Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicUrdu

Topic: Urdu

Amravati violence, Delhi pollution, Kangana’s remarks — what Urdu press focussed on this week

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Dabur, Fabindia should have stuck to their ads. Succumbing shows ‘liberal’ India lacks spine

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Tripura, Nawab Malik, demonetisation — what India’s Urdu press focussed on this week

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Mohammad Iqbal, who wrote ‘saare Jahan se achha’, made modernity a dirty word for Muslims

Iqbal’s poetry was not art for art’s sake. He saw himself as a millenarian messenger for the restoration of Islamic supremacy.

Munawwar Rana’s son faked attack on self in a bid to frame false case on his uncles: UP Police

Police also said Munawwar’s son Tabrez Rana wanted to contest the Assembly elections from Tiloi and had planned the attack on himself to get security and media coverage.

Banned Pakistan journalist Hamid Mir apologises & Imran Khan wants all his govt events in Urdu

Our prolific feature about Pakistan’s fascinating politics, economy, society, culture, cricket, fashion and more — stories beyond the routine headlines.

This Urdu newspaper was banned after criticising General Dyer. Here’s what it did next

In ‘Print and the Urdu Public’, Megan Eaton Robb writes about the impact and role of popular Urdu newspaper Madinah and how it pushed back against censorship.

Calcutta changed Ghalib forever — from humiliation and grammar errors to his pension plea

In ‘Ghalib’, Mehr Afshan Farooqi writes that the Calcutta chapter in Ghalib’s life planted the seeds for his prolonged clashes with critics.

No one bigger than Faruqi in Urdu literature, says Dastango Himanshu Bajpai 

Faruqi, credited with restoring Dastangoi, the Urdu art of oral storytelling, passed away Thursday. He was 85.

AIR’s Urdu service, popular in both India and Pakistan, truncated to 3 hours from 18

The AIR Urdu service has a wide listener base in both countries, and it also airs programmes to counter propaganda from Pakistan.

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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