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'The silent majority of Muslims are not Wahhabi'

Based in New Delhi, Sadia Dehlvi is a noted columnist who has written extensively on Islam, Sufism and Muslim-related issues. In this interview with Yoginder Sikand, she talks about the need for......

'Khushwant Singh was the best friend one could have'

'I had once gone to Kashmir with him and his wife. He would talk to the boatmen, the watchmen, at the dargahs he would ask so many questions. He always had a notebook and would write down......

Who will win Karnataka's 'mini Ayodhya' this time?

The vast Udupi-Chikmagalur parliamentary constituency, which belonged to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the years 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2009, slipped out of its hands in 2012. While the Hindu factor......

Rahul kicks off Lok Sabha polls campaign in UP

Formally kicking off his party's campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday paid obeisance at the dargah of renowned sufi saint......

Shiv Sena workers disrupt Pak band's press conference

Shouting anti-Pakistan slogans, dozens of Shiv Sena activists on Tuesday disrupted the press conference of a Sufi music band from that country at the Mumbai Press Club, the police said. Carrying......

Bauls to come under medical insurance

In the first-ever initiative for the 'bauls' of rural Bengal, the folk baladeers now come under medical insurance. To honour and support the cause of 'bauls', whose stringed 'ektara' is unique......

Vote! Bollywood's best sufi songs

In the earliest Bollywood movies, Sufism was represented in the form of qawwali which in turn made its way from dargahs (shrines). Mixing it with pop influences, Hindi movies began using......

Review: Main Tera Hero is total paisa vasool!

Not exactly meant for family audiences, Main Tera Hero is a refreshingly unpretentious, says Paloma Sharma.The first in a long enough list of good news is that at least, for once, it is......

Review: Dhoom 3's soundtrack is engaging

Dhoom Machale is the biggest draw of the Dhoom 3 soundtrack, writes Joginder Tuteja. There are good, though not humungous, expectations from the music of Dhoom 3. While Dhoom and Dhoom 2 had......

Music Review: OUATIM Dobara has some good tunes

Pritam's music in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara are good enough to be played on loop, writes Joginder Tuteja. Songs of the 2010 hit Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai like Pee Loon and Tum......

First Look: Colors new show Gurbani

The Colors TV channel will launch a new serial titled Gurbani. It’s about young girls from Punjab who are enticed into marriage with NRIs by their parents and wait endlessly for their foreign......
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Vilas Deshpande
Q. what is the difference between gazal and qawali?
Vilas Deshpande:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-the-difference-between-gazal-and-qawali/27337333/answers/

jaya
Q. Whats the meaning of " Sayonee '' . Might be a Sufi word ?
Jaya:  A. The roots of Qawwali can be traced back to 8th century Persia (today's Iran and Afghanistan). During the first major migration from Persia, in the...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/whats-the-meaning-of---sayonee--.-might-be-a-sufi-word-/27269434/answers/27337352

Ginger
Q. MUSIC ---What kind of music or any song in particular which rejuvenates your senses?
Ginger:  A. I think its parsi. It means say something more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/music----what-kind-of-music-or-any-song-in-particular-which-/27141692/answers/27269440

subhash
Q. How to control the effects, if someone is found deeply frustrated?
Subhash:  A. Great music, carefully selected, can change my moods, energize me, calm me, improves my mental focus, lift us up spiritually, and helps me to...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/how-to-control-the-effects-if-someone-is-found-deeply-frustr/27084047/answers/27141738

  Web results for Sufis
Surya, Karthi and Sivakumar at Polling Booth Stills

24 suspected militants killed in Pakistan | Cheered by thousands, Modi sets out to file nomination | Assam records brisk polling (Third Lead) |... ...

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Sarathkumar Brand Ambassador For Thalapakatti

Nearly a quarter vote in Chhattisgarh (Second Lead) | Polling in Bihar peaceful (Second Lead) | In a first, scientists regrow auditory nerves in... ...

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NIIT Technologies and Morris Communications win Best Managed ServicesOutsourcing Excellence Award

Peaceful voting in Maharashtra (Second Lead) | Voting begins on sluggish note in Anantnag (Second Lead) | Madhya Pradesh votes for LS, assembly |... ...

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Kamal,Rajini, Ajith Voting Stills

Voting begins on sluggish note in Anantnag (Second Lead) | Madhya Pradesh votes for LS, assembly | Chhattisgarh votes for seven LS seats |... ...

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Musical gala

Performing for a cause, a Pakistani singer and popular Indian Sufi singer mesmerized the audience, reports niveditar Legendary Pakistani singer... ...

http://www.thestatesman.net/news/51042-musical-gala.html

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