There's no way we are leaving out the goofy Yeh Raat Aur Yeh Doori track in Andaz Apna Apna, which pays hilarious ode to retro night wear in Salman Khan and Aamir Khan's silly night suits and Raveena Tandon and Karisma Kapoor's pastel, frilly gowns. … [Read more...] about Lessons from Bollywood: What to wear in bed!
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The only purpose of an adherent of the Tablighi Jamaat, it seems, was to go on gasht, pray five times a day, and read Fazail-e-Amal. This was reinforced spectacularly when Delhi witnessed anti-Muslim violence in February 2020. More than fifty people were killed in northeast Delhi and hundreds injured. Copies of the Quran were set ablaze. Saffron flags were hoisted atop minarets of half a dozen mosques, and nineteen were either burned down or desecrated. Civil society swung into action. The Jamiat sent a delegation to assess the damage, helped in resuming prayers in many mosques, got the saffron flags removed through well-meaning members of the majority community. The Jamaat-e-Islami provided food packets and helped the displaced return home. The Tabligh members, however, remained occupied with their respective mosques, focusing on internal cleansing to benefit the individual first and the larger Muslim ummah (Muslim community the world over) at a later stage. There was not even … [Read more...] about Excerpt: Inside the Tablighi Jamaat by Ziya Us Salam