Culture
Ramzan Fasting enables promotion of spirituality and human excellence

Fasting, during the month of Ramzan, not only serves as annual training for body and soul -- which helps in renewal of life and encourages the spirit of sharing and giving -- it also enables the promotion of spirituality and human excellence.

Sikh children wearing Kirpan denied theme park entry in UK

A Sikh children’s group was denied entry into a UK theme park after an elder accompanying them refused to remove the kirpan, an article of faith for the Sikhs, prompting accusations of religious discrimination

Majestic Alwar City Palace in a state of neglect

In his memoirs Dastan-e-Ghadar, which I have translated from Urdu to English, Zahir Dehlvi — an official in the Mughal court of Bahadur Shah Zafar — paints a beautiful picture of Alwar, its Maharaja and life in the palace as one of his courtiers.

Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Sacrificed His Life to Uphold the Right to Profess one's Religion

Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji (1563-1606), the Fifth Guru of the Sikhs was born on Baisakh Vadi 7, 1620 Bikrimi i.e. April 15, 1563 at Goindwal Sahib, which now falls in the present day Tarn Taran district of Punjab.

Why only Muslims need to be kept in a medieval time warp?

Indeed, as the TTT (Triple Talaq Tamasha) proceeds, the producers of TV news shows are certainly on to a good thing with various worthies of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). Therefore, on any dull news day -- that is when we can’t abuse Kashmiris on prime-time TV or harangue Pakistanis or have a super duper exclusive expose on the opposition chaps all now running for cover -- we can dust off the mullahs and produce them on TV.

'Muslim woman has right to pronounce triple talaq'

"The woman can also negotiate in the nikahnama and include provisions consistent with Islamic law to contractually stipulate that her husband does not resort to triple talaq, she has right to pronounce triple talaq in all forms, and ask for very high 'mehr' amount in case of talaq and impose conditions as are available to her in order to protect her dignity."

Gorakhpur’s history is of infinite stories

Gorakhpur is much in the news, thanks to the new Chief Minister—an object of both derision and confusion—a saffron-clad monk who is now the chief executive of the most populous state in the republic. 

Durga gives everything good luck, health, happiness, beauty, victory and fame, have faith

The Durga Saptashati proclaims: “Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Shakti rupena samsthita”-- The goddess who is in every being as the Supreme Energy.  The Divine Feminine pervades all space and time as the indestructible energy, taking care of the well being of one and all, protecting the world. The stability of any physical system depends on how the overall energy of the system is balanced. Consider, for example, our climate. There are lots of discussions on climate change and global warming.

Despite threats, Pak maestro singer Ghulam Ali performs to packed devotees at Varanasi Sankat Mochan temple

Pakistani music mastero Ghulam Ali couldn't have found a more apt platform to defy bigots. Hounded for months and refused a stage in most parts of India, he finally performed on Tuesday evening in no less a venue than Varanasi's famed Sankat Mochan temple according times of India report. 

Muslims themselves can ban triple talaq, polygamy

Once again the issue of triple talaq and polygamy has surfaced with Shayara Bano, a 35-year-old woman from Uttarakhand, recently filing  a public interest litigation (PIL) (PIL) before the Supreme Court. Women’s groups, Muslim and non-Muslim, are meeting to discuss the strategy to support the Supreme Court’s intervention in getting Muslim women their rights under the Constitution. 

Shiv Sena opposes Pakistani Ghazal virtuoso Ghulam Ali's performance in Varanasi

The proposed performance of Pakistani Ghazal virtuoso Ghulam Ali at Sankat Mochan Temple scheduled on April 26 invited opposition from different saffron outfits in the city. While Hindu Yuva Vahni has already announced that it would not allow Ghulam Ali to perform in Kashi, the Shiv Sena has also come with a poster to oppose the singer.

Paying Obeisance to SRI GURU HAR RAI SAHIB on His 386th birth anniversary

 Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib (1630-1661) the seventh Guru of the Sikh faith was born on January 16, 1630 at Kiratpur Sahib in District Ropar of Punjab. He was the son of Baba Gurditta Ji (1613-1638) and grandson of Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib (1595-1644) the sixth Guru of the Sikh faith. This year his birth anniversary is being celebrated on January 31st and February 1st all over the world.

Padma Vibhushan conferred upon Dalip Kumar

Punjab Khabar Bureau
MUMBAI: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was on Sunday honoured with Padma Vibhushan, the country's second highest civilian award, by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali’s Mumbai, Pune concert canceled under threat from Shive Sena

A day after the Shiv Sena succeeded in cacelling the legendary pakistani singer Ghukam ali,s Mumbai concert, the maestro’s Pune concert, scheduled to be held on October 10 at the city’s Ganesh Kala Krida Manch has also been officially called off. According to Randhir Ranjan Roy, business head and founder of the Mumbai-based Panache Media, the decision to cancel the Pune concert was taken on Wednesday itself with the nixing of the Mumbai one that was to be held on Friday at Shanmukhananda Hall. At any rate, there was faint hope of the Pune concert taking off with the Sena's heating of the political barometer in Mumbai.

Pakistani Qawwal Sabri to take legal action against ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ makers for song "Bhar Do Jholi "

Salman Khan's film 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' was being eagerly anticipated by not only Indians but by countless fans of his as well in Pakistan. However, a controversial matter has arisen over the film's song sung by Adnan Sami Khan "Bhar Do Jholi".