Issues

  • AAP has aroused hopes

    Over six decades since independence India made remarkable progress in many sectors. We became self-reliant in food-grains and other household items. After the debacle of 1962 China war, we are proud to have at present an efficient world-class A...

  • Kejriwal tactics – lessons for Indian Muslims

    The entire Indian community that Kejriwal is supposed to be representing as far as corruption in government ranks is concerned, was/is helpless in addressing the problem of how to make the Government accountable to their demands, especially whe...

  • Why does Islam prohibit gold and silk for men?

    It's a well-known fact that Islam prohibits the use of gold and silk for men but most of the Muslims are unable to explain as to why these two objects are prohibited for males. Gold and silk are predominantly meant for women and accentuate ...

  • Are Mulayam & son really concerned about riot victims?

    Mulayam Singh Yadav and his CM son Akhilesh Yadav, both self-proclaimed well-wishers of Muslims and the downtrodden, are busy with Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan and other Bollywood jokers donating one crore to an unnecessarily hyped movie Dedh Ish...

  • Dedh Ishqiya: Triumph of Urdu

    “Cinema is the best medium to popularise a language.” I agree in toto with the master auteur Mrinal Sen. In recent times, Hindi films contributed to spoiling the language of the masses. Munnabhai MBBS (2005) spread the horrible ling...

  • AAP, be careful, potholes ahead...

    Euphoria generated by AAP's rather little expected win in Delhi assembly elections has stirred hornet's nest. All and sundry are queuing up to join this new political phenomenon. Both types of filling up of membership form: in person as...

  • Whose Money Is This?

    Shankar Rai, a Congress leader from Telangana, intends to install a nine-foot bronze statue of party president Sonia Gandhi depicting her as Telangana Talli or Mother Telangana. This is the nadir of apple-polishing. I’m sure, even Sonia c...

  • Indian Mujahideen: A Constant Scapegoat

    There’s a news on a popular portal (Rediff.com) that the self-sufficient Indian Mujahideen feels that Pakistanis are brothers. Now this is the sheer mischief of Indian print, visual and online media. I’m not a supporter of a ter...

  • It’s Modi’s ‘story’, not history

    The semi-educated Narendra Modi recently said in a speech at Raigad fort in Maharashtra that Shivaji, the Maratha warrior leader, had not looted Surat, rather he plundered Aurangzeb’s treasure with the help of the locals and used it for t...

  • Time Congress cemented its relationship with Muslims

    It is becoming increasingly likely that India may soon witness fascism take the driver’s seat in Indian politics. At least, this is what the media is trying to make the nation believe. Thanks to the corporate-controlled media, BJP’s...

  • Arabic is the official language of 23 countries, spoken by 420 million

    By Dr Sumama Faisal God Almighty preferred Arabic language over all languages of the world to reveal His last Book, The Qur’an, in this language. After the ‘Kalima’, the most important pillar of Islam is Namaz, offering w...

  • Why Persian & Arabic have been dropped?

    The UPSC has dropped Arabic and Persian languages from the list of permitted languages for public service exams while almost dead or limited-use languages are kept on the list. Persian is very important for India as it was the official language...

  • The case for restoring Arabic and Persian in UPSC

    By Dr. Qutubuddin UPSC’s decision to drop Arabic and Persian, among a few other languages, has generated strong reactions from the academic circles which  are persistently demanding the languages be restored. The decision is out...

  • Mandela: Icon of universal peace

    Some individuals become legends in their lifetime. Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Einstein and Mandela were such greats who became legends much before they departed. Twentieth century witnessed two World Wars, great destruction, remarkable...

  • Flagrant Humiliation of Yasin Malik

    The (unfortunate) news is that J&K leader Yasin Malik, his wife and their 18-month old daughter were thrown out of a Delhi hotel near Nizamuddin around midnight. This happened on Sunday, December 1. I'm simply groping for words to d...

  • Plight of Muslim riot victims

    Imtihaan lay magar, yeh toh bata Is imtihaan ki intiha kahaan? (Test me but tell me at least / When the ordeal will end at last?). I'm reminded of this Urdu couplet by Moin Hasan 'Jazbi' in the context of Muslim children pu...

  • Honour killings vis-à-vis faith

    Case I: Father rapes and kills teenager for eloping with boyfriend …. (T.O.I. headlines 07/11) "...the father told the police the elopement had ‘tarnished the family name’; her ‘frequent elopement for sex...

  • Tarun Tejpal’s Sexual Misadventure

    Sexual harassment at a workplace by the CEO or a high-ranking individual is not a big deal but when it involves a person who espouses the very cause through his magazine for which he’s now disgraced, it is indeed an irony. Tarun Tejpa...

  • An Open Letter to Every Indian

    By Dr. Javed Akhtar What is more necessary: mental or physical happiness in life?. In my opinion, a majority of people will opt for the first choice which, unfortunately, is rapidly declining. The desire for physical pleasure is increasing...

  • The Aesthetics Of Feminine Beauty In Hijab

    I’ve always been an admirer of beauty and if it happens to be a woman’s beauty, it appeals to me all the more and warms the cockles of my ever-pulsating heart. There’s nothing pervert if a woman’s beauty is adored and ad...