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 […]

Late Mir Abdul Aziz Sahab association with Sufi shrines of Kakori

A mid-nineteenth century narrative of oral history Kakori , a small town is located fourteen kilometers north of Lucknow. It came up in the light of world history when the Indian freedom fighters snatched the British treasure by stopping the train at Kakori in 1925. Long before this incident, the place was famous as a […]

Memories of Past: From Ranikhet in lesser Himalayas to Sialkot in Punjab

Story of Sayyad Muhammad Shah Aziz Fatima, a seventy-seven-year-old Urdu speaking lady from Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan recollects her memories from her birthplace at Ranikhet. A beautiful hill town situated in the Kumaon Hills of the Himalayas that is now a part on Uttarakhand, India. Dr. Kazmi, the son of Mrs. Aziz Fatima, a microbiologist is […]

Dr. Zakir Hussain, the third President of India

Dr. Zakir Hussain, the third President of Indian republic (1967-1969), was born on 8 February, 1897 in  Hyderabad, which is presently the capital of Telangana. His father Fida Hussain Khan and mother Nazneen Begum were originally belonged to the small town of Uttar Pradesh known as Qaimgaj . His patriarch who was popular with title […]

A talk with Ziya Us Salam

Story of Delhi based author, columnist & social commentator by Rehan Asad Ziya Us Salam is a prolific author & columnist with an experience of more than twenty four years. He is currently affiliated with Frontline, the Hindu. The Delhi based author has contributed books covering diverse titles from cinematic history to main stream sociopolitical […]


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