You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> Top News

Art of abusing, textbook style

DNMUM270686 | 3/4/2013 | Author : Ashutosh Shukla | WC :437 | Mumbai

Chapter in URDU book for class IX says there's no match for the art in Delhi

Mumbai: Our education system has hit a new low. Days after HSC students appearing for their Urdu paper were asked to write a letter to their brother condoling the sudden death of their father, it has come to light that a chapter in the state board's Urdu textbook for Class IX has a paragraph on the 'art of abusing'.
The chapter on Ustad Rasa Dahelvi on page 50 of the Kumar Bharti Urdu textbook glorifies abusing as an 'art'. The text is about a character praising his 'master' for being the best in the 'art of abusing'.
Here's a glimpse at some of the lines from the textbook loosely translated in English. "There is also an art of which there is no equivalent either in Delhi o
Read full story

Copyright restricted. Under license from   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on Top News

City in critical need of albumin
DNMUM329133 | 3/3/2015 12:00:00 AM | Author : Santosh Andhale & Somita Pal | WC :523

Mumbai: Usually found with ease in chemists' shops, lifesaving albumin is in short supply in Mumbai, as 30-year old Suhas Pradhan has noticed. Pradhan is paying fruitless visits to chemists' shops across the city to get albumin injections for his fat
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

All it takes to train 6,000 is the power of two
DNMUM329134 | 3/3/2015 12:00:00 AM | Author : Naziya Alvi Rahman | WC :387

Mumbai: Soon on completing MBA from the reputed Narsee Monjee institute in 2011, Jyotika Bhatia and Vaishali Shah – then aged 22 and 23 –put in all their savings to start an 'entrepreneurship' which has empowered more than 6,000 women by earning them
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

AAP leader wanted me to buy support, says Nikhil Dey
DNMUM329135 | 3/3/2015 12:00:00 AM | Author : Aradhna Wal | WC :332

New Delhi: The furore over the Aam Aadmi Party's impending split has thrown up an unlikely name. Nikhil Dey, the renowned social activist associated with National Campaign for People's Right to Information, was reportedly approached by an AAP leader
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Hitch railway wagons the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corp way, say experts
DNMUM329170 | 3/3/2015 12:00:00 AM | Author : Binoo Nair | WC :751

Mumbai: The railways will require a whopping Rs 8.56 lakh crore between 2015 and 2019 in various sectors to get up and running at full steam.
The big question is: where is the money going to come from? The private sector has not bitten the bullet
Add To LightboxCalculate Price