Issues

  • Solve Kashmir: Jan Hastakshep

    Terming Kashmir as an ‘occupied territory’ Jan Hastakshep, a New Delhi based civil rights group on November 15 asked New Delhi to grant ‘right to self determination to people of Kashmir’. “Whatever is division ...

  • Suicides up in the Valley

    Even though the guns have fallen silent, the memories that linger refuse to let those who had been witness forget. After the deaths of 123 protesters at the hands of the Indian security forces since January 2010, the Kashmir Valley is now copin...

  • Media game on Kanpur blast

    By Abdul Rashid Agwan The coverage of mainstream media on the Kanpur bomb blast of 28 October seems selective and cautious. The national and local media informed the next morning that it was a nasty outcome of some illegal cracker factory;...

  • The disadvantage of being America’s strategic partner

    As far as the bilateral relationship between India and the US is concerned there is an élan as observed on occasions like the recent Obama visit. The most important issue of the day is terrorism. But the moment the “enormous”...

  • Anguish of Kashmiri People: are we listening?

    Statement of Arundhati Roy (Nov 2010), that Kashmir is not a part of India, did raise more than a storm in a tea cup. The BJP demanded that court case should be initiated against her, BJP affiliate Mahila Morcha vandalized her house in Delhi an...

  • Paid media is now naked

    ‘What do you want me to tell them (The Congress)? Tell Me. I’ll talk to them.’ — Barkha Dutt, Group editor, English news channel, NDTV “What kind of story do you want?” “What kind of story do yo...

  • Indian Media Discredited

    By Binu Mathew Indian media’s credibility is at an all time low. The recently released audio tapes involving a major corporate house publicist and reputed journalists and the subsequent black out of the news by almost the entire Indi...

  • Lotus petals falling apart

    New Delhi: The spat between Sushma Swaraj and Narendra Modi over the Modi magic refuses to die. It resurfaces hard they try to suppress it. A cool headed Gadkari does not want to intervene. He wants the contestants to sort out their differences...

  • Arundhati faces BJP’s ire

    New Delhi: Inflammed by Arundhati Roy’s remarks on Kashmir issue, BJP launched a crusade to vilify her. A large group of Mahila Morcha activists broke into the compound of her Chanakyapuri residence. Shouting slogans and damging flower po...

  • Whither Indian Constitution!

    The verdict given by Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court (Sept 2010) has been a landmark of sorts. On one hand it is culmination of the process of demolition of Babri Masjid, by which that illegal act acquires legal sanctity. On the other thi...

  • The old lady of Bori Bandar doth protest too much...

    While it is laudable that The Times of India and its most effective news channel, TIMES NOW, have taken up the corruption scandal around the spurious allotments of luxury flats in Adarsh Housing Society’s Tower at prime location in posh s...

  • Paid News: PCI hides more than it reveals

    By Jagdeep S. Chhokar Paid news implies telecast or publication by a media outlet something purported to be news not because it is so or is considered to be newsworthy but because someone pays them to do so. The 2009 elections to the Lok S...

  • Saffron terror finally exposed — top RSS gun Indresh Kumar main plotter

    New Delhi: While Mohan Bhagwat might term “Hindu terrorism” an oxymoron, involvement of more and more pracharks is surfacing after the Samudra manthan by ATS. The latest to claim “glory” is Indresh Kumar, one of the high...

  • Babri: seeking fresh verdict - pros and cons

    While Mohammad Hashim Ansari wants to confine the issue to local parameters, i.e. Ayodhya economy, harmony etc, a strong lobby does not support reconciliation for a number of reasons. The most prominent reason for opposing reconciliation is the...

  • Maulana Wahiduddin’s views on Babri

    By Ghulam Muhammed ghulammuhammed3@gmail.com Post-Allahabad High Court ‘Ayodhya Verdict’, Indian media had a field day in plastering its pages and its colourful screens with what can be divided as a ‘Hindutva Narrative&...

  • Judgement is not in consonance with Constitution or justice

    By Sandeep Pandey ashaashram@yahoo.com The UP High Court judgement on the Ayodhya dispute is being hailed as an ideal judgement which didn't disappoint any of the parties to the case. Most importantly the fears that the judgement mig...

  • Belief, Indian Society and Law

    By Abdul Hannan Siwani Nadvi ahannan111@yahoo.in Is "Astha" and "Belief" above the law? Ignoring proof and facts, can court give its verdict according to belief? If court begins settling every case, particularly, the cas...

  • Merchants of Babri

    By Ma’soom Muradabadi Allahabad High Court’s verdict on Babri Masjid’s title suit has been rejected by all those people who subscribe to the superiority and dominance of law and justice but there are some black sheep amon...

  • Commit a crime, be rewarded: Ayodhya verdict

    Nation heaved a sigh of relief following the three judges delivering the verdict on Ayodhya case (30th Sptember 2010). There was no violence anywhere, something which was feared very much. The day passed off peacefully and the fear that violenc...

  • Babri Verdict is denial of Basic Rights and Rule of Law

    By Arshi Khan arshikhan@gmail.com Two-one majority judgment of the Special Full Bench of the Allahabad High Court on September 30 on the status of the demolished site of the Babri Mosque is going to decide the future of India’s pol...