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Archive for September, 2014

1947 Partition of India and Urdu Posted by on Sep 30, 2014

1947 Partition of India and Pakistan Urdu Many in the Indo-Pak sub continent still believe that the partition in 1947 between India and Pakistan should not have happened and the greatest damage to Urdu was probably done by the partition itself.  Since then Urdu was branded in India as a foreign language, as a language…

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Hina Khar – Pakistan’s Youngest State Minister Posted by on Sep 28, 2014

Hina Rabbani Khar seems to have it all. She is an important political leader in a country where few women have risen, she belongs to one of the least developed parts of Pakistan but has had access to a privileged education. She is young and exceptionally good looking. she was born to wealth, married a…

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Pleasantries, Household Items & Shopping Phrases in Urdu Posted by on Sep 24, 2014

Casual Pleasantries : English Urdu Transliteration Good Morning Subha Bakher Good Night Shub Bakher Goodbye Khuda hafiz Yes Haan No Nahee Thanks Shukria Excuse me Muaf Kijie Tell Me Bataeeye My name is .. Mera naam hey What is your name? Aap ka naam kiya hey Pleased to meet you Aap se mil kar hushi…

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Dr. Tahirul Qadri – Responsible for a Revolution in Pakistan? Posted by on Sep 22, 2014

The Canada-returned fiery speaking scholar, Dr. Tahirul Qadri, has been creating ripples in Pakistan’s political scene for the last few weeks. A Canadian national since 2005, Qadri returned to Pakistan flexing political muscles against the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, warning that the “revolution” he has been calling for has now become the writing on…

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Hookah Posted by on Sep 16, 2014

The origins of the hookah come from the north western provinces of India along the border of Pakistan in Rajasthan and Gujarat nearly a millennium back. These hookahs were simple, primitive, and rugged in design, usually made from a coconut shell base and tube with a head attached. They were designed to smoke opium and…

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