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Mars moon or potato? NASA shares image of Phobos

  • NASA said that Phobos was discovered in 1877 by American astronomer Asaph Hall, and one popular theory is that it might be a captured asteroid.
In Greek mythology, Phobos and Deimos are the twin sons of Ares.(NASA/Instagram)
In Greek mythology, Phobos and Deimos are the twin sons of Ares.(NASA/Instagram)
Published on Jul 14, 2021 10:04 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Eid-ul-Adha 2021 moon sighting highlights: India to celebrate Bakrid on July 21

  • Eid-ul-Adha 2021 moon sighting highlights: India sights the crescent moon of Zul Hijjah/Dhu al-Hijjah to mark the ‘Feast of Sacrifice’ or Bakra Eid after the Day of Arafah. Here's when Hajj in Saudi Arabia will take place and when Muslims in India will celebrate Eid al-Adha
Eid-ul-Adha 2021 moon sighting LIVE: India looks for Zul Hijjah crescent today(Twitter/andy_abdulwasay)
Eid-ul-Adha 2021 moon sighting LIVE: India looks for Zul Hijjah crescent today(Twitter/andy_abdulwasay)
Updated on Jul 11, 2021 08:44 PM IST
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Eid-ul-Fitr India moon sighting highlights: Crescent not sighted, Eid on Friday

  • Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting: The moon was not sighted in India, Muslims across the country will continue fasting and Eid will be celebrated on Friday, marking the onset of the month of Shawwal.
Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting: India to look for Shawwal crescent on Wed(Twitter/MrSSupreme3)
Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting: India to look for Shawwal crescent on Wed(Twitter/MrSSupreme3)
Updated on May 12, 2021 08:54 PM IST
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When will Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 be celebrated in India? Know all about chaand raat

  • Eid-ul-Fitr 2021: While Saudi Arabia, UAE, London and North America could not sight the crescent moon for Shawwal on Tuesday evening, here’s when chaand raat will be in India to mark ‘Meethi Eid’ the next day
When will Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 be celebrated in India? Know all about chaand raat(Twitter/AmShah656)
When will Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 be celebrated in India? Know all about chaand raat(Twitter/AmShah656)
Updated on May 12, 2021 01:45 PM IST
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Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 namaz in UAE: Prayer timings for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah

  • Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 namaz in UAE: As Saudi Arabia and other Arab states gear to sight the crescent moon of Shawwal on Tuesday evening, here are the prayer timings with Covid-19 guidelines for those in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah
Eid-ul-Fitra 2021 namaz in UAE: Prayer timings for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah(Photo by Alessa Ciraulo on Unsplash)
Eid-ul-Fitra 2021 namaz in UAE: Prayer timings for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah(Photo by Alessa Ciraulo on Unsplash)
Updated on May 11, 2021 09:25 PM IST
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Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting highlights: Crescent not sighted in Saudi Arabia

  • Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting highlights: The crescent moon for the month of Shawwal 1442 was not sighted on Tuesday evening. Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Thursday, May 13 2021 which will mark the end of Ramadan 2021
Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting: Saudi Arabia to sight crescent on Tuesday(Twitter/MAbduweli)
Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting: Saudi Arabia to sight crescent on Tuesday(Twitter/MAbduweli)
Updated on May 11, 2021 09:36 PM IST
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Mehndi designs for Eid-ul-Fitr 2021: Latest trendy henna art, DIY Arabic pattern

  • From bracelet mehendi designs to 5-minutes Arabic patterns, floral diagonal designs and easy DIY for full-hand henna, here are some beautiful, trendy and unique mehndi designs to choose your pick from ahead of chaand raat this Ramadan or Eid-ul-Fitr 2021
Mehndi designs for Eid-ul-Fitr 2021: Latest trendy henna art, DIY Arabic pattern(Photo by Vitaliy Lyubezhanin on Unsplash)
Mehndi designs for Eid-ul-Fitr 2021: Latest trendy henna art, DIY Arabic pattern(Photo by Vitaliy Lyubezhanin on Unsplash)
Updated on May 11, 2021 03:14 PM IST
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Moon-Mars occultation: Rare encounter of celestial bodies to be visible today

Moon-Mars occultation occurs twice every year.
The Moon-Mars occultation will also be visible to the naked eye. (HT Archive)
The Moon-Mars occultation will also be visible to the naked eye. (HT Archive)
Published on Apr 17, 2021 11:11 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Happy Ramadan 2021: Ramzan Mubarak wishes to share on WhatsApp, SMS, Facebook

  • Happy Ramadan 2021: Check out this collection of best SMS, WhatsApp messages, GIFs, quotes, Facebook status to wish Ramzan Mubarak or Ramazan Kareem to your family and friends on sighting the Ramadan crescent moon tonight
Happy Ramadan 2021: WhatsApp messages, GIFs, Facebook status for Ramzan Mubarak(HT Digital)
Happy Ramadan 2021: WhatsApp messages, GIFs, Facebook status for Ramzan Mubarak(HT Digital)
Updated on Apr 13, 2021 05:08 PM IST
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Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, others that may begin fasts from Tuesday

  • Ramadan 2021: From Saudi Arabia to Asian countries like India and Pakistan and Western nations like USA and UK, here is a list of regions that begin fasting from Tuesday after sighting the crescent moon
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Updated on Apr 12, 2021 07:03 PM IST
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Ramadan 2021 moon sighting highlights: Saudi Arabia committee announces date

  • Ramadan 2021 moon sighting updates: Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court had called on all Muslims in UAE, Qatar and other Arab states to sight the crescent moon for the onset of the Holy month of Ramadan on Sunday evening, Sha’ban 29, 1442 AH, that is April 11, 2021
Ramadan 2021 moon sighting LIVE updates: Saudi Arabia, others to sight the moon(Twitter/jimcarr_wpg)
Ramadan 2021 moon sighting LIVE updates: Saudi Arabia, others to sight the moon(Twitter/jimcarr_wpg)
Updated on Apr 11, 2021 11:59 PM IST
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Ramadan 2021: Islamic traditions, obligatory fasting rules for Muslims in Ramzan

  • Ramadan 2021: Know all about observing fasts or roza by Muslims during the Holy month of Islamic calendar – Ramzaan and the obligatory rules and traditions practised from dawn to dusk to mark a month of spiritual reflection, increased devotion and worship
Ramadan 2021: Islamic traditions, obligatory fasting rules for Muslims in Ramzan(Twitter/iamsanajamal)
Ramadan 2021: Islamic traditions, obligatory fasting rules for Muslims in Ramzan(Twitter/iamsanajamal)
Updated on Apr 10, 2021 08:57 AM IST
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Eid al-Fitr 2020: Saudi Arabia moon sighting timing, Shawwal start date, end of Ramadan

Eid Mubarak 2020: Eid al-Fitr and the first day of Shawwal is said to be announced on Friday (May 22, 2020) night, after the moon-sighting committee spots the crescent moon. In the wake of the novel coronavirus, the committee will meet remotely via video conferencing.
Eid al-Fitr 2020: Saudi Arabia moon sighting timing, Shawwal start date, end of Ramadan.(Unsplash)
Eid al-Fitr 2020: Saudi Arabia moon sighting timing, Shawwal start date, end of Ramadan.(Unsplash)
Updated on May 23, 2020 05:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com

Payal Jain endorses inclusivity in fashion, Suneet Varma closes Day 3 at LMIFW 2020

Designer Payal Jain, in her latest collection, paid an ode to her father, while ace designer Suneet Varma closed day three of Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week SS’20.
Designer Payal Jain, in her latest collection, paid an ode to her father, while ace designer Suneet Varma closed day three of Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week SS’20.(Unsplash)
Designer Payal Jain, in her latest collection, paid an ode to her father, while ace designer Suneet Varma closed day three of Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week SS’20.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 12, 2019 03:35 PM IST
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Essay: On Sita Under the Crescent Moon by Annie Ali Khan

A remarkable testimony to the resilience of women, Sita Under the Crescent Moon by Annie Ali Khan, who died tragically last year, follows women on pilgrimages to Sufi shrines at Mango Pir, Hinglaj, Thatta, and Sehwan Sharif in Pakistan to show how, under the shadow of militant majoritarianism, women are keeping alive the memories of Sita’s exile, and her ultimate sacrifice
The shrine of Sufi saint Shah Noorani in Balochistan, Pakistan. Seven days after Annie Ali Khan visited the shrine, on November 13, 2016, a blast during the(Getty Images)
The shrine of Sufi saint Shah Noorani in Balochistan, Pakistan. Seven days after Annie Ali Khan visited the shrine, on November 13, 2016, a blast during the(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 09:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Manan Ahmed Asif

Excerpt: Sita Under the Crescent Moon by Annie Ali Khan

In Sita Under the Crescent Moon, Annie Ali Khan travels with women pilgrims to Sufi shrines across Pakistan to see how they worship Sita. In this particularly powerful excerpt, the author ponders on the pain of womanhood
The author with devotees, who keep alive the folklore, songs and legends of Sati or Sita, that embodiment of the pain and suffering of womankind. Annie Ali Khan, who died tragically last year, accompanied these women and others like them on pilgrimages to shrines across Pakistan.(Annie Ali Khan)
The author with devotees, who keep alive the folklore, songs and legends of Sati or Sita, that embodiment of the pain and suffering of womankind. Annie Ali Khan, who died tragically last year, accompanied these women and others like them on pilgrimages to shrines across Pakistan.(Annie Ali Khan)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 09:12 AM IST
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‘Pakistan-India should have more literary connect’

Says Pakistani author Fatima Bhutto, citing literature as one of the ways to bridge the ‘impenetrable borders’ separating the two countries
Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto(Getty Images)
Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 03:22 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Navneet Vyasan

Pakistani author Fatima Bhutto to come out with new novel. Here’s when you can buy it

Fatima Bhutto’s forthcoming book The Runaways deals with the question of modern Muslim identity in a politically and ideologically polarised world, and will be published in October 2018.
Fatima Bhutto’s yet-to-be-released book spans from Karachi to the nightlife of London, from the dockyards of Portsmouth to the deserts of Mosul.(Photo courtesy: Fatima Bhutto Facebook page)
Fatima Bhutto’s yet-to-be-released book spans from Karachi to the nightlife of London, from the dockyards of Portsmouth to the deserts of Mosul.(Photo courtesy: Fatima Bhutto Facebook page)
Updated on Apr 11, 2018 05:21 PM IST
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