Writing from the Heart

What a Lovely Review on my book “Delhi by Heart” published¬† in South Asia Magazine! By Tariq Bashir Delhi by Heart is a passionate…

Students at the Old Delhi School

Students at the Old Delhi School, originally uploaded by Jahane Rumi. This photograph captured in March 2011 happens to be the most viewed picture…

A red card for the Secular Indian Muslim

I am posting a brilliant piece (published by Indian Express) by my dear friend Rakhshanda Jalil – she is a bold yet sensitive writer…

Delhi and Lahore – globalised fads and trends

This piece of mine appeared in the Hindustan Times yesterday. An accidental piece it was, written on the request of a friend during my…

We shall overcome the trap of violence

As clouds of war hover in the skies of Lahore, I am missing Delhi and lamenting the relatively difficult venture to visit the city.…

Raza Rumi was in Delhi

A budding writer from Lahore visits the city of his beloved author. I was [pleasantly -why lie] surprised this morning to discover a story…

Journeying into mysticism (noted as one the best articles of 2007)

Indian Muslims Blog is now two years old. The IM team have compiled the best articles published at the blog in 2007. Shameless as…

Shoaib Akhtar in Delhi

This photo was published by the Daily Times with the caption New cap for Pakistan? with the following text: Shoaib Akhtar light-heartedly wears the…

Dating in Pakistan (rambling on the Valentine’s Day)

Mayank Austen Soofi in Delhi is an interesting character. A good writer and a prolific blogger, he is also fascinated by Pakistan. One of…

Women Sufis of Delhi

One of my favourite verses of the Quran is Surah Al Azhab which makes it clear that spiritual blessings are intended for both righteous…

Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya-The Sultan of Hearts

The Sultan of Hearts Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya contribution by Sadia Dehlvi The 6th of last May marked the 682n AD/703 Hijri death anniversary or…

Delhi-the threshold of Sufis

By Sadia Dehlvi I Love Delhi, for it is the city of my birth and it is my prayer that I may die here,…

Chiragh Delhi

My young friend and spiritual guide of sorts, Salman Chisty, has written about Hazrat Nasiruddin, Chiragh Delhi. While reading the details on his life,…

Pictures from Delhi – Getting to Nizamuddin and Ghalib

My friend ST was in Delhi recently. After returning to Islamabad, he sent me the following pictures of his visits to the great locality…

Dalrymple’s The Last Mughal

I was introduced to William Dalrymple when I read the City of Djinns a decade ago. What struck me was the fluid style of…

Dispatches: Lahore

A friend of mine sent me this piece on Lahore from S. Abbas Raza’s blog. I absolutely love it. Source -> Dispatches: Lahore Lahore…