Tag Archives: Muslims

“Earth” . . . . film about the partition of India

Studying this  map, it is pretty amazing to see  how much progress India and to some degree Pakistan has made in the 69 years after partition.  After 300 years, Britain finally left two independent nations of India and Pakistan in … Continue reading

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Baby Taj

Before leaving Aurangabad and the Ellora Caves,   we had more architecture to visit.  Bibi Ka Maqbara  is the main monument of the city of Aurangabad and is an imitation of the Taj Mahal , as you can see in … Continue reading

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The Muslims I Know!

Brave Muslims from Google Public Domain This Muslim man is very brave to be on the internet. I heard from a  American born teacher  of  Muslim heritage , how she feared coming to school after 9/11.  She was so afraid … Continue reading

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Langar Week in Ludhiana, India

Leaders of four major religions come together at the Friday Mosque to share a meal prepared  as a symbolic coming together to alleviate  world hunger.  Please watch the video which is not in English but worth a look.  After all … Continue reading

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Mr. Modi and the Potties

INDIA’S NEW #1 TACKLES #2 JULY 18, 2014 WORDYMAMMOTH 1 COMMENT A top priority of India’s new government is to end defecating in the open by 2019.  This is very exciting ! This week’s Economist has some of the disturbing … Continue reading

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BBC Partition of India ‘How the Hatred Began’. . . . . .

My blogger friend Sudharsan  at viruvasan.wordpress.com  sent me this amazing BBC video yesterday in response to my post on Wagah Border . The BBC always does such a wonderful job telling historical events and using  primary source film. In this … Continue reading

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A Muslim Ponders Life in Gujarat

According to the website , this is a British, Muslim based charity. I am publishing it as I did the comments from people who disagreed with my assessment of Mr. Modi in past posts.  I believe in a democracy, that … Continue reading

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Egypt in Flames

Coptic Christians holding hands in solidarity and  protection while Egyptian Muslims pray in the streets of Cairo. One of my favorite  memories ,when visiting Egypt years ago, was meeting some Coptic Christians in a 1000 year old farm village.  We … Continue reading

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The Sultan’s Langar

Sultan Ahmed Shah was a pious and generous ruler who founded Ahmedabad in 1411 as the capital city of Gujarat. He introduced the idea of a langar or community kitchen as he decreed that no on in his city should … Continue reading

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