My great-grandfather Agha Shair Qizilbash (my mother’s paternal grandfather) was a prominent Urdu poet of the later classical era in Delhi and a desciple of Dagh Dehlavi. He was born in Delhi on March 5, 1871 and died on March 12, 1940. He was the first Urdu poet to do a poetic translation of theContinue reading Urdu Poetic Translation of Surat Fatiha
Do you want to start an Urdu book club? Sharing resources on how to get Urdu books to read and tips on how to plan, logistics, flow etc.Continue reading Urdu Book Club: How to Start One Yourself
The world of Princeland comes alive through a fun Urdu cartoons series for children: Prince Adventures! Watch the epic battle as Prince keeps boredom away!Continue reading Prince Adventures: New Fun Urdu Cartoon Series for Children
All the details about our live Urdu story time that happens every Saturday via Facebook live videos at 9.30 am MST, 11.30 am EST and 8.30 pm in Pakistan!Continue reading Urdu Story Time: Join Us Every Saturday to Share the Joy of Urdu!
Sharing a fun activity to make Urdu alphabet puppets. These can be used as you arrange Urdu story time for children at home or in the classroom. Continue reading Urdu Alphabet Puppets
Let’s do a Bajang Amad review, a hilarious Urdu book by Colonel Muhammad Khan set in the second World War that has wit, depth and a lot of history!Continue reading Bajang Amad Review: A Hilarious and Thought-Provoking Urdu Book About the Life of a Soldier
Dhobi Aaya is a beloved Urdu poem for kids. Enjoy the poem along with an engaging crafting activity for your children to make the learning fun!Continue reading Dhobi Aaya: Enjoy this Beloved Urdu Poem Along with a Fun Activity
A fun Urdu poem for children that I used to sing at school as a child myself and now love it when my children sing it with me.Continue reading Urdu Poems for Kids: Kis Ne Banaya Machli Ko
Honouring a living legend, Mustansar Hussain Tarar, by sharing his favorite pieces of writing and celebrating his birthday in Calgary.
Continue reading Mustansar Hussain Tarar: Celebrating the Birthday of a Living Legend
Some simple ideas of how to keep Urdu as part of your celebrations by creating party favours with Urdu included in them to show your love for the language.Continue reading Party Favours with Urdu: Keeping Urdu in Our Celebrations