Issues

  • Will Kancha’s “post-Hindu India” ever emerge?

    By Madhu Chandra finicy@gmail.com This article reflects on Prof. Kancha Ilaiah’s Post-Hindu India published by Sage Publications, New Delhi, in 2009 with specific reference to caste civil war which, he predicts, will bring an end to...

  • Police raids BJP leader’s house: arms factory found

    + Pic Gwalior: AK-47, the latest weapon used by army and police, SLR and 9mm pistol, cartridges in large quantities and other types of half-a-dozen weapons were found in the house of a BJP leader when police raided it. Police has been in...

  • Death of Osama bin Laden and Changing World

    The declaration of death (2nd May, 2011) of Osama bin Laden is mired in many mysteries. It is also full of blatant violations of International law. It does have a profound impact on the future of global politics. Osama and Al Qaeda had been dom...

  • CBI begins investigation into Prajapati encounter case

    On direction from the Supreme Court the Central Bureau of Investigation began its probe into the Tulsi Prajapati alleged fake encounter case on 7 May. CBI officials in Mumbai P Kandaswamy and Amitabh Thakur who also investigated the Sohrabuddin...

  • AIMMM resolutions on national and international issues

    The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, held its central body (Markazi Majlis) meeting at its Delhi headquarters on 14 May, 2011. Headed by its president Syed Shahabuddin, the Markazi Majlis p...

  • “Entire Indian literature is a copy of the West”

    New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia’s Department of Hindi organised Devdas Gandhi Memorial Lecture on 21 December. Speaking on this occasion, Rajendra Yadav, noted Hindi author and editor of Hans, said that normally Urdu is called the younger...

  • A note on Satya Sai Baba

    +Pic Shri Satya Sai Baba rose into prominence as an ‘incarnation’ of the great universally respected savant Sai Baba of Shirdi. Later he claimed to be God. But God is immortal and Satya Sai Baba was a mortal human being who d...

  • Indian Muslims! Prove your patriotism

    While we welcome Pak Hindus, Nepali Hindus, Bangladeshi Hindus

  • Punish not only Osamas but also Bushes!

    Osama Bin Laden, if at all he was alive, is dead now.  He had ceased to be the mastermind behind al-Qaeda long ago. He will continue to be an inspirer for a long time to come. American leaders will try to present it as triumph because they...

  • Madhya Pradesh: shadows of Hindu Rashtra

    Madhya Pradesh is being ruled by the BJP Government for the last several years. This is one state where BJP and its erstwhile avatar, Bhartiya Jansangh had a good deal of following in the past also. During the last few years one has seen, with ...

  • The birth of the Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat

    By S.M. Pasha   + Pix Many are not aware as to when, why and how the Muslim Majlise Mushawarat was formed. This brief write-up is for their information. Series of communal riots in the country in which members of the Mus...

  • Issueless BJP falls back on Mandir issue

    By Mohammad Shahid Lucknow: Even as Mahant Gyan Das and Hashim Ansari, the two parties in the Babri Masjid title suit are looking for an out-of-court settlement to the dispute and the Allahabad High Court extending the status quo at the dis...

  • India would have been a better place without Satya Sai Baba

    By Sanal Edamaruku rationalistinternational@gmail.com When Satya Sai Baba died this morning (24 April 2011) at the age of 85 years, he proved once again that miracles and predictions fail. He had predicted at a public gathering at his h...

  • Was Quaid-e Azam Jinnah the only founder of Pakistan?

    Many – both friends and foes of the Quaid-e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah take him to be the sole founder of Pakistan, whereas, a close scrutiny of the research material on the subject reveals that this is not a fact.

  • Eight million children do not go to school in India

    New Delhi: Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal said while addressing the students and teachers of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) through tele conference on the occasion of its 22nd Convocation that it is regrettable that 81 lakh chil...

  • Anna Hazare and Anti-Corruption Upsurge

    The nation has witnessed a huge spectacle from a section of visible population with Anna Hazare’s fast for getting the Jan Lok Pal bill being drafted and implemented. His fast unto death was an event in which not only did we witness the &...

  • Birth of Urdu Journalism in the Indian Subcontinent

    Discussing the difficulties in tracing the developments in the language press, J. Natarajan, in his pioneering and famous History of Indian Journalism, said that “an important impediment” was that no “coherent connected”...

  • Corruption, Jan Lokpal Bill and the Rule of Law

    The anti-corruption campaign is an important issue to safeguard the foundations of society and nation at large. But sincerity of all would be at stake if one fails to see the dangers of inequality, exclusiveness, criminalisation in politics and co...

  • Biased exam paper in Gujarat

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Government has done it again! In a clearly biased and manipulative manner, students appearing for the SSC (Std Xth examination) on March 11th, 2011 were asked very loaded questions.  The examination paper was that of...

  • Assam alienates its natives

    In the recently concluded assembly elections in Assam (March-April 2011), one of the issues which was whipped up by BJP was about the Bengali speaking people especially the Muslims of Assam. Most of the Bengali speaking Muslims are projected to...