Aug 9, 2020
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?WHEN THE MUSLIM NAWAB OF MALERKOTLA STOOD UP TO TRY AND SAVE THE YOUNGEST SONS OF GURU GOBIND SINGH Ji MAHARAJ and walked out of the Royal Court in protest? ♦️THIS IS MY INDIA ♦️ISN’T IT YOURS? ?This is what Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj wrote in his Zafarnamah to the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb after […]

Aug 8, 2020
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?Writing in February of 1659 Emperor Aurangzeb said he had learned that “several people have, out of spite and rancour, harassed the Hindu residents of Benares and nearby places, including a group of Brahmins who are in charge of ancient temples there.” ?The Emperor then ordered his officials: “You must see that nobody unlawfully disturbs […]

Aug 7, 2020
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?Now that Ram Temple construction has begun at Ayodhya what do I feel? First ?JAI SIYA RAM? ?For one I must congratulate Narendra Modi and his Govt for fulfilling 2 out of the 3 main promises in their Election Manifesto ?The BJP had said this time when they came to power they would repeal Art […]

Aug 6, 2020
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?WHEN RAJPUTS FOUGHT THE MARATHAS TO PROTECT A MUGHAL PRINCESS? ?And then there is this…from the Mughal Imperial Archives ?Once (the year was 1699) the doli (palanquin) of Princess Nadira Begum (Jahanzeb Begum) wife of Prince Azam (son of Aurangzeb) was on its way from Islampuri (where Aurangzeb was at that time) to Gilgit, escorted […]

Aug 5, 2020
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?THE RAMAYANA IN URDU? ?JAI SIYA RAM ? ♦️More than 300 versions of The Ramayana exist in Urdu; each beautiful and enchanting in its own way…maybe now after the Shila Nyas (Foundation Laying) at Ayodhya we shall soon have Urdu Ram Leela’s again in the tradition of Awadh! ♦️Just discovered this lovely gem by #RakshandaJalil […]

Aug 4, 2020
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?JAI SIYA RAM? ?THE INCREDIBLE #ADHBUTARAMAYANA (Adhbuta; AMAZING) WHERE #SHRI_RAM PRAYS TO #MA_SITA ? ?Ma Sita’s Roopa as #Mahakali when she sees the elder brother of #Raavana #SahastraRaavan render Shri Ram unconscious with an arrow that seemed to pierce his heart! ?From #Valmiki’s own redux version his original work called “Adhbuta Ramayan” Shri Ram takes […]

Aug 3, 2020
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So Sushant Singh Rajput was bullied? Looks like it! If Rhea Chakraborty and her family could bully the boy, the bully-off with the rest of the film industry would have been traumatic (Even though we don’t use bully off in hockey anymore; it’s just a mundane push start) Rhea Chakraborty allegedly seduces him, entraps him, […]

Aug 2, 2020
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WHEN EMPEROR AKBAR ISSUED A DIKTAT “NO HANUMAN/RAM DEVOTEE SHOULD BE HARMED IN THE MUGHAL EMPIRE” ?For the record Emperor Akbar (same guy played by Prithviraj Kapoor in K Asif’s Mughal-e-Azam) had issued a firman that “no devotee of Shri Ram or Hanuman should ever be harmed by anyone in the Empire” (From The Din […]

Aug 1, 2020
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♦️So what’s it like being Mahesh Bhatt? ♦️The man who introduced more newcomers as film stars, as directors, cinematographers, film editors, sound editors, music directors, song writers, screenplay writers, story writers, dialogue writers (I could go on) than the whole of Bollywood put together? ♦️What’s it like being called the vile, noxious, obscene, disgusting and […]

Aug 1, 2020
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♦️In 1582 an order was passed by #EmperorAkbar The Great to translate #The_Mahabharata into Persian. ♦️The Emperor called it “a Gift from God” (all the extremist Maulvis at Akbar’s Court were appalled; they cursed the Emperor and quietened down only after 3 of them were put to death by being crushed underfoot Akbar’s favourite elephant […]