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  • Prawn biryani on the beach

    Flipping through it, I came across a recipe for a prawn biryani...

    But it’s hard to get good local meat in Sri Lanka, so I thought I’d show Nandi, our wonderful housekeeper and cook, how to make a proper biryani...

  • CRICKET: BIRYANI, CURRY AND CRICKET

    He is the host, and his intensity is focused on cooking beef biryani and a chicken curry for his guests...

    But for now, via the medium of a simple plate of biryani and the conversation of grown men, I have come to know that this journey of discovery is not just for me...

  • Khicchdi and biryani

    Describing his experience with two actresses, Ranveer S has been quoted to have said that Priyanka C is like khicchdi and Deepika P is like biryani...

  • Food Stories: Mutton Dum Biryani

    I sat in the January cold of Michigan craving biryani, the painful realisation that my migration from Pakistan had taken me away from most desi delights...

    I rang the doorbell, and auntie warmly welcomed me to a delicious mutton biryani lunch...

  • Biryani on the brain

    India has mind-boggling and palate-numbing versions of the biryani...

    To understand the culinary culture of any state, all one needs to do is to understand how people make their biryani...

  • EPICURIOUS: Biryani versus pilau

    I might have written about my preference for a good pilau over a biryani previously: the former’s subtle fragrance and flavour beats the more robust taste of a biryani any day...

    So the other day, I decided to make fish biryani...

  • A biryani garnished with hate

    WE only learnt after his execution that Ajmal Kasab’s widely reported request for mutton biryani in jail was a myth...

    “Kasab never demanded biryani and was never served by the government,” the prosecutor confessed days after the man was dead...

  • Biryani or cricket?

    BIRYANI or cricket? Which one would you go for? If you are a Karachiite, you can choose both...

    Probably only a citizen of this frenetic metropolis could balance posters and signs for fours and sixes while gnawing chicken legs dotting the flimsy plastic box of steaming biryani...

  • CII brawl

    Two of the CII’s members — its chairman Maulana Sherani and Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi — had a physical altercation after disagreement over agenda items...

    However, if it were only this single incident involving the CII, perhaps it could be overlooked...

  • CII’s latest remarks

    This leaves men without much of a choice in the matter, which is perhaps why it so troubles the CII...

    Clearly, compassion or logic seems to have no place in the CII’s deliberations with regard to women, whom it would prefer have no agency where the ordering of their lives is concerned...

  • CII wants Arabic, Persian, local languages taught at primary level

    ISLAMABAD: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has recommended that children should start schooling at the age of seven in their local language, but should also be taught Arabic and expected to learn certain chapters of the Holy Quran by heart...

    Speaking at a seminar on primary education organised by the CII, its Chairman Maulana Mohammad Khan Sheerani on Thursday read out the recommendations, which included, among others things,...

  • CII budget raised by 10pc

    ISLAMABAD: The budget for the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has been increased by around 10 per cent to Rs91 million for the next fiscal year 2015-16, however the operating expenditure of the council has been decreased...

    This will be the first budgetary year for the CII under the Ministry of Law and Justice, which was previously under the religious affairs ministry...

  • CII yet to get due status, says Sherani

    MARDAN: Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) chairman Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherani said on Sunday that the country’s rulers had not been paying any heed to the Islamic teachings...

    The CII chairman alleged that the government had implemented the 21st constitutional amendment and Army Act to please the world powers...

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