The Remarkable Use of English in India

The Remarkable Use of English in India

In this blog Rakesh Saraf talks about some interesting and amusing usages in Indian English.   When I left India for the first time, I was in my late teens, freshly educated in a Scottish Baptist school, and taught English by Englishmen who were very intolerant...
Comprehending Shakespeare

Comprehending Shakespeare

In this blog Rakesh Saraf talks about reading Shakespeare and why he is still relevant today.   “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,  Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,  To the last syllable of recorded time;   And all our yesterdays have lighted fools ...
Learning — The Magic Potion

Learning — The Magic Potion

In this blog Rakesh Saraf talks about the benefits of continuing learning well into one’s silver years.   I was 67 years old when I looked at my collection of old Urdu literature, with prints from the 1920s onwards, once again in despair. Was I going to the...
Urdu: Made Easy by Zabaan

Urdu: Made Easy by Zabaan

Mr Rakesh Saraf shares his experience of learning Urdu with Zabaan. My father was a scholar in Urdu amongst his other interests in life. When he passed away early in 2009, he left me many books. Amongst them was a veritable treasure trove of Urdu literature, including...