• May 6, 2010

Congratulations to the 2010 HUF Photo Contest Winners

Category 1-   Hindi Urdu Flagship in India

Winner is Sofiya Merchant (2007 Cohort). Photo was taken along the Ganges River in Varanasi India during the Fall 2009 semester.

Category 2-   Hindi Urdu Flagship in Texas

Winner is Sonali Brahmbhatt (2008 Cohort). Photo was taken in Austin, Texas in April 2010 and features Anushri Kushwaha (2009 Cohort).

Category 3 – What is Hindi?/ What is Urdu?

Winner is Chelsea Aldridge (2007 Cohort). The photo was taken in Hyderabad, India in January 2010.

Category 4-    Photography and Literature/ Poetry

– For this category in addition to submitting a photograph the student must submit a poem, verse or literary passage in Hindi or Urdu. The photograph should complement the poem/ literature.
Winner is Leena Warsi (2008 Cohort). The photo was taken in Hyderabad, India by the Chaar Minar in December 2009.  Leena’s accompanying couplet is by Urdu poet Ghalib and her translation is below.

“The world is a garden of children before me
Every night and day there happens a spectacle before me
Though there is no motion in my hands, there is life in my eyes still
Let the (wine) glass and pitcher remain before me”


Congratulations to all of our winners!