Tag Archives: Languages

Jaan hai to jahaan hai – Urdu expressions

There are some expressions that have become part of our language, so much so that very few of us know the origin or even the full couplet where they come from. Muhammad Ramzan Abdul Shakoor has made it easy for … Continue reading

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Whose Urdu is it anyway?

Urdu has an identity crisis in India -is it an Indian language or just a Muslim language? Liberals will claim that it is a secular language and list names of non-Muslim writers and poets who are still counted among the … Continue reading

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Ramadan series: Ramadan vs. Ramzan

Firsts of all, Ramadan vs. Ramzan debate is not the same as Allah Hafiz vs. Khuda Hafiz debate. If anything, usage of the word Ramadan shows the move of Muslims of India from Urdu towards English. First time I saw … Continue reading

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Language Paves The Way To Unity

Languages remain one of the most potent weapons in the fight against bigotry and intolerance Continue reading

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