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Archive for October, 2015

Urdu Terms related to Travelling Posted by on Oct 30, 2015

I’m looking for .. Mey .. talash kar raha hoon Where is ..? .. kahan hey? How do I get to ..? .. mujhe kahan se mille ga? Can I walk there? Kiya mey vahan tak chal kar ja sakta hoon? Is there a bus? Koy bus mil sakti hey? Is there a train? Koy…

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Mela Chiraghan (Festival of Lights) Posted by on Oct 28, 2015

Mela Chiraghan or Mela Shalamar “Festival of Lights” is a three day annual festival to mark the Urs (death anniversary) of the Punjabi Sufi poet and saint Shah Hussain. Shah Hussain is also known as Madhu Lal Hussain. Shah Hussain is particularly known for his Sufi poetry and his verses in form of short poems are called as Kafis.…

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What to Say or Not to Say in Urdu Posted by on Oct 19, 2015

Urdu language is one of those unique languages that has several words that convey respect while carrying the same meanings as compared to words that are not so polite. In this blog I will highlight some of these words that when used convey respect towards the other person.In Urdu there are three commonly used verbs…

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Use of Naswar (نسوار) or “Snuff” in Pakistan Posted by on Oct 18, 2015

Naswar (نسوار) or “Snuff” is a moist powdered tobacco snuff consumed mostly in Afghanistan and Pakistan but it’s use has spread to other countries and continents as well.  Naswar is kept under the floor of the mouth, under the lower lip, or inside the cheek for extended periods of time (15-30 minutes). There are two…

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