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Fighting Hindu Nationalism With Urdu Poetry

As prime minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party continues to encourage an exclusionary Hindu version of Indian nationalism, more liberal-minded Indians (by no means only Muslims) are reading, writing, reciting, and listening — in venues from tea shops to stadiums — to poetry in Urdu, the (to oversimplify) Islamized version of Hindi that has a revered, centuries-old tradition of verse across the subcontinent. — The Guardian
Tags: Art, Narendra Modi, Words, Urdu, Bharatiya Janata Party, 01.11.19

Casbah Robert Piguet: The Ancient City

  In its original meaning, the Arabic word Kasbah (قصبة) meant a citadel, a fortress inside the city. Sometimes they stood inside the city, like the Saladin Casbah in Cairo or the Spanish Alcazaba in the Alhambra complex, and sometimes they were fortresses in the desert, strongholds of protection against raids. In Serbian, Turkish, and Urdu, kasaba means a small provincial town, and in Yem... Read full article: Casbah Robert Piguet: The Ancient City from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magaz...
Tags: Fashion, Cairo, Urdu, Alhambra, KASBAH, Ancient City, Fragrantica Perfumes, Robert Piguet, Saladin Casbah, Yem Read

WhatsApp Wakes up: After lynching incidents, sets off ad campaign to 'spread happiness, not falsehoods'

WhatsApp has finally woken up from its slumber.It has begun a campaign--Khushiyaan baantiye, Afwaahein nahin.If translated from Urdu to English, it says--spread happiness, not falsehoods.After rumours and false propaganda was spread on this platform for long, it has apparently bowed to pressure.Government of India had also asked it to contain the spread of hate and rumours that resulted in incidents of lynchings.The rumours about cow or gangs on the prowl to abduct kids, had led to attacks, lyn...
Tags: Facebook, India, Religion, Social Media, Whatsapp, Propaganda, Hate, Karnataka, Rumours, Urdu, Government of India, Misuse of social media, Lynching, Lynching incidents, Rumour-mongering

Lost in Transliteration

The upcoming New Leaf Book Club theme "Lost in Translation" got me thinking about the importance of transliteration, and I was reminded of this when I came across a striking parallelism of thought between authors widely separated in time: One of my favourite bits of writing is by T.E Lawrence in his Preface to Seven Pillars of Wisdom - I still chuckle when I read the passage. Here's the key extract "Arabic names won't go into English, exactly, for their consonants are not the same as ours, an...
Tags: Books, Reading Recommendations, Mir, Urdu, T E Lawrence, Khushwant Singh, Pinyin, Raza Mir, Urdu Poetry

Why Do I’ve Pain In My Heart Chakra

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Meet Daisy Rockwell.

Trisha Gupta interviews translator Daisy Rockwell for Scroll; there’s some rote stuff (how did you get into it? what about the unequal power differential between English and other languages? do you focus on accuracy or English readability?), but also some interesting details: What do you do about dialect, or idiomatic phrases? Do you try to produce an equivalent in English? This can be a difficult thing to do… I remember in Falling Walls, you have Chetan calling his Bhai Sahib, Ramanand, the Ol...
Tags: India, Uncategorized, Linguistics, Ma, Urdu, Tim Parks, Chetan, Hobson Jobson, Trisha Gupta, Meet Daisy Rockwell, Daisy Rockwell, Bhai Sahib Ramanand, Bhai Sahib, Bhabhi, Ashk Bhisham Sahni, Shrilal Shukla

Making Urdu - Turkish dictionary

Hello. I used tab2opf.exe and mobigen.exe programs to produce an Urdu - Turkish dictionary from a database txt file for my Kindle New Touch. Unfortunately, mobigen.exe or tab2opf.exe programs didn't make appropriate process of transcribing letters of Urdu in mobi format dictionary so that mobi format dictionary identifies letters of Urdu in any text. Could you give me a solution for that problem, please?
Tags: Books, Kindle Developer's Corner, Urdu

Calibre not offering kepubs as "specific format"

I just connected my Huawei M3 tablet to my PC so that I could sideload a book of Urdu poetry onto it via Calibre. The file exists in Calibre in both epub and kepub formats. When I connect my Clara HD, and navigate to "send specific format to main memory" Calibre shows kepub and selectes it as the default option. When I plug my tablet in (it has the Kobo app installed), Calibre does not even show kepub at all, listing only the epub. There are minor formatting issues with the epub, including page ...
Tags: Books, Library Management, Huawei, Urdu

Almost Everything You Need to Know About Kannada Transliteration

Wikipedia says Transliteration is a type of conversion of a text from one script to another that involves swapping letters (thus trans- + liter-) in predictable ways. For Kannada we usually use Latin letters to represent1 Kannada script. Most of the time this conversion is based on phonetic similarity. It sounds simple but not really. There is a lot of confusion as no one learns this formally. Most of us learn by experimenting with phonetic typing or go by intuition. There are others ways to d...
Tags: Travel, Technology, Wikipedia, India, ISO, Unicode, Kolkata, Malayalam, Don, Urdu, IPA, Kannada, OSM, ASCII, Unicode Consortium, Devanagari

Parties, Parsis and Politics in Pakistan

Bomb blasts, the trial of General Musharraf, socialite parties and beer from a Parsi-run brewery are some of the things Indian journalist Meena Menon experienced during her stint in Islamabad. Her book, Reporting Pakistan, highlights the spirit of ordinary people in the face of political tumult. This review of her book is written by Anahita Mukherjee and was first published in Parsiana, a magazine for the Zoroastrian community. That Pakistan produced excellent Irish Cream, beer and flavoured ...
Tags: Books, Life, India, Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, Herald, Mumbai, Islamabad, Hindu, KARACHI, Urdu, Musharraf, Times of India, Ahmadi, Menon, Zia ul Haq

Darvaza Gas Crater: The Door To Hell In The Karakum Desert Of Turkmenistan

Darvaza Gas Crater located in the Karakum Desert of Turkmenistan, is one of the most unusual geological features one can visit in the world. The formation may have started burning as early as 1971.  A decision was then made by Soviet scientists, to burn off poisonous methane gas, that had been discovered at the site. Unwittingly, they instead created, one of the most unique tourist destinations in the world. It is our 9th stop in the travel series A World Far And Away. The Darvaza Gas Crate...
Tags: Travel, Asia, National Geographic Channel, Travel Blogs, Turkmenistan, Urdu, Ashgabat, Derweze, Saparmurat Niyazov, George Kourounis, Karakum Desert, Darvaza, Karakum Desert of Turkmenistan, Darvaza Gas Crater, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamendow, Gurbanguly BerdimuhamedowPresident

Writing, Translation, and Morality.

Arundhati Roy’s “What is the Morally Appropriate Language in Which to Think and Write?” is very long (I confess to skipping some of the bits that go into detail about her novels, which I haven’t read), but makes a lot of interesting points. Here’s a good passage on her second novel: Twenty years after the publication of The God of Small Things, I finished writing my second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Perhaps I shouldn’t say this, but if a novel can have an enemy, then the enemy of ...
Tags: India, Uncategorized, Linguistics, Arundhati Roy, Delhi, Frank Wynne, Irish Times, Ministry, Urdu, Adam, Wynne, Peter Sellers, North India, East India company, Mughal Empire, Bahadur Shah Zafar

Teaching Faculty Vacancy in MANUU Hyderabad 2018

 Faculty and Non-Teaching Vacancy in MANUU Hyderabad Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), a central university at Hyderabad, Telangana  invites application for the following Faculty and Non-Teaching sarkari naukri vacancy positions in the university (Employment Notification No.50-51/2018) : Vacancies : Employment Notice No. 50/2018Professor : 08 postsAssociate Professor :... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)...
Tags: Jobs, Library, University, Instructor, Director, Hyderabad, Professor, Assistant, Technical, Urdu, Faculty, Jr. Engineer, Laboratory, IT(Computer, MANUU Hyderabad, MANUU

How-to Write a Summary

By now, in case you have published several different varieties of essay responsibilities, you realize that there surely is a certain composition writing procedure that you undoubtedly have to follow. The wrinkles below talk about the entire article writing methods which can aid a man or lady understanding Urdu online and help it become powerful. They don’t acquire adequate time and energy to consider making a excellent composition writing proficiency. Often individuals attempt to reduce article ...
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The Queer Immigrant Documentary ‘Abu’ Offers Cinema as Self-Portrait [New York Indian Film Festival]

Filmmakers are adept at the art of disguise, especially when it comes to their own stories. Sometimes it merely involves a change in name and location – Richard Linklater’s Before Trilogy is premised on the director’s real-world romantic encounter – though sometimes it involves experiences being filtered through a lens of genre. Loneliness tone-poems Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola) and Her (Spike Jonze), for instance, arguably reveal themselves to be companion pieces on the duo’s failed mar...
Tags: New York, Movies, Documentary, India, Features, Jake Gyllenhaal, Pakistan, Ford, Sheffield, Richard Linklater, Khan, Montreal, Michael Sheen, Tom Ford, Spike Jonze, Urdu

Al-Mudawwanah Al-Jāmi’ah: The History and Methodology of the Hadith Encyclopedia

By Shaykh Al-Islam Mufti Taqi ‘Uthmani, translated by Umer Ansari Translator’s Foreword: The following is the first formal introduction to Al-Mudawwanah Al-Jāmi’ah: The Hadith Encyclopedia in the English language. It has been formulated based on the Arabic Muqaddimah penned by Shaykh Mufti Taqī ‘Uthmānī at the beginning of Al-Mudawwanah Al-Jāmi’ah , the Urdu introduction by our esteemed Shaykh that was published in Al-Balagh Urdu Monthly (Nov 2017), and his speech given at “Taqrīb-i Shukr” c...
Tags: London, Religion, Qatar, Pakistan, Dubai, Beirut, Prophet, Kuwait, Ali, Cairo, Riyadh, Ministry, Al Azhar University, Cairo Egypt, KARACHI, Abbas

Ahmed attacked during blasphemy trial

Pakistan (MNN) -- Last Friday morning in Pakistan, Ahmed, a co-laborer for the Gospel, had to appear in court for his blasphemy trial. Preparing for the Worst Leading up to the trial, Ahmed and his advocates were certain he'd face an ambush either while traveling to court or during the hearing. In preparation for a worst-case scenario, Ahmed sent FMI’s Bruce Allen a recording of what could possibly have been his last words to his friend. “He said, ‘All the accusations and charges of blasp...
Tags: Usa, Pakistan, Islam, Jesus, God, Jay, Christ, Ahmed, Peter, Allen, Mission Network News, Urdu, WWL, Amir, Bruce Allen, FMI

Endangered languages to listen to

When we lose a language, we don’t just lose words; we lose a whole perspective. Among 2,500 languages are in danger of becoming extinct according to UNESCO, and some of them are spoken by only 30 people. By the turn of the century, it is estimated that at least 50 percent of the world’s current spoken languages will be extinct. UNESCO uses a set of five categories to define how endangered a language is: Vulnerable Most children speak the language, but it may be restricted to certain domains ...
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Why Studying And Teaching Aqidah is Necessary for the Ulama And Students of Knowledge

By Ḥamzah Wald Maqbūl Sunnism is suffering an identity crisis: other than not self-identifying as a Shī’ite, very few people who identify as Sunnīs can explain what beliefs makes a person a Sunnī. This has left a bleeding wound in people’s conception of Islām, through which infections such as Qādiyānism, Rāfidism, Progressivism, Modernism, and other forms of misguidance cause many well-meaning people great damage to both their faith as well as their worldly existence. Otherworldly concerns of pr...
Tags: Europe, Senate, Religion, Syria, United States, Egypt, Judaism, Pakistan, Islam, God, North America, Yemen, Islamic, Uae, Southern California, University of Washington

Muslim Group Burns Pampers Nappies Claiming Cat On Packages Resemble Prophet's Name

Pampers is facing outrage over a picture on their packaging after a Muslim group alleged they see the word "Mohammed" spelled out in the whiskers of the nappy brand’s cartoon cat mascot. Muslims in India were filmed burning piles of Pampers products and called for a boycott of the brand, reports said Thursday. The lines illustrating the whiskers, nose, mouth and left eye of the smiling feline that appears on each nappy and on the brand’s packaging allegedly closely resembles the Islamic prophet ...
Tags: News, India, Mohammed, Urdu, Muslim Group Burns Pampers Nappies

New Keys for Kids partnership in Pakistan

Pakistan (MNN) – Children’s ministry is booming in the United States. From Vacation Bible Schools to after school programs, people are reaching out to kids with the Gospel. But this is not the case all over the world. Recently Greg Yoder, Executive Director for Keys for Kids Ministries, got an unusual phone call. It was from a pastor who heads up a church planting ministry in Pakistan. However, instead of asking for resources or money to help with his ministry, the pastor simply asked what Ke...
Tags: United States, Pakistan, Christ, Urdu, Word of God, Greg Yoder, Yoder, Keys For Kids, Christ Yoder

MANUU Hyderabad Faculty vacancy 2018

Teaching Faculty Vacancy in MANUU Hyderabad Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), a central university at Hyderabad, Telangana  invites application for the following teacher and faculty  positions in the university (Employment Notification No.47/2018) : Vacancies : Teaching PositionsProfessor : 10 posts in various subjects / disciplines Associate Professor : 14... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)]
Tags: Jobs, University, Teacher, Hyderabad, Professor, Urdu, Faculty, MANUU, Hyderabad Telangana, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Hyderabad Faculty

Why the World Only Has Two Words For Tea (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say "tea" in the world. One is like the English term -- te in Spanish and tee in Afrikaans are two examples. The other is some variation of cha, like chay in Hindi. Both versions come from China. How they spread around the world offers a clear picture of how globalization worked before "globalization" was a term anybody used. The words that sound like "cha" spread across land, along th...
Tags: Silk Road, Asia, Europe, News, China, Taiwan, Urdu, Persia, Saharan Africa, East India company, Fujian, BeauHD

Why the World Only Has Two Words For Tea

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say "tea" in the world. One is like the English term -- te in Spanish and tee in Afrikaans are two examples. The other is some variation of cha, like chay in Hindi. Both versions come from China. How they spread around the world offers a clear picture of how globalization worked before "globalization" was a term anybody used. The words that sound like "cha" spread across land, along th...
Tags: Silk Road, Asia, Europe, China, Tech, Taiwan, Urdu, Persia, Saharan Africa, East India company, Fujian

Taking oath in state language becomes a crime: Oath in Urdu leads to FIR in Aligarh

Perhaps, nowhere a person could be booked for taking oath in a language, let alone the state's official language.But in Uttar Pradesh, taking oath in Urdu can be risky.Years ago legislators were not allowed to participate in Assembly proceedings because they insisted on taking oath in Urdu. A couple of decades later, the situation hasn't changed.An elected councillor (corporator) of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) faced opposition from the BJP when he tried to take oath in Urdu in Aligarh.Further...
Tags: India, Religion, BJP, Up, Urdu, Uttar Pradesh, BSP, Husain, Aligarh, Bahujan Samaj Party BSP, Uttar Pradesh UP, Oath in Urdu, Problem of Urdu in UP, Urdu in UP, Musharraf Husain

10 Songs that Kept Me Believing through 2017 by Mimi Mondal

Welcome to Smugglivus 2017! Throughout this month, we will have guests – authors and bloggers alike – looking back at their favorite reads of 2017, looking forward to events and upcoming books in 2018, and more. Our next Smugglivus guest is Mimi Mondal – writer, poet, editor, essayist – whose essay Characters Are Not A Coloring Book Or, Why the Black Hermione is a Poor Apology for the Ingrained Racism of Harry Potter, we published last year. Please give it up for Mimi! 2017 was a year of holdi...
Tags: Books, New York, India, Narendra Modi, Pink Floyd, United States, Ireland, Harry Potter, Bangladesh, Ira, Mumbai, Kashmir, Che Guevara, South Asia, Hamilton, Indian Ocean

Telangana PSC School Teachers and Assistant recruitment 2017

Telangana PSC  School Teachers and Assistant recruitment Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC), Hyderabad invites online applications    from   qualified   candidates to the recruitment of following sarkari naukri vacancy of School Teachers and School Assistants in the State of Telangana.: Vacancies Advt. No. 56/2017Physical Education Teacher :... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)]
Tags: School, Jobs, Education, Online, Teacher, Hyderabad, Assistant, PSC, Urdu, Telangana, Telangana PSC School Teachers, Telangana State Public Service Commission, School Teachers and School Assistants

Lack of surnames, less casteism among Indian Muslims in South India compared to North

The difference is so striking--so few surnames when I see any list of students in schools in Deccan.Going through any school's annual magazine or list of toppers published in Urdu dailies, the thing that is easily noticeable is that there are hardly any surnames. Most names--the first and second part, are names and you can't infer any caste or biradiri linkage.This is so unlike North India, where 80-90% people have surnames.For example, in Deccan, students' names in schools are like below:K...
Tags: Religion, North, Urdu, South India, North India, Caste, Casteism, Surname, Caste among Indian Muslims, Siddiqui Khan Quraishi Sheikh Ansari Salmani, Time for Northies

The Day My Husband Fell

By Umaima Jafri Preface I am alone in the bedroom with our youngest child late one evening, in the Spring of 2017. If you were to meet our youngest today, you might not guess that he was a late talker, but he was. At two years old, he understood a lot, but his articulated words were few. He answered yes and no to questions, made one-word requests with what vocabulary he had, and loved to make a spitting sound as he stuck his tongue out through his lips, “Pthhhhhh.” He did this in anger, and fo...
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On Hindustani.

Karthik Venkatesh writes about languages and dialects; most of it is standard stuff that’s old hat at the Hattery (the Weinreich quote; the history of standard English, French, and Turkish), but I thought this section was interesting enough to bring to LH: In similar fashion, in the subcontinent, a Sanskritized Hindi and a Persianized Urdu were “created” from the Hindustani base that was the foundation for both languages. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, “Hindi” was willed into existence by...
Tags: India, Uncategorized, Pakistan, Linguistics, Central Park, Urdu, Hattery, Karthik Venkatesh, Weinreich, Maithili Bhojpuri Braj, Persianized Urdu, Amrit Rai