urdu

-February 22, 2024

The four-day event will witness musical performances, plays and panel discussions

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-February 20, 2024

Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu (Hind) pays homage to Urdu poet Meer Taqi Meer and reflects on Delhi’s colonial past, in the presence of luminaries like Javed Akhtar, Naseeruddin Shah and Willian Dalrymple

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-February 3, 2024

The iconic Urdu Bazaar that once housed bookshops thronged by lovers of the language, is now packed with restaurants selling meat dishes with Urdu missing even from the sign boards

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-December 11, 2023

Drawing a diverse and enthusiastic crowd, the Jashn-e-Rekhta festival played host to over 200 artists, featuring more than 50 engaging sessions and performances

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-November 27, 2023

All India Radio’s Urdu service, once running 24 hours and external services division’s most transmitted broadcast, is slowly dying following lack of fresh production since April 2023 with the slots repeating old Hindi programmes which have become stale

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-July 30, 2023

Emerging from backwaters, Chander Bhan ‘Khayal’ showed patience and endurance to become an Urdu poet of note and win Sahitya Akademi Award

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-February 8, 2023

Farooq Argali, 82, began writing fiction to survive in Delhi and after half a century, collated works of famous writers, poets and litterateurs. A documentary he made on the Bhakti poet Mirabai is available on Amazon Prime. His latest offering — Dilli Nama — recounts the history of the Capital.

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-February 1, 2023

Calligraphers of old Delhi are pursuing their labour of love despite low returns as individuals and organisations help them get that modern edge

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