Blitz was first published in English and then branched out with Hindi, Marathi and Urdu versions. In 1974, Russi's daughter Rita founded the Cine Blitz magazine. In 2005, Times of India brought out a dedicated Mumbai tabloid newspaper Mumbai Mirror which gives prominence to Mumbai-related stories and issues. Tehelka started off as a news portal ...
It is the official national language and lingua franca of Pakistan. In India, Urdu is an Eighth Schedule language whose status, function, and cultural heritage is recognized by the Constitution of India; it has some form of official status in several Indian states. In Nepal, Urdu is a registered regional dialect.
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Urdu Wikipedia (Urdu: اردو ویکیپیڈیا ), started in January 2004, is the Urdu language edition of Wikipedia, a free, open-content encyclopedia. As of 15 July 2021, it has 164,211 articles, 132,116 registered users and 11,337 files, and it is the 50th largest edition of Wikipedia by article count, and ranks 21st in terms of depth among Wikipedias.
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Blitz was a popular investigative weekly tabloid newspaper or newsmagazine published and edited by Russi Karanjia from Bombay. Started in 1941, it was India's first weekly tabloid and focussed on investigative journalism and political news. It was published in English, and with editions in Hindi, Urdu and Marathi languages.
- Russi Karanjia
- English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi
- 1 February 1941
- Mumbai, India
Tabloid: Mumbai: 1985: Sikkim Express: English: Daily: Gangtok, Darjeeling: 1976: Telangana Today: English: Daily: Broadsheet: Hyderabad: 2016: Taasir: Urdu: Daily Broadsheet: Delhi, Patna, Muzaffarpur, Bangalore, Guwahati, Ranchi, Howrah, Gangtok: 2013: Amar Asom: Assamese: 1997: Asomiya Khobor: Assamese: Asomiya Pratidin: Assamese: 1995: Dainik Janambhumi: Assamese: 1972: Dainik Agradoot: Assamese
- Relations to Persian
- Levels of Formality
- Common Words/Phrases in Urdu
- Urdu vs Hindi--What's The difference?
What is today most commonly known as "Urdu" is believed to have been born in the 11th century AD in Lahore and it's surroundings when the Ghaznavid Empire entered the subcontinent and ruled over Punjab, the land of five rivers. Punjab was also known as "Hind" or the land east of the Indus. The Ghaznavids, although racially Central Asian, spoke Persian as their main language. When conquering Punjab or Hind with Lahore as it's capital, they came into contact with the local population who spoke an Indo-Aryan language which began to adopt Persian words into their language. This local language was also the ancestor of modern standard Punjabi. The contacts between Persian and the native language of Punjab began to form a new language and that became known as 'Lashkari Zaban' or language of the battalions. This new language also known as Hindavi became the common language of the locals and the ruling Ghaznavids in the region. By the twelfth century AD, the Ghaznavids pushed further east in...
The letters in Urdu are derived from the Persian/Farsi alphabet, which is derived from the Arabic alphabet. The additional letters that are found in Urdu include ٹ ,ڈ ,ڑ (ṫ, ḋ, ṙ). To make the alphabet more enriched two letters were created for sounds ه (h) and ی (y). By adding these letters to the existing Persian letters the Urdu alphabet became more suitable for the people of Pakistanand North India.
Urdu is written right to left like Farsi (Persian) script. Urdu is also written in the Nasta’ liq style of Persian Calligraphy. Nastaliq style is a cursive script invented by Mīr ʿAlī of Tabrīz, a very famous calligrapher during the Timurid period (1402–1502).
Urdu in its less formalized register has been called a rekhta (ریختہ, ), meaning "rough mixture". The more formal register of Urdu is sometimes called zabān-e-Urdu-e-mo'alla (زبان اردو معلہ [zəbaːn eː ʊrd̪uː eː moəllaː]), the "Language of Camp and Court." In local translation, it is called Lashkari Zabān (لشکری زبان [lʌʃkɜ:i: zɑ:bɑ:n]) meaning "a language of crowds" or "language made up of many languages" or "military language". This can be shortened to Lashkari. The etymology of the word us...
Urdu is supposed to be a well formed language; many of words are used in it to show respect and politeness. This emphasis on politeness, which comes from the vocabulary, is known as Aadab ( Courteous ) and to sometimes as takalluf (Formal) in Urdu. These words are mostly used when addressing elders, or people with whom one is not met yet. Just like French Vous and Tu. Upon studying French and other forms of Language similar formal language construct are present. The whole grammatical layout a...
Two very respected poets who are not only celebrated in the South Asian subcontinent but are famous in many other communities worldwide are Mirza Ghalib and Sir Dr Muhammed Iqbal.
Formal Urdu: Aap tashreef rakhein = Please have a seat Main mu'azzarat chahta/chahti hun = Please excuse me/I apologize Informal Urdu: Aap bethein (You sit) or Tum betho (Sit, more informal) Main maafi chahta/chahti hun= I ask for forgiveness ************* Aap kaisay hein? = How are you? Main theek hun = I am fine Assalam O Alaikum = Peace be upon you (It basically means hello, and it is a common greeting used in Islamic countries or among Muslims in general)
Urdu is a language spoken primarily in Pakistan. Its grammar and sentence structures are similar to Turkish, Persian, Arabic.Hindi is a language spoken primarily in India which is basically an easier version of SanskritReason why Hindi and Urdu speakers are able to have a somewhat easy conversation with each other. Urdu has a majority of its vocabulary words and phrases borrowed from Persian, Turkish and Arabic, languages spoken in Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, many countries of the Middle East and in Afghanistan etc. Urdu's written script is also in the exact alphabets and scripts of Persian-Arabic and Turkish. That is why, they are able to read and write easily in Arabic and Persian. Urdu is the Persianized form of Turkish and Arabic. Name of colors, objects, feelings, animals and more are all different in Urdu and Hindi
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Thiruvananthapuram: The ‘Urdu Wikipedia India’ user community organised an ‘Urdu Wiki’ meet up at Thiruvananthapuram in association with the Wikipedia India Chapter and the Centre for Internet Society Access to Knowledge (CIS A2K), Bangalore, also working for the Wikipedia movement in India.