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

    `Sherni: In a first,  Maha residents to honor Hyderabad sharpshooters for killing `Avni
    `Sherni': In a first, Maha residents to honor Hyderabad sharpshooters for killing `Avni'

    It is four years since the tragedy played out in the forested area of Borati village in the Yavatmal district of Maharashtra. On November 2, a big...

    By J.S. Ifthekhar  Published on 2 Nov 2022 2:30 AM GMT


    Hyderabads Subhan Bakery launches zabardast choba-puri for Milad-un-Nabi
    Hyderabad's Subhan Bakery launches 'zabardast' choba-puri for Milad-un-Nabi

    While Osmania biscuit remains its USP, in recent years Subhan Bakery has carved a special niche for itself with the crunchy Dum-ke-Roat. Now, this...

    By J.S. Ifthekhar  Published on 7 Oct 2022 11:25 AM GMT


    `Dushman, Maine Pyar Kiya: The 5000 + timeless fashion trends of Hyderabads Mohammed Cap Mart
    `Dushman, Maine Pyar Kiya': The 5000 + timeless fashion trends of Hyderabad's Mohammed Cap Mart

    It was way back in 1902 that Peer Mohammed founded the cap shop. It was the time when everyone wore some cap or the other – no matter which religion...

    By J.S. Ifthekhar  Published on 13 Aug 2022 5:00 AM GMT


    `A love letter to my pen: Hyderabads 94YO Deccan Pen Store not sells writing instruments but creates history
    `A love letter to my pen': Hyderabad's 94YO Deccan Pen Store not sells writing instruments but creates history

    I am but a pen, and one day my ink will run out. But that is not the case with Sabih Akhtar Siddiqui. The pens introduced by him to Hyderabad are...

    By J.S. Ifthekhar  Published on 30 July 2022 7:00 AM GMT


    Hyderabad Quadris: The human engineers who work their fingers to the bone
    Hyderabad Quadris: The human engineers who work their fingers to the bone

    Over the years family members of late Dr. Ghulam Ahmed Quadri have been providing sureshot cure for every type of bone injury. Where doctors fear to...

    By J.S. Ifthekhar  Published on 24 July 2022 8:16 AM GMT


    Shaheen Group to open AICUs at Lingampally, Attapur
    Shaheen Group to open AICUs at Lingampally, Attapur

    The ‘intensive care’ concept introduced by Shaheen at its campuses has paid rich dividends as evidenced by the just-released Intermediate results....

    By J.S. Ifthekhar  Published on 3 July 2022 6:53 AM GMT


    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


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