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Learn the most poetic language - Urdu

Experience hosted by Faizan

7 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

- We gather in the morning at a cafe to have Iranian breakfast together (Persia being the base of Urdu, it gives a good start to our conversation)

- Then we ride (with uber) towards Unversity of Pune. (Nowhere better to learn something new)

- We all sit at a quiet place in the beautiful lush gardens of the university and the journey of learning begins.

- The journey of Urdu starts with learning basics of the language: Alphabets (to make you familiar with how they appear), basic vocabulary & grammar. Learning an entirely new language in a day is not possible at all, we take these steps to only get ourselves familiar with the language.

- We begin to learn more about spoken Urdu and how to greet people on a daily basis. (This helps us to get closer to the language & its origin)

- We practice this with each other (to help our non-Hindi speakers because Urdu is quite easier to learn for Hindi speakers than other language speakers.

- Finally, we start to read famous poetries & understand different forms of poetries in Urdu and how to write one.

- I read & explain a few Bollywood songs written in Urdu, we eat our lunch together & that's how we end our beautiful journey.
Other things to note
The idea of this workshop is to have fun &learn the new language. There won't be a classroom type training. This is going to be a poetic experience with interesting stories about the language & poets.
- We gather in the morning at a cafe to have Iranian breakfast together (Persia being the base of Urdu, it gives a good start to our conversation)

- Then we ride (with uber) towards Unversity of Pune. (Nowhere better to learn something new)

- We all sit at a quiet place in the beautiful lush gardens of the university and the journey of learning begins.

- The journey of Urdu starts with learning basics of the lan…

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What's included

  • Food
    Lunch -

    Chicken & Veg Mughlai Starters
    Mughlai Chicken Dum...
  • Drinks
    Irani Chai/Tea
  • Transportation
    Uber ride
  • Equipment
    A printed handbook to follow post workshop.
From $57
/ person
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Meet your host, Faizan

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I am a digital media professional with a decade of experience working with brands and startups. However, with this specific experience, I would teach Urdu that I have learned from school and have mastered after giving several years on studying literature in Urdu, writing and elocuting.

I have worked for several years to gain the vocabulary and mastery over the grammar to be fluent in speaking/writing and performing.

I have been part of several organizations of Urdu, participated in various elocution competitions in Urdu and have written 100s of beautiful couplets to amuse your ears.
I am a digital media professional with a decade of experience working with brands and startups. However, with this specific experience, I would teach Urdu that I have learned from school and have mastered after giving several years on studying literature in Urdu, writing and elocuting.

I have worked for several years to gain the vocabulary and mastery over the grammar to be fluent in speaking/writing and performing.

I have been part of several organizations of Urdu, part…
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Where you'll be

Our breakfast will be at a famous Iranian Cafe - Kohinoor (A little-crowded place but gives a great start early morning)

We will conduct our workshop to learn Urdu sitting in the gardens of the University of Pune, no better place to learn something new.

We will have our lunch at Blue Nile Restaurant, another Iranian restaurant famous for best Mughal dining.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Curiosity to learn

Love for Poetry & Urdu