Arts & Culture

These Hindu families fast during Ramzan

Hindus in Rajasthan's border villages observe 'roza'

Tabeenah Anjum, Jaipur   In a rare display of religious amity, several Hindus in villages along the Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan observe ‘roza’ (fast) along with Muslims during the holy month of Ramzan. The practice, prevalent among members of the Meghwal community that follow Rajput saint Pir Pithora, whose shrine is in Pakistan’s Sindh province, is more common in Barmer …

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Cultural Theorist Stuart Hall: Why his idea of Culture & Politics is relevant today

Cultural Theorist Stuart Hall Why his idea of Culture and Politics is relevant today

Compiled by Edit Desk Editorial Note by Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi (Doctoral Researcher at Centre for Culture, Media & Governance): Stuart Hall, a scholar of global fame was an acclaimed cultural theorist, political analyst and a critical thinker of the black origin from Jamaica. In media and cultural studies, he is particularly known for his role in establishing the New …

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Islam is not the Arabisation of religion and culture, indeed.

A friend of mine was flipping through my new issue of Muslim Girl a few nights ago. She came upon a photo shoot entitled, Winterize Your Hijab, which showcases a model wearing different winter knit fabrics as headscarves. She scoffed at the model: She doesnt even look Muslim! Why not? I asked. Because shes white? Akh, here we go again. …

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माता की धरती पर माताओं का अपमान

नारी समाज के प्रति बढती हिंसा और नकारात्मक सोच के लिए ज़िम्मेदार कौन ? [ अब्दुल मोइद अज़हरी ] आज हमारा देश हताशा और निराशा के ऐसे दो राहे पर खड़ा है जिस के आगे खंदक है और पीछे खाई है। महंगाई की मार ने वैसे भी ग़रीबों के जीवन में ज़हर घोल दिया है। ऊपर से बढ़ती बेरोज़गारी एक …

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रक्षा बंधन का उपहार: ‘हर बहन की सुरक्षा’

[ अब्दुल मोइद अज़हरी ] ईश्वर ने जब इस स्रष्टि की रचना की तो इस में बसने वाले प्राणी यानि मनुष्यों को अलग अलग जान जातियों में बनाया। फिर उन से मानव जाति विकास होता रहा। उसे विभिन्न क़बीलो और गिरोहों में भी बाँट दिया ताकि एक दूसरे को पहचान सकें। मानव जाति को रिश्तों और कर्तव्यों की डोरी से …

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The Hollywood bull enters Rumi’s china shop

If Hollywood wants to turn to Rumi, may Rumi’s blessings be on Hollywood. Episode in the life of Rumi, Persian poet and mystic, founder of the Sufi brotherhood of the whirling dervishes [Getty] by Hamid Dabashi Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Imagine Leonardo DiCaprio, say as Jordan Belfort in …

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How Joyfully Muslims of Kerala Celebrate Ramadan!

By Muhammed Abdul Bari, Word For Peace erala, a wonderful state in South India, covered by lush greenery, has a long tradition of Islamic culture and relations with Arabia, which is regarded the birthplace of Islam owing to the social and human activities led by Prophet Muhammed PBUH and his beloved companions. The companions of Prophet travelled to different parts …

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Making sense of the Scalia conspiracy theory

ollowing Justice Antonin Scalias death on February 13, a former criminal investigator for Washington, D.C.s Metropolitan Police Department named William O. Ritchie took to Facebook. My gut tells me there is something fishy going on in Texas, he wrote. With those words, Ritchie helped draw national attention to an emerging conspiracy theory: that Scalia may have been murdered. According to …

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