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Urdu idioms and their cultural connotations

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AS young boys, my peers and I used to address the elders, especially strangers, as chacha (an Urdu word for uncle) to show respect. Any shopkeeper, hawker or passerby was a chacha. In case of women, we addressed them as khala (Urdu for aunt). Any woman in the neighborhood was our khala. But today the […]

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Pakistan Day celebrations at Lok Virsa


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ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa (National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage) and Ministry of National Heritage and Integration celebrated Pakistan Day with a great fervour and festivity here at Shakaparian. In this regard, a special programme was organised at the Pakistan Monument Museum, where a group of students of local school sang national songs along with […]

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