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Rediscovering the ancient Indian art of handwriting


September 5th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) In the age of iPads and electronic notebooks, a NGO is promoting the art of writing with the aim of resdiscovering the "great civilizational history" ... Read more...

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Arabic calligraphy expo opens in Dubai


February 18th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS/WAM) An international Arabic calligraphy exhibition has opened here.The 7th Dubai International Exhibition for Arabic Calligraphy was opened Thursday by Federal National Council speaker Mohammed Al Murr. ... Read more...

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Earliest Chinese version of Quran found in China


December 18th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS) An earliest Chinese version of the holy Quran, a handwritten copy completed in 1912, has been found by Muslim culture researchers in China's northwestern Gansu province.This ... Read more...

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China promotes calligraphy as hand-writing gets sloppy


August 28th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) China's primary and secondary schools have been ordered to increase calligraphy classes as widespread use of computer keyboard has made children's handwriting "sloppy", the government said.A ... Read more...

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US aid to restore 16th century mausoleum (With Image)


August 12th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Sunderwala Burj, a 16th century mausoleum here, has been given a makeover by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture with financial support from the ... Read more...

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Aga Khan Trust helps restore 16th century tomb


July 19th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Sunderwala Burj, a 16th century mausoleum adjacent to Mughal emperor Humayun's tomb, has been given a major facelift by the Aga Khan Trust for ... Read more...

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Urdu media modernises, but declining readership a worry


July 4th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Overcoming technical and commercial challenges, Urdu media in India is now trying to re-invent itself as big corporate houses enter the market. But the wider ... Read more...

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Two of M.F. Husain’s works feature in Doha auction


December 1st, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Two artistic interpretations of calligraphy by Maqbool Fida Husain, "Allah" and "Al Qaf", will feature at the Sotheby's "Hurouf: The Art of the World" auction in Doha ... Read more...

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Art Calligraphy on revival in Jammu and Kashmir


May 14th, 2009 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, May 14 (ANI): The art of calligraphy is on a revival mode in Jammu andKashmir, after the State's Academy of Art, Culture and Languages started running courses to facilitate the ... Read more...

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Chennai has 81-year-old handwritten Urdu newspaper


May 5th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, May 5 (ANI): In today's age when one has to just press the delete button on the keyboard, at the office of 'The Musalman', the oldest Urdu daily in the ... Read more...

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National Herald shuts down after 70 years


April 1st, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by admin
By Ranjana Narayan New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The National Herald founded 70 years ago by India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru Tuesday published its last editorial as it "temporarily suspended" operations. The ... Read more...

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