Issues

  • Homosexuality not alien to Hindu ethos

    By Dr Sumit S Paul In the wake of government legalising homosexuality and lesbianism, it must be noted that prior to 1860, when the Indian Penal Code was imposed by the British, the Hindu India was very ‘liberal’ towards homosex...

  • Why the custom of dowry is increasing in our society?

    By Arif Aziz The world has stepped today into the twenty-first century and people are living in the electronic and computer age. Man has made extraordinary progress because of his vast knowledge but our Indian society remains a victim of ma...

  • Until Muslims forgive him, Modi has no hope outside Gujarat

    + Pic By Kaleem Kawaja kaleemkawaja@gmail.com In the ten long and miserable years since the horrible 2002 genocide of Muslims in Gujarat, Modi’s vast machinery, the vast wealth and cunning of BJP and Modi’s Gujarati ...

  • Bengal inching towards social, political & financial bankruptcy

    By Aziz A. Mubaraki The West Bengal government has a lot to answer for in the Park Street rape case which was earlier ridiculed by it, but the CCTV footage from the hotel provided vital clues about the attack and showed the victim was indee...

  • Give Muslims the benefit of doubt, Mr. Swamy

    By Mohammed Ayub Khan muslimindia2020@yahoo.ca- More than seven months after Subramanian Swamy wrote his controversial piece on Muslims, the embers of his rhetoric continue to be kept aflame. Defending her husband’s stance, Roxna Sw...

  • Iran-Israel Conflict and India

    The scenario that has emerged after the New Delhi attack brings us to an important question: what will be the Indian government’s posture in the middle of this blame game involving not only Iran and Israel but also the Western powers who have almo...

  • India and US have conflicting world-views

    One cannot ignore the difference of world view between an American Zionist warmonger like Kissinger and a traditionally pacifist India’s then foreign minister Jaswant Singh. Jaswant Singh rightly avoided reply, out of politeness. Why ...

  • Congress’ double-faced policy

    The response on the controversy surrounding Salman Khurshid’s statement at Farrukhabad about reservation was enormous with every political party vying for his head. But the question remains intact: has Mr. Khurshid done any wrong in quoti...

  • India and Israel: strange bedfellows

    By Ali Khan Mahmudabad bilehra14@gmail.com For the time being no one knows who carried out the attack on an Israeli embassy car in New Delhi. However, what is clear is that the perpetrators have consciously or unconsciously created a situ...

  • Hijab: An Open Letter to the World

    Dear masses of the human race, With due respect, I request you to hear me out and to read this letter with an open, unprejudiced mind. Catholic nuns wear veil as a symbol of holiness. Sikhs wear a peculiar turban. Kippah is the skull-ca...

  • AMU is again becoming the leader of Muslim education

    In the modern history of the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent after the end in 1857 of over six centuries-long Muslim rule, their emancipation by acquiring modern education starting in late 1800s represents a very courageous turning point. Th...

  • BJP: Hypocrisy on Political Chessboard

    This hypocritical, forked tongue attitude of BJP is part of its character. As such BJP is supposed to work in the electoral arena on behalf of RSS. It has to come to power by all means, fair and foul, to pave the path for RSS agenda of Hindu natio...

  • Rushdie and the Demonization of Islam

    When the mainstream media went to town depicting the absence of Rushdie as a loss for India’s liberal traditions and democratic ethos, it was indeed a naive analysis. To properly take cognizance of this matter and deliberate on its repercussions, ...

  • Bhagvad Gita

    “Gita is Jehadi literature. It’s as violent as the Old Testament with a totalitarian god, who dictates terms and tolerates none,” wrote late Samuel Hunttington. Not just in Russia, such violent scriptures must be proscribed ev...

  • Objectionable Content on TV9

    I would like to, hereby, bring to your notice that a particularly objectionable documentary was aired on TV 9 on Saturday, 24th December 2011, at around 10.30 AM. The programme, with a header that read ‘Terror Starts at School’, was...

  • Thank you, Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis!

    + Pic When I passed my high school exams in 1993 and started taking interest in AMU-related affairs, I was told that the Mohamedan Anglo-Oriental College was established for a few hundred students which now has become AMU with over 20 t...

  • Rising Communal Violence

    By Ayesha Pervez ayeshapervez1@gmail.com Targeted communal violence like the Mumbai and Gujarat riots are heavily publicised. However, many lesser-known riots regularly take place in India, the most recent being the Moradabad riots in Utt...

  • The reality of 4.5%

    I like to draw your attention towards Muslim OBC reservation. You must be clear in your mind that Central Government is not doing something new. They are simply bifurcating 27% OBC quota to identify the proportion of Muslims. Out of this, 8.44%...

  • Rotten Roots, Rotten Fruits

    From the times when India was called “The Golden Bird”, till today, when it has been recognized as “The Silicon Valley of Asia”, the country has proved its excellence on many counts. Be it in the field of sports, literat...

  • Harvard scraps Swamy’s courses

    New York: Harvard University has decided to remove courses taught by Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy at its annual summer school session, terming his views as “reprehensible” in a controversial piece he wrote on Islamic ter...