Issues

  • 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!

  • Padmavati Controversy: What if Mughal-e-Azam was made in Modi's India?

    Padmavati, in a sense, is a neighbourhood story. My village, Mustafabad, happens to be in Rae Bareli, which embraces numerous Chishtiya Sufi shrines or places where the saints spent some time, including Khwaja Ashraf Jehangir Semnani, the saint...

  • Pollution—Environmental and political—both are killing us

    Will we, the masses of North India, ever get rid of the smoggy pollution around? Or will we die with this dangerous haze hovering around? Saffron political "pollution" in action at Babri Masjid Yes, once again we s...

  • Indian ultra right party honours the assassin of nation’s father Gandhi

    Sixty nine years after Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, a “shrine” dedicated to his killer Nathuram Godse was set up in Guwalior by the Hindu Mahasabha on Wednesday (Nov 15), Hindustan Times reported. ...

  • Tipu Sultan: Diverse Narratives even within RSS-BJP

    As such there are diverse attitudes towards Tipu from within RSS-BJP stable itself. In 2010, B.S. Yeddyyurappa, the BJP leader adorned Tipu’s headgear and held a mock sword, on the eve of elections.

  • What was “cooking”? – Certainly, not “Birbal kee kichdi!”

    They are likely to be least attracted to a dish that apparently requires a lot of cooking, usage of so much fat, too many ingredients and so forth? So should speculations about what was really cooking be dismissed as a case similar to Birbal’s khi...

  • ‘History’ propounded by the Hindu supremacists is stranger than fiction

    It is a tool in the hands Hindutva to justify their ideology which considers Muslims and Christians, whose holy lands are outside India (land mass from River Sindhu to Arabian Sea) as foreign religions.

  • Dharamyudh in Full swing

    It is ironical indeed that the forces that are least hesitant to use violence as a means to establish or sustain their hegemony have been most vocal in criticising Jihad and Jihadism in Islam and Muslims. None can beat West in using force at th...

  • How can women 'wage peace' without talking about occupation?

    I arrived early and with many reservations to the rally organized by “Women Wage Peace” in Jerusalem’s Independence Park this past week. It was the culmination of a two-week “Journey to Peace,” in wh...

  • Consensual Sex outside marriage before 18 legal, inside marriage 'rape'

    The Judgment will of course be hailed by the forces and the media controlled by the forces because it will prove to be another nail in the coffin of the marriage institution.

  • Uniform Civil Code: How RSS and Hindu swamis fought tooth and nail the Hindu Code Bill

    Anti-Hindu-Code-Bill Committee held hundreds of meetings throughout India, where sundry swamis denounced the proposed legislation. The participants in this movement presented themselves as religious warriors (dharmaveer) fighting a religious war (...

  • Women should not live in fear, but act with courage

    God gave her courage and Hina Desai restored her self- confidence, feels Lakshmina. SRSP gave her INR 2000 and helped her open a bank account. She used that money to start her own business.

  • Is there a Modi-wave?

    There is nothing surprising about the hype created about the Modi-wave. In fact, the trend in India is to give primary importance to certain individuals and/or families in political parties.

  • Veg & Non-Veg: Concocted Myths and Muslim Appeasement

    Railways waiters, taking orders for dinner/BF/lunch, invariably ask for veg or non-veg and interestingly, they bracket omelette into non-veg category. Query regarding milk being veg or non-veg baffles them.

  • Mob lynching: are we entering a free-for-all stage of countrywide violence?

    Indian media talks much less about riots than about terrorism and much less about non-Muslim terrorism than Muslim terrorism. I have seen one Indian TV after another presenting horror reports about ISIS but yet to see a report on indigenous terror...

  • Kovind, Dalit Politics and Hindu Nationalism

    By nominating Ramanth Kovind as the Presidential candidate, BJP has tried to play the politics of tokenism to the hilt. Mr. Kovind is a dalit from UP. While many names were doing the round from BJP parivar, finally they settled for a person who...

  • Dalit-Label Tagged With Presidential Candidates!

    One is forced to deliberate on how much importance is being given to democratic, socialist and secular values laid out in the Preamble to the Indian Constitution?

  • Cow And Hindutva: Myths And Facts

    The Hindutva juggernaut which rode on with Ram, love jihaad and ghar wapsi on top of it, is riding with cow this time. There have been countless incidents of lynching, maiming and robbing of Muslims and Dalits in the name of saving holy cows. I...