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If Hindi is a threat to our national and regional languages, what about English?

(Here goes another one of my blogposts published in The Express Tribune Blogs)   Doraemon (a Japanese manga anime dubbed in Hindi) is blamed for the corruption of our children’s own language as we continue to speak a mish-mash of Urdu, English and our respective regional languages. Doraemon has risen as the latest target of criticism. This is… Continue reading If Hindi is a threat to our national and regional languages, what about English?

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We don’t know the Qaumi Tarana Any Better Than Shafqat Amanat Ali!

Sharing my blog published on The Express Tribune Blogs on March 24, 2016.      Cricket matches unite the country and bring out the maximum national fervour Pakistanis can ever muster, especially if it’s an India-Pakistan game. But this time what gave more fodder for the newsfeed than the defeat itself, was Shafqat Amanat Ali’s performance of the qaumi tarana.… Continue reading We don’t know the Qaumi Tarana Any Better Than Shafqat Amanat Ali!

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Hand Embroidery: Reviving a popular creative hobby from the past!

  Crafts, handiworks and handmade goodies, all bring the delightful waft of yesteryears as we remember stories from our grandmothers and mothers. When we think about handmade dresses, gifts and items, we think about the ethnic creations of East and envy it from afar. Perhaps, we even pay an extra buck for the exquisite products… Continue reading Hand Embroidery: Reviving a popular creative hobby from the past!