National

  • The Changing Scenario of Education

    Mohammad Raphy    The changing scenario of education in India with a focus on minority Muslim community has multiple dimensions to explore. This document tries to touch only a few critical issues related to the topic. &nb...

  • Signs of the times

    Humra Quraishi   WHAT A MAN, KANHAIYA KUMAR!  Hearing the speech of JNU’s student union president Kanhaiya Kumar made me sit up and quip this one liner: At long last, I have heard a man speak out! Oh, yes, there was so...

  • Renaissance at JNU

    When JNU students union president Kanhaya Kumar addresses his audience his voice reaches far beyond the borders of India. It is like learning spreading out all over Europe from Florence during Renaissance. “Forget Pakistan,  Banglade...

  • Himayat Beg acquitted, Kashif gets bail

    New Delhi/Mumbai:  On 17 March, Himayat Beg was acquitted in the famous German Bakery Blast case in Mumbai while a MCOCA court accepted the bail plea of Kashif Bayabani in the Junglee Maharaj case. Although the court waived the death sente...

  • “Enemy” Property Bill goes to Rajya Sabha select committee

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on 15 March referred the “Enemy Property Bill", which Modi government had earlier got passed through the Lok Sabha by voice vote on  9 March, to a select committee to examine it. The move by opposition par...

  • Denial of Justice to Minorities in Pakistan and India

    Pushkar Raj  Two recent legal developments underscore the dismal state of Hindu minority in Pakistan and Muslims in India. While Pakistan’s  parliamentary  legal select committee approved the Hindu marriage bill for it...

  • Durga, Mahishasur, Caste Politics and Mythology

    In the current attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University one crucial aspect related to Indian mythology and its current interpretation has come up to the fore. MHRD Minister Smriti Irani, while defending the actions of her government, has said that...

  • Sufi conference or plan to divide Muslims?

    Hasan Kamal A major international sufi conference is going to be organised in the capital of the country. Sufism is the name of a search of spiritual relationship, from one’s birth till the end of one’s life, between the Cr...

  • 33rd All-India Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadis Conference

    New Delhi:  “Imams are the flag-bearers of peace, love and brotherhood. They discourage terrorism and sedition and strengthen the bonds between God and His slaves. They teach unity and eliminate communal and sectarian differences. Th...

  • A Malayalam newspaper’s mischief

    A sad news came from Kerala when Mathrbhumi newspaper, known in the state as grandmother of newspapers, published without giving the name of the writer a hard-hitting article (Wednesday8, 3, 2016) against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and degrading M...

  • Denigrating Kerala Hindus, especially women

    MS Golwalkar was invited to address the students of the School of Social Science of Gujarat University on December 17, 1960. In his address, while underlying his firm belief in racism, he touched upon the issue of cross-breeding of human beings...

  • ‘Guru’ Ravi Shankar’s shenanigans

    Can anyone tell me what’s the constructive use of the Hindu evangelist Ravi Shankar’s grandiose World Cultural Festival on the floodplains of river Yamuna in Delhi? This threatens to jeopardise the ecological system and pollute the ...

  • Pablo Neruda’s idea of nationalism

    I just read a truncated, prosaic poem written by the Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. It’s on nationalism. I’ve translated it into English from Spanish. The BJP leaders must read this poem. But the question is: Do they read? Or ...

  • Pablo Neruda’s idea of nationalism

    I just read a truncated, prosaic poem written by the Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. It’s on nationalism. I’ve translated it into English from Spanish. The BJP leaders must read this poem. But the question is: Do they read? Or ...

  • Salman Rushdie: An insensitive, sexual fiend

    Salman Rushdie’s third wife Padma Lakshmi has candidly described Rushdie as an ‘insensitive, sexual fiend filled with perversions’ in her tell-all autobiography, ‘Love, loss and what we ate.' No wonder, his perversio...

  • Tone down reactions and responses

    In the T-20 World Cup, India comprehensively defeated Pakistan in one of the initial encounters at Eden Garden, Calcutta, and the whole India went berserk with delirium. This reminded me of the greatest English cricket scribe Sir Naville Cardus...

  • Two Muslims herding buffaloes lynched in Jharkhand

    Ranchi: In an incident reminiscent of the Dadri lynching, two Muslim men herding eight buffaloes on their way to a Friday market were beaten up and hanged to death from a tree by suspected cattle-protection vigilantes in Balumath forests in Lat...

  • Small incidents of terror must be treated as war

    New Delhi: Taking the war on terror rhetoric to a new high, Defence Minister Parrikar said in the Lok Sabha on 16 March that small incidents of terrorism must be “treated as a war". He was speaking during a discussion on the terror a...

  • RSS explodes bombs and Muslims get arrested

    New Delhi:  Justice Kolse Patil, a retired judge of Bombay High Court, accused RSS on 9 February that it is an organisation of Arian Brahmins which wants its upper hand in any circumstances. He said that bombs are exploded by RSS activists...

  • Ayush story

    We published a story by the well-known investigative journalist Pushp Sharma in the previous issue (16-31 March 2016) on how the Ayush Ministry discriminates against Muslims. The story was based on RTI applications filed by the journalist and r...