Issues

  • What is India heading for?

    It is as yet too early to state as to whether attempts to spread communal tension as well as divert people’s attention from socio-economic problems bothering them is likely to prove politically beneficial for those in power during elections.

  • Minority Space and Majority Muddling – Riding Through the Misadventures of Majoritarian Democracy

    What significance does minority religious, social, and political identity have in a majoritarian democracy? Specifically, what significance does the Muslim Indian community have in the kind of a majoritarian democracy that India is evolving int...

  • Rewriting of History and Sectarian Nationalism

    Leaders of Indian nationalism, Gandhi and Nehru, saw the country belonging to people of all religions, the interaction between religions giving rise to a syncretic plural culture.

  • Who stands behind ISIS murderers?

    As the tragic news comes in of 39 of our men killed in the Iraqi town of Mosul, allegedly by the ISIS, one sits back shaken. One has been left wondering – who set up the ISIS? Who is behind it? Which are the Western powers backing it? Who funds it?

  • Rewriting Indian history in the image of Hindu chauvinists

    The Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, a right wing Hindu nationalist political party in the Northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, released a Hindu New Year calendar which says that Taj Mahal along with several mosques and monuments from the Mu...

  • India: Farmers need real support, not just verbal assurances

    The much flaunted and more than hyped government’s Minimum Support Price (MSP) carries nil hope, simply because it is not reaching out to the farmer and is not lessening his plight.

  • Encounter killings galore — Who is Terrorizing Whom?

    Shouldn’t an independent apolitical body look into the details of encounter killings? A strong watchdog group to monitor killings by the State force?

  • Can Corporate Media Allied With Executive Oust Popularly Elected CMs?

    Every time AAP walks into a carefully laid trap by the establishment and the media bays for its blood, the effect on viewers is not what the channels expect. A relentless anti-AAP tirade has begun to give shape to an underdog syndrome.

  • Padmavati, Alauddin Khilji: What does the History Say

    The release of film Padmavat has been a roaring success, this after all the protests and opposition to the film. The forces which had opposed the film are and should be happy about the message of the film, as it fits precisely into their agenda...

  • If Padmaavat was a Muslim lady, Khilji a Rajput ruler

    If Padmaavat was a Muslim lady, Khilji a Rajput ruler and Karni Sevaks Muslims, in all probability, the entire scenario would have been of a different nature. Taking the last point first, Karni Sevaks would probably have been declared as terror...

  • Does BJP’s Intend to Change Indian Constitution?

    The whole attempt of Hindu nationalist political formations is to try to pave the way for Hindu nationalism by using the democratic secular space which the present Constitution gives.

  • Haj subsidy gone, India needs to do alot more to prove it is secular

    Now that the government of the day has withdrawn the Haj subsidy, it ought to take another step forward and withdrawn subsidy and support it provides for all the pilgrimages and yatras and melas associated with any religion.

  • BJP: Only those Muslims will stay in India who assimilate into Hindu culture

    Surendra Singh, a legislator of the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has said that once India becomes a “Hindu rashtra”, only those Muslims will stay in the country who assimilate into the Hindu culture. “There are a very few...

  • Triple Talaq bill does not serve Muslim women’s interests

    Rather than making noise only about triple talaq, it would be more appropriate for respected leaders to talk about a marriage contract, with clauses against practices which lead to abuse of women.

  • PM Modi's fav minister attempts crucifixion of the idea of India at the altar of Hindutva bigotry

    HINDUTVA JUGGERNAUT RUNS AMOK PM Modi's pet bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad to be operational in 2022 may never materialize as by then BJP/RSS may not be ruling India and hopefully national priorities would change for ...

  • Christmas in the Midst of Unseen Violence

    There have been times when the Christian community celebrated Christmas with peaceful heart. Gone are those days when we thought of Christmas as times of peace, joy and happiness. The carol singing was considered as taking the message of pe...

  • Rampage around Film Padmavati: Power of Historical Fiction

    Nearly a year ago multiple rowdy protests took place when the film Padmavati was being shot in Rajasthan. Sanjay Leela Bhansali had to interrupt the shooting for some time. Currently again, more intense opposition has been witnessed as the film...

  • Ayodhya Dispute: Need for Upholding Law

    The likes of Sri Sri in the name of reconciliation will try to promote the solution amicable to those who have been at the forefront of installing Ram Lalla and demolition of the Mosque, both big crimes in a democratic society.

  • Babri Masjid Demolition: 25 Years On...

    I shared the news in my prison cell with all of 8 to 10 other adivasi inmates. They would not believe me. One of them said, why would anybody demolish house of the Supreme Being?

  • Constitutional Concerns

    Every citizen must then be concerned about what is happening to the Constitution of India. ‘Constitution Day’ is an appropriate one, to pledge that one needs to do all one can to safeguard and promote the spirit and sanctity of our Constitution!