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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Balboa Park BART Station

Oct. 31, 2015
Balboa Park BART Station

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Safwan Shah at NED Alumni Convention 2017 Troy


13th Annual NED Alumni Convention

Amirul Islam speaking at the NED Convention Troy, Michigan.

Friday, September 08, 2017

NED Alumni Convention 2017 Troy-Detroit First Day

There is excitement in the air!  It is hard for these middle-aged men to sit down and listen to the program.  People keep coming in and everyone wants to meet everyone. 
The reception dinner of the NED Alumni Convention 2017 took place at the Troy Community Center.  Saturday proceedings of the 13th international convention will take place at the Detroit Marriott Troy Hotel.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Urdu Department of the Tokyo University

Urdu Department of the Tokyo University

The Urdu Department (now called the Hindi Department) at the Tokyo University is over a century old.  Around fifteen (15) students enter the program every year and go through a four year training in reading, writing, and speaking Urdu/Hindi.  Professor Hiroshi Hagita is the current head of the Urdu Department. 
Both Professor Hiroshi Hagita and Professor Mamiya-komaki Kensaku have spent considerable amount of time in Pakistan and are well-read in Urdu literature.
On January 10, yours truly met with the three Urdu Department professors: Professor Hiroshi Hagita, Professor Mamiya-komaki Kensaku, and Professor Suhail Abbas Khan (from Faisalabad).  Professor Hiroshi Hagita was kind to let this scribe speak to a class of second-year Urdu students.
Most of the students had visited northern India or Pakistan and could do small talk in Urdu.  Yours truly read an excerpt from his latest book 'Ulat Dunya Kee Sair.'

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Thursday, December 22, 2016


Arabic is the official language of terrorism