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Born in 1735 in Delhi, Nazeer came to Agra and lived in Noori Darwaza locality known for petha making. He was known as ‘Wali Mohammad’ initially but due to attachment with the city , he became popular as Nazeer Akbarabadi as the city of Agra was then known as ‘Akbarabad’. Till he breathed his last, Nazeer lived and loved the city despite not being well off. Religion failed to restrain his pen and what he wrote on Hindu or Muslim festivals and occasions including Holi, Diwali, Shab-e- Barat, as well as the mela (fair) of Agra is popular till date.
Earlier in the day, Modi threw open the India Energy Week that began in southern Goa, calling on global leaders to seize the opportunity offered by India’s fast growing economy
Updated on Feb 07, 2024 08:08 AM IST
ByGerard de Souza, Panaji
Over centuries, the Ganga-Jamuna culture of Awadh has stood the test of time and the present is no different in Ayodhya where Muslims say they respect the faith of the Hindus and believe that a new beginning of growth, development and better civic amenities for residents of the temple town is all set to commence
Maharashtra is facing a socio-political crisis as various communities protest for reservation rights, threatening to tear apart the social fabric. Maratha activist Manoj Jarange-Patil is set to resume his hunger strike, demanding benefits for Marathas in the OBC category, and has also joined forces with the Dhangar community, who are agitating for inclusion in the Scheduled Tribes category. The government has not yet made a decision on the demands, leading to increased tensions and protests. This issue is expected to impact the upcoming elections in Maharashtra.
The village, which was the flashpoint for communal clashes in 2013, today fosters amity and brotherhood, with the Muslim population lending significant support to Ramleela, Dussehra and other events and Hindus reciprocating the gestures.
Updated on Oct 20, 2023 08:58 AM IST