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VOICES

 |  Food Fables  |  11-minute read
Muharram, New Year, Nauroz

How a Nawab humiliated his proud Begum on Nauroz in Rampur

Even today, the Pathans believe that Nawab Hamid Ali Khan became a Shiah to clothe his debauchery with the permissiveness of Shiah customs.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
BJP, Muharram, Durga Puja, Mamata Banerjee

Durga Puja versus Muharram: No, this is not my Calcutta

The original texture of Bengal's biggest social and religious carnival has been given an ugly spin.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Muharram, Jawed Habib, Egg roll video, Durga Puja

Leave Durga Maa alone: An angry Bengali woman hits out at hatemongers

What Pujo will never signify is bigotry and intolerance over egg rolls and salon ads.

LIFE

 |  4-minute read
Shia, Islam, Muharram

Lessons of Karbala, and how Muharram is more than just blood and mourning

Events that took place 14 centuries ago have teachings that are relevant today as well.