Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, after shattering the two pillars of Hindustan, Ibrahim Lodhi and Rana Sanga established the Mughal rule in India (1526).  But initially he did not like Hindustan; this seemed to him a very unromantic place, “there is no ice, cold water, good food, good bread in the markets.” And then, “there is no […]

All Praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and may the Peace and blessings of Allah be upon his Messenger, his family and on all of his companions. Throughout the year Allah (subhAnahu wa ta`Ala) grants His servants with ample opportunities to have their past sins forgiven and to start anew. One of these special […]

For me, there can’t be an Eid without the ravishingly delicious Kheer – the ultimate sweet indulgence. A new twist to this traditional delight will surely bring a smile to your lips and, while the tongue revels in its milky glory, its creamy decadence will keep you entranced and craving for more. Food aficionados like me are […]