Rana Safvi

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is the author of 'Where Stones Speak' and other books.

VOICES

 |   6-minute read

On Hazrat Amir Khusrau's urs, the greatest love story ever told

Neither life nor death could separate him from his beloved, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya.

ART & CULTURE

 |   10-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |   10-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |   3-minute read

Brief history of Delhi's Bagh-e-Bedil — and a beloved Afghan poet

[Book excerpt] Abdul Qadir Bedil was considered a Sufi saint by many.

VARIETY

 |   7-minute read

How, led by Mughals, Hindus and Muslims together fought the war of 1857

They battled as a united force against the might of the British Raj.

LIFE

 |   6-minute read

The joys of eating kebabs

A brief, wondrous history of skewered meat.

VARIETY

 |   6-minute read

Why Muslims fast on Ramzan (and how it should be done)

It is also a month of detox, something we otherwise spend a lot of money on.

VOICES

 |   10-minute read

Threats to Sona Mohapatra over 'sufi song' are shameful. What about the music?

Before getting into the controversy, let's understand Sufism, qawwali and sama mehfils.

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read

Red Fort is no orphan. Why must Dalmia Group adopt it?

While it can provide you clean toilets, it can't restore a world-class monument.

POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

Will our Red Fort be called The Dalmia Bharat Red Fort?

To clear prevailing confusion, the corporate group will not be doing any conservation work.