Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicDawoodi Bohra

Topic: Dawoodi Bohra

Munaf Kapadia details his extraordinary journey from Google to Bohra food in new book

'How I Quit Google to Sell Samosas’ by Munaf Kapadia, published by HarperCollins, will be released on 10 April on ThePrint's 'SoftCover'.

Long way to go in India, say activists on Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation Day 

Activists say the Modi government, which once promised to ban FGM, now refuses to acknowledge that it is practiced in India. 

Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar makeover hits phase 1 milestone in Covid year, 2 towers up & running

The Bhendi Bazaar redevelopment project, Mumbai’s largest urban renewal scheme, is being undertaken by a non-profit organisation of the Dawoodi Bohra community.

Dawoodi Bohras bring mosque home this Muharram, praying with family during Covid

Members of Dawoodi Bohra community are not going to mosques during the Ashara Mubaraka period observed in Muharram month, and are praying at home due to Covid pandemic.

Today is Zero Tolerance to FGM day, and battle to end Bohra Muslim custom has only begun

With Supreme Court gearing up to hear pleas seeking a ban on female genital mutilation, survivors continue their fight within and outside their community.

Modi govt does U-turn on female genital mutilation days after PM meets Dawoodi Bohra head

After supporting call for ban on practice, govt's lawyer wants matter to be heard by constitution bench to decide on issue of religious rights and freedom.

Photoshopped image of PM Modi wearing Muslim skull cap shared on social media

Pictures tweeted from PM’s official handle show that Modi wasn’t wearing a skullcap while exchanging greetings with the Syedna, the head of the Dawoodi Bohras.

PM website calls period of mourning ‘Ashara’ as ‘Ashara Mubarak’ & Shias are not happy

Several Muslims have taken objection to the PM's website using the word ‘Mubaraka’ for a period of mourning.

‘Khafz’ is okay, it isn’t female genital mutilation, says Dawoodi Bohra women’s group

The statement comes after an Australian court overturned the conviction of 3 people accused of FGM and ruled 'khafz' doesn't amount to FGM.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.