, and the painstaking efforts by various artists to keep its legacy alive