India  /  Published 01.05.22

Interfaith iftar rules roost

Non-Muslims in Calcutta set precedent  While, Muslims across India have been organising such programmes since 2017, to counter hatred with love, to clear misconceptions related to the community, ...
By Shabina Akhtar in Calcutta

News  /  Published 01.05.22

Presidency University’s Eden Hindu Hostel hosts iftar

The kitchen of Eden Hindu Hostel that has yet to be opened to students ostensibly because of the unavailability of a hostel superintendent  turned into a hub of action on Wednesday. Boarders lik...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

India  /  Published 30.04.22

Diktat to BHU VC: No iftars

Banaras Hindu University vice-chancellor Sudhir Kumar Jain was on Thursday forced to listen to warnings from ABVP members, who had surrounded his campus quarters, not to attend iftar gatherings in fut...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 30.04.22

Food for the soul: Importance of feasts

When Timon of Athens serves his guests with hot water and rage at his feast, he demonstrates what a feast is not. He disrupts the bonds of community, which a feast, or festival, is meant to deepen. He...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 29.04.22

Extending help in Ramzan, the month of giving

A housing society in New Town came forward to help underprivileged families with food provisions in the month of Ramazan. On Sunday, iftaar kits were given out to domestic help employed in the comple...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake


Food  /  Published 27.04.22

An Iftari food trail through Dhaka’s Chowkbazar

As we crawled our way back home in the wee hours of the morning, I had an epiphany — in Dhaka, Benjamin Franklin probably would have to reconsider one of his most famous philosophies because peo...
By Pinaki Bhattacharya

News  /  Published 26.04.22

2000-plus Presidency jail inmates join iftar

The recreational club of Presidency jail was the venue of an iftar on Monday that saw all 2,000-plus inmates come together as an embodiment of shared living within the four walls of a correctional hom...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

Places  /  Published 26.04.22

A stroll down Zakaria Street for some Ramzan feasting

Our last stop was at Dilli 6. A modern-looking shop but nevertheless crowded. I was wondering why Amir has got me here after taking me to some historical places. We settled down on a couple of plastic...
By Zeba Akhtar Ali

News  /  Published 24.04.22

Friendship over iftar at Nimtala mosque

Surrounded by a string of temples, near the Nimtala crematorium on the banks of the Hooghly, stands a 274-year old mosque. The Niyamatullah Ghat Masjid was the venue of an iftar on Saturday. The get...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

India  /  Published 24.04.22

Ministry deletes tweet on army iftar after criticism

On Friday, a group of army veterans had moved the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored probe by a special investigation team into the alleged calls for genocide against Muslims. The petitioners sa...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi


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