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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......

Modi cleans Assi Ghat, nominates UP CM, 8 others for Swachh Bharat

Picking up a spade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign in his Lok Sabha constituency removing silt deposited along the banks of the River Ganga in......

How India can win over the Kashmiris

'No amount of economic measures or prosperity in Kashmir will make any dent in the situation there.' 'The average Kashmiri understands the Pakistani game and is unlikely to prefer Pakistan over......

Modi must drain the Kashmiri ulcer

We must repeal AFSPA to begin to heal Kashmir, and to enhance India's moral stature and that of the army, says Ajai Shukla A Kashmiri girl passes by a security personnel standing on guard on a......

The many faces of Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri

Where does the religious preacher and theologian want to take Pakistan? In the mid-90s, I got a chance to meet the then Pakistan Interior Minister, Naseerullah Khan Babar, in Peshawar where......

Tourist trains to connect pilgrim centres

Aiming at boosting domestic tourism, Railways on Tuesday announced several tourist trains connecting pilgrim centres across the country. Special pilgrim circuits like Devi Circuit, Jyotirling......

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......

Veena Malik, husband sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy

Controversy queen Veena Malik has landed in the eye of yet another storm.She, along with the owner of Pakistan's biggest media group, Geo TV, and her actor husband Asad Bashir Khan, has been......

Review: Raja Natwarlal's music grows on you slowly

Since debutant Yuvan Shankar Raja brings in new sounds with this album, he deserves a few hearings, writes Joginder Tuteja. Yuvan Shankar Raja, who has composed for over 100 films down South, makes......

Review: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is all show, no reality

Are you all set for Palak Dikhhla Jaa, asks Raja Sen. It’s not what I expected, that’s for sure. Madhuri Dixit, Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt and various (mostly weak) dancers......

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......

Hermanpreet hat-trick helps India down Malaysia in Johor Cup

Hermanpreet Singh did the star turn with a hat-trick of goals as India enhanced their chances of qualifying for the final of the Under-21 Sultan of Johor Cup with a convincing 4-2 victory over......
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Manoj Kakkar
Q. Your favorite Sufi Singer ??
Manoj Kakkar:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/your-favorite-sufi-singer-/28011031/answers/

Sulekha khuntdar
Q. Which famous musician is believed to have invented the Tabla?
Sulekha Khuntdar:  A. I DON'T KNOW WHAT & TO WHOM CALLED SUFI SINGER BUT KAILAS KHER , NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN ..... HANS RAJ HANS ....... ..... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-famous-musician-is-believed-to-have-invented-the-tabla/27787589/answers/28011049

KHUSHI
Q. What does the term SUFI means ??
KHUSHI:  A. Indian Sufi poet and musician Amir Khusro in the 13th century, more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-does-the-term-sufi-means-/27545002/answers/27787597

Vilas Deshpande
Q. what is the difference between gazal and qawali?
Vilas Deshpande:  A. The Sufi is the person who searches for completion and for the Truth of God. more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-the-difference-between-gazal-and-qawali/27337333/answers/27545017

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

  Web results for Sufis
14 Bands from SAARC Countries and France to Rock Delhi

Delhi is all set to gyrate to the tunes of the musical instruments strung, banged and blown by the various artists from across the subcontinent... ...

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/south-asian-bands-festival-14-bands-saarc-countries-france-rock-delhi-this-weekend-613358
Honey Singh's kind of music has a short shelf life

Roopkumar Rathod talks to Ahmedabad Times about how close he is to Gujarat, his undying passion for music and the love of his life, his wife... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/music/news/Roopkumar-Rathod-Honey-Singhs-kind-of-music-has-a-short-shelf-life/articleshow/45280522.cms
Veena Malik, husband sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy

Controversy queen Veena Malik has landed in the eye of yet another storm.She, along with the owner of Pakistan's biggest media group, Geo TV, and... ...

http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/veena-malik-husband-sentenced-to-26-years-on-jail-for-blasphemy/20141126.htm
Concert

After a brief stint with the mediapersons, singer Aditi Singh Sharma took the stage for the concert in a blue denim, metallic top and ankle-length... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1141126/jsp/bihar/story_19088973.jsp
The sinister plot to abrogate Article 370

After the Election Commission of India announced the poll dates in the flood hit state of Jammu and Kashmir, once again this unfortunate state is... ...

http://www.kashmirtimes.com/newsdet.aspx?q=38813

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