PU, Iran university to hold conference

July 24, 2015

Daily Times — LAHORE: Iran Cultural Centre Lahore Director General Akbar Barkhurdari on Thursday called on Punjab University Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran and discussed issues of mutual interest, including organising of Hamdani Conference and increasing collaboration between PU and Firdausi ۔۔۔

The meaning of meaning discussed

June 17, 2015

Peerzada Salman — KARACHI: There are many tools which can help readers understand the meaning of meaning of texts, but for that readers have to be familiar with those tools along with cultures and traditions that are often used as references by creators of texts. This was the crux of a lecture titled ‘The meaning of meaning’ delivered by noted scholar and poet Prof Sahar Ansari at the Arts Council on Tuesday ۔۔۔

Choice of languages as medium of instructions

May 2, 2015

Two Circles — New Delhi: A lecture on “Inadequacy of Protection of Minorities Languages under the Indian Constitution” was delivered by Advocate-on-Record, Supreme Court of India and member, General Assembly of IOS, Mushtaq Ahmed at the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall on April ۔۔۔

Nizam erred in making Urdu medium of instruction

April 10, 2015

Yunus Y. Lasania — As someone who has seen the last days of the Asaf Jahi rule, the creation of the erstwhile State of Andhra Pradesh, and finally its bifurcation, activist and freedom fighter B. Narsing Rao makes a point when he says that the period from 1938 to 1948 was crucial in the history of then Hyderabad ۔۔۔

Beauty of Urdu resonates in the Sanskrit university

April 1, 2015

Two Circles — Koilandy (Kerala): ‘Lab pe aati hai dua ban ke tamanna teri …’ the famous Urdu poem by Iqbal was heard at a Sanskrit University premises. The beautiful rendition of the poem – actually a prayer – marked the start of an almost lyrical seminar programme ‘Ilm al bayan aur Ilm al kalam’ (Rhetoric & Prosody), the two-day seminar on Urdu Literature at the Sri Sankaracharya Sanskrit University ۔۔۔

Conference: Urdu media needs to evolve

March 19, 2015

Times of India — Hyderabad: The marginalization of the Urdu media is rooted in its inability to look beyond the gambit of Muslims. They are still caught in stereotypes and fail to capture the aspirations of the Muslim community that’s evolving with time and ۔۔۔

MMU becomes first university to offer degrees in Urdu

March 12, 2015

Manchester Metropolitan University — MANCHESTER Metropolitan University has become the first University in the UK to offer students the possibility of studying Urdu to degree level. The new undergraduate courses, which will be available from September 2015, will make MMU the first Higher Education Institution in the UK to offer students the possibility to study Urdu to degree level, and to have Urdu acknowledged in their degree ۔۔۔