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VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Eid, Iftar party, Iftar, Ramzan

Eid Mubarak: Why I regret never being invited to an iftar

No, it is not about the food alone.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Miswak, Prophet Mohammad, Islam, Ramzan

Cleanliness and godliness: Why Muslims use miswak during Ramzan

Cleanliness is half the faith. But the reason why Muslims use this 'blessed twig' goes beyond physical cleanliness.

Humour

 |  3-minute read
No roohafza in the market, Hindu Muslim unity, India pakistan wagah border trade, Ramadan

Ramzan and Rooh Afza: How the cool sherbet drink could break the ice between India and Pakistan!

A humdard from Pakistan wants to send truck-loads of Rooh Afza to combat a rumoured shortage in India. If this doesn't touch your rooh, we don't know what will!

LIFE

 |  Food Fables  |  1-minute read
Keema samosa, Fasting, Roza, Muslims in India

Iftar and the iconic Qeema Samosa: Celebrating Ramzan in Rampur with the delicacy is one of my fondest childhood memories

There is no other feeling in the world that can match up to the pleasure of breaking your roza with a bite of meaty, sumptuous and delectable Qeema Samosa.

VARIETY

 |  8-minute read
Ramzan, Festivities, Moon, Eid Ul Fitr

Why the confusion over sighting of the moon to celebrate Eid must end

The problem is more acute in India than in any other countries.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Astronomy, Ramzan, Moon sighting, Eid Ul Fitr

It’s time we let astronomical calculations decide exactly when Eid should be

Every year, different parts of India celebrate Eid on different days, because we still depend on the naked sighting of the moon.

LIFE

 |  6-minute read
Ramzan, Health, Grilled food, Kebabs

The joys of eating kebabs

A brief, wondrous history of skewered meat.

LIFE

 |  Hello, Health  |  4-minute read
Fasting, Ramzan, Health, Dates

Dates are not just to break the Ramzan fast — they are a delicious and healthy choice otherwise too

Feast on them.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Interfaith, Food, Iftar, Ramzan

Guess who's coming to (iftar) dinner?

Break bread – and narrow boundaries too. Invite those fasting for Ramzan to relieve their hunger, thirst at an iftar hosted by you.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Ramzan, Home ministry, Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir ceasefire

Modi government's Ramzan ceasefire in J&K is a bold and commendable move

It has been made amply clear that 'security forces reserve the right to retaliate, if attacked'.