The Language of Love

The Language of Love

Of all the life’s experiences the most profound one we have, is that of love. Very little needs to be said about what love is to humans, that bittersweet drug, that most of us get a taste of at least once in our lives. What makes love unique though is not just 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...
A Historical Primer on Urdu

A Historical Primer on Urdu

Urdu, spoken by approximately 180 million people worldwide, is often referred to as the sister language of Hindi. Like Hindi, Urdu is studied by those aiming to improve their ability to communicate in Pakistan, Northern India, and places with a significant South Asian...
Learning Nastaliq: A Journey through Time

Learning Nastaliq: A Journey through Time

In this article Neha Tiwari talks about her journey of learning Nastaliq. Learning Urdu is akin to time travel. The learner — otherwise seldom in contact with Urdu-speaking environments — suddenly finds herself transported to the gleeful streets of the...