Departure of Folklorist & Bangladeshi Poet: Dr. Ashraf Siddiqui

On 19th March 2020, the Internationally acclaimed folklorist and poet Dr. Ashraf Siddiqui passed away at Apollo Hospital.  He was critically ill for over a month. A  secular humanist who enriched 20th century Bangla literature by his writings. In the decade of 1940s, he emerged as a promising young poet. During his career of seven […]

Departure of Syed Meraj Ahmad

A loss of a star in Sufi Skies On intervening night of 11-12th February, 2020 Syed Meraj Ahmad left this world for the heavenly abode. His demise was all of the sudden. He was on the way to Agra from his hometown ( Lakhimpur Kheri) when he felt sick & rushed to hospital. The cause […]

Zalabia to Jalebi: A journey of South Asian Dessert

The 10th century culinary treatise of Abbasid era, Kitab al-Tabikh where more than ninety recipes of sweets has been cited has also mentioned these fritters as Zulaabiyyah.

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