J.S. Ifthekhar

J.S. Ifthekhar is a senior journalist with nearly four decades of experience. Ifthekhar cut his teeth in journalism at the Indian Express before he moved to The Hindu. He was also associated with the Siasat Daily, Telangana Today, Deccan Chronicle, Onlooker magazine, Newstrack, Detective Digest and a few news agencies. He has written on different subjects and aspects of Hyderabadi life. However, his passion remains literature in general and Urdu poetry in particular. He is equally concerned with culture, heritage, civic affairs and problems confronting the man in the street. As a journalist he has taken up cudgels on behalf of the underprivileged and many of his stories in The Hindu saw the government promptly taking corrective measures. Ifthekhar has authored two books - Hyderabad - The Nawabi City on The Move and Haj - The Spirit Behind it. He has also translated two books from Urdu to English. His third book - Urdu Poets and Writers , Gems of Deccan  - is just released. Loves to write and writes to live. Can't imagine doing anything else.

    J.S. Ifthekhar

    MA Nayeem: The historian now becomes history himself
    MA Nayeem: The historian now becomes history himself

    Though he was 84 years old, age sat lightly on him as far as his passion for writing goes. A voracious reader, he authored more than 25 books on...

    By J.S. Ifthekhar  Published on 14 Jun 2022 10:33 AM GMT


    Ulemas concerned by govts hesitation to arrest Nupur Sharma, Naveen Jindal
    Ulemas concerned by govt's hesitation to arrest Nupur Sharma, Naveen Jindal

    By taking action against the duo, the government should send a clear message that it will not tolerate hate mongers spreading communal animosity in...

    By J.S. Ifthekhar  Published on 13 Jun 2022 2:32 PM GMT


    UP elections: Can SP take on BJP?
    UP elections: Can SP take on BJP?

    As electioneering in the poll-bound state warms up, the question uppermost in everyone's mind is what is the Muslim frame of mind, the inclination of...

    By J.S. Ifthekhar  Published on 22 Jan 2022 10:42 AM GMT


    Marriage age bill: `Nikhas register two-fold increase in Hyderabad
    Marriage age bill: `Nikhas' register two-fold increase in Hyderabad

    Ever since the Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was introduced in the Parliament, marriages in the community have registered a...

    By J.S. Ifthekhar  Published on 3 Jan 2022 3:26 AM GMT


    Numaish returns but with COVID-19 measures, fewer stalls
    Numaish returns but with COVID-19 measures, fewer stalls

    Amidst rising concerns unleashed by the Omicron variant, the Exhibition Society has decided to go ahead with the annual Numaish. It has taken...

    By J.S. Ifthekhar  Published on 31 Dec 2021 2:46 AM GMT


    Ready, set, juice: Get extra punch of freshness at Mallepallys Milan
    'Ready, set, juice': Get extra punch of freshness at Mallepally's Milan

    This is true of many other youngsters. A glass of juice, they think, sets their creative juices flowing. As the name suggests, Milan Juice Centre is...

    By J.S. Ifthekhar  Published on 5 Dec 2021 5:49 AM GMT


    Subhan Bakery: Baking people happy
    Subhan Bakery: Baking people happy

    There is no dearth of bakeries in Hyderabad. But Subhan Bakery stands out for its taste, quality, and variety. What makes the difference are quality...

    By J.S. Ifthekhar  Published on 27 Nov 2021 6:27 AM GMT


    Cracking NEET: 2021 toppers give tips
    Cracking NEET: 2021 toppers give tips

    Several students shared their experiences and gave tips for clearing India's single largest medical entrance test in one go.

    By J.S. Ifthekhar  Published on 22 Nov 2021 3:40 AM GMT


    Muslim community peeved at denial of MLC seats
    Muslim community peeved at denial of MLC seats

    As per the ratio of the community, at least two Muslims should have been chosen. Unfortunately as usual the TRS has ignored the community.

    By J.S. Ifthekhar  Published on 18 Nov 2021 2:39 AM GMT


    Book Review: Dynamics of Indian Muslims-Issues and Trends
    Book Review: Dynamics of Indian Muslims-Issues and Trends

    The author, Dr. Mohammad Ghouse, who is also the Director, Telangana State Urdu Academy, thinks the growing theocratic trend doesn't augur well for...

    By J.S. Ifthekhar  Published on 14 Nov 2021 7:43 AM GMT


    National Education Day: Tributes paid to Maulana Azad on his birth anniversary
    National Education Day: Tributes paid to Maulana Azad on his birth anniversary

    A threadbare discussion on various aspects of education took place here on Thursday to commemorate the 133rd birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam...

    By J.S. Ifthekhar  Published on 11 Nov 2021 1:17 PM GMT


    In a first MANUU launches digital initiatives; Education bulletins every Saturday
    In a first MANUU launches digital initiatives; Education bulletins every Saturday

    Hyderabad: Pedagogy has gone hi-tech at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) with the varsity making a big plunge into the digital world. ...

    By J.S. Ifthekhar  Published on 10 Nov 2021 12:37 PM GMT


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