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Here’s how to wish your friends a ‘Happy Friendship Day’ in 10 Indian languages

  • Best friends need no specific words and phrases to convey their love but if you have friends scattered in different states of India, here’s your guide to wish them a ‘Happy Friendship Day’ this year in their native language
Here’s how you can wish your friends ‘Happy Friendship Day’ in different Indian languages(Photo by Duy Pham on Unsplash)
Here’s how you can wish your friends ‘Happy Friendship Day’ in different Indian languages(Photo by Duy Pham on Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 01, 2021 09:22 AM IST
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By Zarafshan Shiraz

Mirza Ghalib 223rd birth anniversary: 20 couplets by the Mughal era Urdu poet that capture the pathos of love

Mirza Ghalib 223rd birth anniversary: Remembering the legendary Urdu poet and the epitome of Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb with these 20 couplets that are sure to add all the missing romance to your love life and are also the best life coach
Mirza Ghalib 223rd birth anniversary: 20 couplets by the Mughal era Urdu poet that capture the pathos of love
Mirza Ghalib 223rd birth anniversary: 20 couplets by the Mughal era Urdu poet that capture the pathos of love
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 12:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz

HT reviewer Maaz Bin Bilal picks his best reads of 2020

The shutting down of dissent: A classic that comments on reactions to the epidemic, novels that reveal the paranoia against Muslim minorities, and a volume that interrogates the idea of Hindustan
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 05:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

With love from Banaras

Brunch date with Chef Vikas Khanna and actor Neena Gupta: “If a film has no objective, it won’t work!”On the eve of the release of their movie with a message, the chef/filmmaker and acclaimed actor get talking
Chef Vikas Khanna was the director, writer, spotboy, art director and even helped the child actors help memorise their lines on the sets of The Last Color
Chef Vikas Khanna was the director, writer, spotboy, art director and even helped the child actors help memorise their lines on the sets of The Last Color
Published on Dec 13, 2020 08:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang

Roundabout: Love beneath the gentle shade of the chameli

Poet and anthologist Abhay K celebrates love with the unmistakable touch of the subcontinent in a new anthology of great Indian poems
Poet and anthologist Abhay K.(Sourced)
Poet and anthologist Abhay K.(Sourced)
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 12:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Nirupama Dutt

Roundabout: Pyaasa revisited on Sahir Ludhianvi’s death anniversary in his Centenary year

This 1957 film was inspired by the poetry of Sahir and Guru Dutt wove around it the theme of social injustice and the poignant though unspoken love of the poet and the prostitute, which rises above the prejudices of the class-torn social order
A still from Pyaasa with Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman.(Sourced)
A still from Pyaasa with Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman.(Sourced)
Published on Oct 24, 2020 10:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Nirupama Dutt

Roundabout: Portrait of a village in Punjab before the sundown of Partition

Chandigarh-based writer, psychologist and activist Ranjit Powar’s debut novel Dusk over the Mustard Fields captures the composite culture of undivided Punjab, which, however, is not without its class, caste, communal and gender inequities
Author Ranjit Powar.(Courtesy: Author’s own)
Author Ranjit Powar.(Courtesy: Author’s own)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 09:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Nirupama Dutt

Translate worksheets before sending them to students, DoE tells Urdu medium schools

A senior official at the directorate, requesting anonymity, confirmed that they issued the order after taking cognisance of a Hindustan Times report, that said students and teachers of least 20 Urdu medium government schools in Delhi were struggling without online study material or worksheets in the language.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 11:40 AM IST
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Hinduustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar

Srinagar based govt school teacher selected for National Teachers Award 2020

The government school teacher, Sultana, originally from Nowshera area of Srinagar, is posted at Government Primary School Danger Pora, Tailbal Srinagar.
Roohi Sultana, primary school teacher selected for National Teachers Award.(ANI)
Roohi Sultana, primary school teacher selected for National Teachers Award.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 05:26 PM IST
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Srinagar | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Interview: Urdu scholar and critic, Gopi Chand Narang

The venerable 89-year-old literary theorist on his early memories of growing up in Balochistan, arriving in Delhi after Partition, on the poetry of Ghalib and Mir, and on his lifelong association with Urdu
Urdu scholar and literary theorist Gopi Chand Narang.(Courtesy Gopi Chand Narang)
Urdu scholar and literary theorist Gopi Chand Narang.(Courtesy Gopi Chand Narang)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 04:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Nawaid Anjum

Happy Birthday Gulzar: The wordsmith who continues to enthrall through soulful poems, stirring couplets and more

Gulzar believes that writing is a full-time job and draws much of his inspiration from the Space. Having spent over 5 decades writing in various forms in the Hindi film industry, publishing books and directing movies, it is the power of his pen that continues to keep everyone mesmerised.
Sampooran Singh Kalra, or Gulzar Deenvi (after his birthplace Dina, now in Pakistan) was born on August 18, 1934.(Inhouse image)
Sampooran Singh Kalra, or Gulzar Deenvi (after his birthplace Dina, now in Pakistan) was born on August 18, 1934.(Inhouse image)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 06:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma

Remembering Rahat Indori: The People’s Poet

The Urdu doyen was the voice of the common man and he spoke fiercely for everything he believed in.
Urdu poetry was never as big on Indore’s cultural scene but Rahat Indori changed that.(Tanveer Farooqui)
Urdu poetry was never as big on Indore’s cultural scene but Rahat Indori changed that.(Tanveer Farooqui)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 10:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Swanand Kirkire

Delhiwale: Poetry, in the time of job loss

Mr Hussain is fond of Mirza Ghalib, Faiz Ahmad Faiz (in fact, he is holding a copy of Faiz’s verses right now), Gulzar and many others including Rahat Indori, who died a few days back
(Mayank Austen Soofi)
(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 05:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi

Review: Poetry of Belonging: Muslim Imaginings of India 1850-1950 by Ali Khan Mahmudabad

A book that is as much a scholarly read on the 19th century, as it is an oblique critique of the present
Poetry in stone: Fatehpur Sikri through a jali.(Corbis via Getty Images)
Poetry in stone: Fatehpur Sikri through a jali.(Corbis via Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 03:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Lamat R Hasan

UK’s Covid-19 strategy hit by lack of advice translation

Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi are among major languages the UK government translates official communication, but translation services have not been able to keep up with frequent virus-related updates. Some key advice is only available in English.
The group said that so far it had translated UK-wide guidance into over 60 languages, which have been accessed by people nearly 60,000 times.(Doctors of the World UK)
The group said that so far it had translated UK-wide guidance into over 60 languages, which have been accessed by people nearly 60,000 times.(Doctors of the World UK)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 04:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Roundabout: My Other Half – Telling tales of the storyteller from Sialkot

Urdu fiction writer Joginder Paul (1025-2016) gave a sensitive pen to Partition with memorable fiction such as Dera Baba Nanak and Sleepwalkers. His wife Krishna looks back at the man as she turns 90
Joiginder Paul with Krishna Paul together in their life’s journey.
Joiginder Paul with Krishna Paul together in their life’s journey.
Updated on Jul 04, 2020 11:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Nirupama Dutt

With Covid-19 lockdown, poetry flowers virtually in Valley

Thanks to organisations promoting art and culture, online poetry sessions have become a part of life in J&K
Poets across the Valley have now been given a virtual platform to express their creativity.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Poets across the Valley have now been given a virtual platform to express their creativity.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jun 03, 2020 01:15 AM IST
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By Mir Ehsan

‘They have brought their bodies and plugged them in; they will go to die there - where there is life’: Gulzar

In his latest poem, Gulzar pens a hauntingly beautiful and riveting tribute to the migrant workers and the crisis that they’re going through during lockdown in India amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Gulzar pens riveting account of the migrant worker crisis in this poem.(File Photo)
Gulzar pens riveting account of the migrant worker crisis in this poem.(File Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2020 01:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma

I get guilt pangs when I see hardships around: Danish Husain

The actor-director says that he is fortunate to be with his sister in USA during these trying times.
Danish Husain is stuck in USA with his sister currently, but he is not complaining.
Danish Husain is stuck in USA with his sister currently, but he is not complaining.
Updated on May 02, 2020 09:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sanskrita Bharadwaj

Covid-19 outbreak: Parents of Iranian students at PU tell them to stay put

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Published on Mar 19, 2020 02:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Dar Ovais, Chandigarh

Keeping humour alive in time of corona alarm, the Punjabi way

Not surprisingly, the coronavirus anxiety has now been weaved into a Punjabi boli (two-line lyric) to which bhangra is performed with joie de vivre.
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Published on Mar 14, 2020 10:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Nirupama Dutt, Chandigarh

A tale of the many-spirited

A group of young artistes speak about their experience of making a short film on the Muslim queer population
The opening shot of the film
The opening shot of the film
Updated on Feb 27, 2020 04:53 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Sammohinee Ghosh

Muslims learn Sanskrit, Hindus study Urdu in this UP madarsa

A madarsa, Gulshan-e-Baghdad, situated in Rasulpur development block of Wazirganj is not only giving Sanskrit lessons to Muslim students but a large number of Hindu students are also studying here to learn Urdu.
Representative(HT file)
Representative(HT file)
Published on Jan 23, 2020 03:37 PM IST
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Gonda (UP) | By Indo Asian News Service

Sanskrit to replace Urdu on railway signboards in Uttarakhand

 Sanskrit was made the second official language of Uttarakhand in 2010 during the chief ministership of Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, who is now Union HRD Minister.   
Names of railway stations written in Urdu on platform signboards in Uttarakhand will now be written in Sanskrit photo:pradeep gaur/mint
Names of railway stations written in Urdu on platform signboards in Uttarakhand will now be written in Sanskrit photo:pradeep gaur/mint
Published on Jan 20, 2020 06:06 AM IST
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Dehradun | By Press Trust of India

Jab We Met: Faiz Ahmed Faiz and I

I was searching for some tangible memorabilia of my chance meeting with him in the winter of 1982, which would stand scrutiny. That took time, and alas, also ended in failure.
Faiz Ahmad Faiz was one of the most celebrated writers of the Urdu language.(HT File)
Faiz Ahmad Faiz was one of the most celebrated writers of the Urdu language.(HT File)
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 11:45 PM IST
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By Ayaz Memon

Demand soars for books on Faiz Ahmad Faiz in UP

In Kanpur, most of the leading bookshops have already run out of stocks and book stalls in the ongoing Handloom Expo are drawing huge crowds for Faiz books. Read on to know more...
Faiz Ahmad Faiz.(HT file)
Faiz Ahmad Faiz.(HT file)
Published on Jan 12, 2020 01:06 PM IST
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Lucknow | By Indo Asian News Service

Poet of protest, Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Faiz, wrote compellingly on events that shaped the destiny of the subcontinent; he also brought a new internationalism to Urdu poetry
Faiz Ahmad Faiz was an influential Left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most famous poets of Urdu of the subcontinent.(HT Photo)
Faiz Ahmad Faiz was an influential Left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most famous poets of Urdu of the subcontinent.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 08:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rakhshanda Jalil

Celebrating Faiz Ahmad Faiz and the spirit of Hum Dekhenge in today’s times

Zia ul Haq, after a coup against Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in 1977, was ruling Pakistan. He was a religious fundamentalist, ruling the country with an iron-fist.
Faiz Ahmad Faiz, the revolutionary Urdu poet, who wrote, among his other legendary poems,(HT Archives)
Faiz Ahmad Faiz, the revolutionary Urdu poet, who wrote, among his other legendary poems,(HT Archives)
Updated on Jan 04, 2020 04:20 PM IST
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By Javed Akhtar

Mirza Ghalib 222nd birth anniversary: Facts about the legendary Urdu poet

Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, better known by his pen name Ghalib and Asad, was born on December 27, 1797.
In 1850, Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar II bestowed upon Mirza Ghalib the title of Dabir-ul-Mulk, as well as the title Najm-ud-daula.(Wikimedia Commons)
In 1850, Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar II bestowed upon Mirza Ghalib the title of Dabir-ul-Mulk, as well as the title Najm-ud-daula.(Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Dec 27, 2019 06:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Jashn-e-Rekhta: For the love of Urdu, a language that defines a composite culture

Over the last five years, this cultural festival has sought much interest from specifically the younger generation.
For the love of Urdu, a language that defines a composite culture.(rekhta.org)
For the love of Urdu, a language that defines a composite culture.(rekhta.org)
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 12:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Henna Rakheja
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