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the social sciences, Bollywood and Urdu by Syed Nomanul Haq Syed Nomanul Haq is a former scholar-in-residence at the American Institute of Pakistan Studies and is Advisor of the Social Sciences and Liberal Arts Program at the IBA Karachi.
The lyrical article on open software, in The Hindu, by Rahul De, professor at IIM, Bangalore, (editorial page, Like poetry for software , February 2, 2013) is of interest for several reasons. He compares the work of the great poet, Ghalib, with the
William Shakepeare has inspired many, and his plays till today are a treat to a thespian's imagination. Add a dash of Indian flavour to them, and a delicious recipe both for mind and eyes is ready. In his directorial debut Sharat Katariya, who
It is no joke recreating a classic comedy series to give it the shape of a stage play. It requires a great deal of skill, planning and most of all courage to even entertain the idea. It would be an understatement to suggest that Aangan Terha was one
Rating In Summary He has written two best-selling novels and directed acclaimed movies in the US, but Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla is a stranger to many Kenyans. Kenyans had better take advantage of technology to write what they are most passionate about.
Soon after receiving the Moortidevi Award, Professor Gopi Chand Narang talks to Rakhshanda Jalil on the state of Urdu today, newer ways of making it more accessible, and the perils of politicising culture. Scholar and spokesperson for Urdu, Professor
He is general editor of the Oxford University Press book series, Studies in Islamic Philosophy and recently shared the Waldo Leland Prize of the American Historical Association IN recent years, a new harvest of historical writings has sprouted forth
Now there is peace between me and my Creator Now there is peace between me and my Creator, said my Iranian friend Foroud, quoting Hafez, the grand master of Persian poet...He should not have been here, at a shisha bar in Northern Virginia. I would
Humour thrives in Ghalib's writing Ghazal is a unique oriental poetic form in which each couplet represents a complete mood and is independent of the other. Mir, the most sophisticated of our earlier poets carried the style to perfection within the
Bhupinder Singh with Gulzar and Mitali Singh with Salim Arif Vidya Balan came in dressed in her now trademark sari for the event that saw Gulzar launch the music album based on Ghalib's works. Vidya , who seemed in awe of Gulzaar , said, This album