Recently, the 225th birth anniversary of Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, the greatest of classical modern Urdu poets, was celebrated in both India and Pakistan on 27 December. For this occasion, electronic and print media paid tribute to the eminent poet through short documentaries and special feature articles. Also, many literary institutions had held events to […] The post Celebrating Ghalib’s 225th Birthday Through Rare Artifacts appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
In large parts of our subcontinent we both speak the same language Hindustani, called Hindi in India and Urdu in Pakistan, though they are almost the same, and culture revolves mainly around language. Urdu is an indigenous (desi) language, unlike Persian and Arabic which are foreign languages. Let me explain this. The verbs in Urdu […] The post Is Pakistan Part Of Arab culture Or Indian culture ? appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Dr Akbar Ahmed will be writing his memoirs for TFT about his eventful life and multiple pursuits. This is the first part of a long series. Editors Perhaps the most peaceful and happiest summer of my life was spent in 1964 in Cambridge. I had just graduated from Birmingham University to join Selwyn College at […] The post Memoir| When I Spent A Glorious Summer At Cambridge University appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.