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Google Doodle pays tribute to Pakistan’s legendary playwright Fatima Surayya Bajia

Commemorating what would’ve been his 88th birthday, Google paid tribute to Pakistan’s legendary playwright  Fatima Surayya Bajia on Saturday. As people opened the world's most famous search engine on Saturday, they were greeted with a doodle dedicated to the legendary playwright who made Pakistan proud around the world. Bajia is said to have written nearly 300 plays, focusing particularly on women, children, history and culture. Born in Indian city of Hyderabad on September 1, 1930. Bajia, along with her family,…

Celebrated Urdu satirist Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi passes away

KARACHI: Acclaimed Urdu satirist and humour writer Mushtaq Ahmad Yousufi passed away in Karachi on Wednesday. He was 94. Yousufi was considered one of the most celebrated satirist and humorist of his time. His famous works include Chiragh Talay, Khakam-ba-dahan, Zarguzasht, Aab-E-gum and Sham-e-Shahr-e-Yaaraan.  Born in a learned family of Jaipur, Rajasthan on 4 September 1923, Yusufi completed his early education in Rajputana and earned B.A. from Agra University while M.A. Philosophy and LL.B from Aligarh Muslim…

I’ve a genuine interest in learning Urdu: Jacqueline Fernandez

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez says she has a keen interest to learn the "beautiful" Urdu language. "I have a genuine interest to learn Urdu, a language that sounds so beautiful. At times, I read something and if I find any word that sounds interesting, I note it down, learn it and try to incorporate it in my conversation. "In fact, once I learn the language, I want to read books in that language... It's a gradual process, but I want to learn everything slowly," Jacqueline told IANS in an interview…