1. Eid-ul-Fitr then and now

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    By M S Hussain   Call it the Tahrir Square effect. When some geriatric mullahs in the port city of Visakhapatnam announced late on Tuesday night that the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr would not be celebrated in Visakhapatnam today, but on Thursday, because they had not sighted the sliver of the...
  2. Eid in the Nizam era

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    By Mohammed SafiullahOnly yesterday we observed the 100th death anniversary of the 6th Nizam of Hyderabad, Mahboob Ali Pasha, Mir Osman Ali Khan, the seventh Nizam was just 25 when he ascended the throne. Eid during the Nizam’s time was a very solemn affair. In fact, a look at the...