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Safekeeping Urdu depends on the next generation's zeal to embrace it

Urdu scholars discuss how the revival and preservation of the language depends on the next generation's zeal to embrace it

Published on 15th November 2021
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Actor Mridul Das on playing a terrorist and getting the Punjabi-Urdu accent right for the role

State of Siege: Temple Attack actor Mridul Das is a new face on OTT and it seems like he is here to stay

Published on 16th July 2021
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Now Amazon Alexa can play you Urdu poems and shayari

Listen to over 1,000 shayaris by over 50 different poets

Published on 5th June 2020

NCPA@home: Watch Gulzar reciting Urdu/Hindustani translations of Rabindranath Tagore's poems

A part of its ongoing NCPA@home series, the recitation will be streamed on its YouTube channel on Friday, May 22. 

Published on 20th May 2020
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From interactive installations to Urdu story-telling, the next edition of Arts Lane Festival is set to have it all  

The Kolkata Arts Lane Festival is back, and it is set to be bigger, craftier and more expressive!

Published on 12th December 2019
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From Urdu calligraphy to dim sum making, Art Rickshaw’s Local Craft Tales offers the best curation of workshops    

You can master stencilling and sui mai making under one roof, this weekend 

Published on 3rd September 2019
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Cannes 2018: What you need to know about Lihaaf, the movie based on the controversial story by Ismat Chughtai

The first poster of award-winning director Rahat Kazmi's film, Lihaaf (The Quilt) was released at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival.

Published on 17th May 2018
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Attend this evening of Urdu poetry in Bengaluru

Deewaangi seeks  to revive Urdu poetry

Published on 5th January 2018

Google honours Urdu writer Desnavi with a doodle

Known for his huge contribution towards the enrichment of Urdu language, Abdul Qavi Desnavi was honoured by search engine Google with a doodle on his 87th birth anniversary on Wednesday.
 

Published on 1st November 2017
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Anup Jalota sings Bhagavad Gita verses in Urdu in Pakistan

Bhajan maestro Anup Jalota, who had earlier stated he will never perform in Pakistan, sang verses from the holy Bhagavad Gita in Urdu in that country this week

Published on 26th October 2017

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