Urdu to English (Idioms and vocabulary)

Posted on 29. Jul, 2014 by in Uncategorized

English Translation/English Idiom Urdu Idioms
To be strong.  مضبوط ہونا ۔
There are none poor but such whom God hates. دُنیا میں غریب صرف وہی ہے جن سے اللہ نفرت کرے ۔
There are more ways to do a thing. کسی کام کو کرنے کا صرف ایک ہی طریقہ نہیں ہوتا ! ۔
Don’t put yourself at loss for someone else’s profit. دوسرے کے فائدے کے لئے اپنا نقصان مت کرو ! ۔
There are no excuses in friendship and a fight. دوستی اور لڑائی میں بہانہ نہیں چلتا ۔
To show interest. دلچسپی ظاہر کرنا ۔
Shadow under a lamp (The nearer the church, the farther from God). چراغ تلے اندھیرا ۔
To respect. احترام کرنا ۔
It’s always the right time to do good. نیکی کرنے کے لئے ہر وقت موزوں ہے ۔
To admit defeat (To throw in the towel) شکست تسلیم کرنا ۔
Neither Fish nor Fowl. آدھا تیتر آدھا بٹیر ! ۔
Unorganized بے ترتیب ۔
Only others can teach you wisdom (No one is wise by himslef) عقل دوسرے ہی سکھاتے ہیں ۔
To hide facts حقائق چپھانا
Hidden Enemy (Sbake in the grass). دشمن ہوا چھپا
To get drenched پورا گیلا ہونا ۔
Time reveals everything. وقت پر سب کچھ معلوم ہو جاتا ہے ۔
Feeling of responsibility احساس ذمہ داری ۔
Everyone’s gotta eat پیٹ سب کا ہے ۔
The lion and the mouse شیر اور چوہا ۔
Things are not what they seem دنیا ظاہر پرست ہے ۔
To live within means (Cut your coat according to your cloth) جتنی چادر دیکھو اتنے پاوءں پھیلاوء ۔
Keep the door shut دروازہ بند رکھنا ۔
To leave when in need مصیبت میں ساتھ چھوڑ دینا ۔
Virtue serves as an anchor انسان کے لیے نیکی جیسے جہاز کے لیے لنگر ! ۔
To think سوچنا ۔
It’s not a crime to be rich دولت مند ہونا کوئی جرم نہیں ۔
Through newspaper اخبارکے ذریعے ۔

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

Posted on 28. Jul, 2014 by in Uncategorized

 

Image of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan from Wikipedia.com

Image of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan from Wikipedia.com

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was born on October 17, 1817 at Delhi. He was a Muslim educator, jurist, and author, founder of the Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College at Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. His father, who received an allowance from the Mughal administration, became something of a religious recluse; his maternal grandfather had twice served as prime minister of the Mughal emperor of his time and had also held positions of trust under the East India Company. Sir Syed’s brother established one of the first printing presses at Delhi and started one of the earliest newspapers in Urdu.
Sir Syed was born at a time when the continued existence of Muslims in the Sub-continent as a separate entity was in serious jeopardy. For nearly half a century he struggled against the apathy and despondency that had settled upon the Muslims in the wake of their defeat in the War of Independence of 1857. He finally took them out of the abyss, gave them a national identity, enthused them with hope, brought clarity to their perception and thought and put them on the road to progress and freedom.
In 1875 he founded the Muhammadan Anglo Oriental College at Aligarh aimed at creating a confluence of traditional learning and modem sciences. It was raised to the status of Muslim University in 1920.
Sir Syed was nominated as Member Imperial Legislative Council in 1878 and re-nominated in 1881 but he resigned in 1883. He was a Member Education Commission in 1882 but resigned because of differences between him and the Chairman Dr. W. W Hunter.In 1886 he founded the “Muhammadan Education Congress’, but later named it ‘Conference’ (to avoid confusion with the Indian National Congress), to carry the message of Aligarh to all parts of the country and remained its Secretary till 1897 .
An ardent champion of a progressive and dynamic approach to education he was the first Muslim leader who perceived that the Muslims of India were a separate nation and must not be absorbed by Hindus in a United India. He made the prophetic declaration in 1867 “I am convinced that both the nations will not willingly cooperate in anything. Their mutual hostility will increase immensely in future. He who lives will see”.
He thus laid the first brick on which the edifice of Pakistan was raised.
He is author of a number of famous essays and books namely’ Aasaar- us-Sanadid’, , Asbab-e-Baghawat-e-Hind’, ‘Loyal Muhammadans of India’, ‘Risala Tahqeeq-e-Lafze Nassara’, ‘Tabayyun-ul-Kalam’, ‘Strictures upon the present educational system in India’, ‘Series of Essays on the Life of Muhammad’, ‘Review on Hunter’s Indian Musalmans’, ‘On the Present State of Indian Politics’, ‘Musalmanon Ki Kismat Ka Faisala’, ‘Sirat-e-Faridia’.
Sir Syed had started working on a commentary on the Holy Quran. He wrote 7 volumes when he fell ill in 1898 and did not live long enough to complete it. He died in 1898 and was buried at Aligarh, India.

National Fruit of Pakistan

Posted on 27. Jul, 2014 by in Uncategorized

image by Parshotam Lal Tandon on Flickr.com

image by Parshotam Lal Tandon on Flickr.com

Mango is the national fruit of Pakistan and very rightly so. Any summer in the Indo-Pak sub continent can never be complete without having Mango parties. The fruit is enjoyed by all regardless of the time of day. From mango juice or smoothies in the morning to Mango shakes in the afternoon and then as a dessert, this delicious fruit has everyone wrapped up in its taste. The Mango is a fleshy stone fruit belonging to the genus Mangifera, consisting of numerous tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plantfamily Anacardiaceae. The mango is native to the Indian subcontinent from where it spread all over the world. It is one of the most cultivated fruits of the tropical world.

The ripe fruit varies in size and color. Cultivars are variously yellow, orange, red or green, and carry a single flat, oblong pit that can be fibrous or hairy on the surface, and which does not separate easily from the pulp. Ripe, unpeeled mangoes give off a distinctive resinous, sweet smell. The taste of mango fruit could be described as combination of a nectarine, a pineapple and an orange. Inside the pit there is a thin lining covering a single seed. The seed contains the plant embryo.

The varietal nomenclature is so much confusing that one variety carries many names at various places and some cases on name is applied to several varieties. Here are some of the local varieties of the fruit that belong to distinct areas and have a special taste and look that separates it from the rest.

  • LANGRA
  • AMAN DUSEHRI
  • ALPHANSO
  • SAMMAR BAHISHT
  • FAJRI KALAN
  • MUHAMMADWALA
  • CHAUNSA
  • RATAUL(ANWAR)
  • SINDHRI
  • BANGANPALI
  • NEELUM

The province of Sindh in Pakistan boasts of the best quality Mangoes due to its hot climate that is necessary for the fruit to grow. Sindhi Mangoes are exported through out the region and recently Pakistani Mangoes have even hit the US markets.