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Archive for December, 2015

Urdu in Crisis Posted by on Dec 28, 2015

Ather Farouqui wrote this note as the General Secretary of the Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu (Hind) to all allies who can help rescue Urdu from the grave quagmire it is currently confined in, branded as a ‘Muslim language’, ‘language of terrorists’, ‘synonymous with Pakistan’, etc., Urdu’s glorious reign seems a thing of the past. Urdu, unlike…

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Pakistani Dresses Posted by on Dec 27, 2015

Even after so many years, Shalwar kameez remains to be the traditional clothing in Pakistani dresses. It is true that our clothing has gone through various innovations and Pakistani dresses today are much different from what they used to be, but fashion only adds a little spice here and a little there to give Pakistani dresses a new look every year. As you move from one province…

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Food Streets of Lahore Posted by on Dec 25, 2015

Lahore is city of live hearted people, always finding an occasion for enjoyment, entertainment and good feast. While parks and other recreational facilities are filled with holiday makers, especially on weekends, the eateries are seldom found vacant throughout the weekdays. The traditional food of Lahore is found in the Walled City of Lahore, while the western and…

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Urdu-Sanskrit Culture in India Posted by on Dec 24, 2015

India is broadly a country of immigrants, which explains its tremendous diversity.  The question now arises is whether these immigrants who came into India have all preserved their original different identities, or a common culture has emerged by their intermingling? Despite all our diversities, a common culture has emerged in India which may broadly be called…

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10 Most Popular Urdu Posts of 2015 (Part 2/2) Posted by on Dec 23, 2015

Here are the Top 5 Most Popular Urdu Posts of 2015: 5. Pakistan’s Music Instruments Pakistanis enjoy a variety of music from local Sufi folk to modern Rock even Rap. Most famous singers have their own unique style that captivates their audiences. A variety of music instruments are used in producing music in Pakistan. These instruments…

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