Rana Safvi

OPEN TO OPINION

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

ART & CULTURE

 |   9-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

I'm a Muslim woman and this triple talaq bill is not what I fought for

At a time when Muslim men are already living in fear, one more law would be added to harass, jail and demonise them.

ART & CULTURE

 |   8-minute read

How a royal wedding erupted into an epic battle of wits between Ghalib and the court poet

Zauq and Ghalib took digs at each other through a sehra penned for a prince’s wedding and the Red Fort reverberated with this clash of titans.

ART & CULTURE

 |   7-minute read

What the Quran reveals about the birth of Jesus

In Islam, Isa is Ruhullah or Spirit of God, but a Prophet.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

In search of haleem in Hyderabad and finding Yemen

It’s most fascinating that in Barkas, tribes with Middle Eastern roots have kept their culture and language intact.

ART & CULTURE

 |   8-minute read

VOICES

 |   3-minute read

Why I'm getting condolence messages over news of Shashi Kapoor's death

I was all of 12 years old when I saw Haseena Maan Jaayegi, my life was never the same again.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

Revealing Delhi's most-loved poet Mirza Ghalib's fondness for meat and mangoes

Of course, the bard would have had a glass of his favourite wine to go with it.

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read