PHOTO: HINDUSTAN TIMES An Islamabad-based corporate lawyer Syed Mohammad Anwer has been fusing Urdu and Hindi calligraphy together beautifully and has encased the unique form in a coffee table called ‘Samrup Rachna: Apni Boli (Hindi-Urdu)’. Anwer recalls the summer of 1967 when he was a schoolboy wanting to play outdoors, but instead he learned Hindi […]
minglish 2 Across the world people keep switching between two or more languages as and when it suits them. This code switching is significant of multilingual people. It has also been historically the reason why languages keep evolving or in many cases become extinct. In the case of Pakistan, Urdu is the national language but […]
COVER STORY Imagine if we still communicated through sign language like our cave-dwelling ancestors, life would be so different – not to mention difficult. We should be thankful to those who invented easier ways to communicate and we progressed from miming to actual sounds that later developed into words and languages. We may be losing […]
Candidates with multiple language capability are more likely to get the corporate ladder Benefits of multilingualism could include a greater ability to negotiate — because multilingual people can see others’ perspectives more easily — improved capacity to switch between tasks, and a greater focus and ability to set priorities. When Isabelle Allen joined KPMG in […]
Indian Art & Culture
Basant Panchami marks the arrival of spring season in Indian sub-continent; and is celebrated by all but more so by student community.
Diwali – the festival of lights – can not be complete without elaborate arrangements for lighting our places.
Durga Puja and Dussehra are the most popular festivals in India. It is a Hindu festival, which is celebrated all over India.
Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of the important Hindu festivals celebrated throughout India with a great devotion. This day is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Ganesh is the symbol of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. More….