Nauroz Mubarak

Happy Persian New Year to Kianoush and my Iranian readers.

I am an American Now

I guess I can claim to be a real American now since I have got that quintessential American trait: monolingualism. Just kidding. But my language skills are getting worse. Especially in my native language, Urdu. I hadn’t written anything (yes, I mean anything) in Urdu since my college years, now more than a decade in… Continue reading I am an American Now

Categorized as Urdu

More about Urdu Blogging

Sorry about another process post, but there were a few issues that I didn’t get to in my last post about Urdu blogging. Win 98 issues With a default installation of Windows 98 and Internet Explorer 6.0, you cannot see some of the Urdu characters on this weblog. It seems that Tahoma version 2.3 which… Continue reading More about Urdu Blogging

Urdu Blogging and Web

I am using the Tahoma font for writing Urdu. Unicode is the standard character set for such things nowadays and the Arabic script part of it contains characters for Arabic, Persian, Urdu, etc. Some other fonts provide the Arabic characters which are a subset of Urdu ones, but not all Urdu characters.

اردو بلاگ ویب رنگ

میں نے اردو بلاگز کے لۓ ایک ویب رنگ بنایا ہے۔ اس کا مقصد ان تمام بلاگز کی فہرست جمع کرنا ہے جو اردو میں لکھے جاتے ہیں- میرے بلاگ کے دائیں طرف نیچے بھی اس ویب رنگ کا لنک ہے جہاں سے آپ دوسرے اردو بلاگ جا سکتے ہیں۔

No Saudi Visit for Us

Via Brian’s Study Breaks, it seems that the Saudis are doing what they do best. Saudi Arabia is barring visits by Jews after launching a new visa scheme to try to attract more tourists. The Saudi tourism department website said tourist visas would not be issued to Israeli passport holders or Jews. Earlier this month,… Continue reading No Saudi Visit for Us

اگر کبھی میری یاد آۓ

یہ نظم عنبر کے لئے ہے کیونکہ وہ مجھ سے یہ نظم سننا پسند کرتی ہے۔ اسے آپ ابرار الحق کی آواز میں سن سکتے ہیں۔

Categorized as Urdu Post


This is just a test to see if I can make this weblog bilingual with entries in both English and Urdu . Don’t worry this weblog will still be mostly in English. Urdu is my first language but this is my first time typing in Urdu…