Issues

  • Thou shalt not preach (nor convert): Apex Court

    New Delhi: By giving Dara Singh, the killer of Graham Staines and his two sons, the benefit of not falling among the “rarest of rare cases”, the Supreme Court has sown the seeds of a national anti-conversion bill. “It is undis...

  • Worse than yellow journalism

    The importance of ‘difference of opinions’ and ‘principled or constructive opposition’ is something else but dirty and stinking politics based on selfishness and malice is distasteful to every one.

  • Don’t mitigate, stop this horror

    That the Hindutva terror network has spread far and wide is evident from the fact that apart from the Sadhvi, the Swami and myriad underworld figures, there is serving army colonel involved in planning the attacks. For some strange reason there ha...

  • Why are we indifferent to Pasmanda Muslims?

    Since 1947 the backwardness of Muslims in India, especially in north India, has grown quite substantially. A large segment of these nouvo-backward Indian Muslims are the Urduwala Muslims and the North Indian Muslims. Many of these nouvo-backward M...

  • Will India learn a lesson from Australia?

    After 9/11, Australia has been America’s ally in its war against terrorism. If it had so desired or if its police so wanted, it was not at all difficult for them to even falsely implicate Dr. Haneef in terrorism, but there, and also in many wester...

  • Minorities in India

    After India’s freedom in 1947, the question of reshuffling the states was before the national leaders. And ultimately the states all over India were reorganized on the basis of language widely spoken in that particular area, for example in Maharas...

  • Wikileaks: a blow to the regimentation terrorism

    For India there is upheaval in the waiting. It is even more troubling than Digvijay Singh’s last talk with slain Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad chief Hemant Karkare. WikiLeaks show that there was a close association between FBI and the Delhi Pol...

  • For Congress, Islam out, Hindutva in!

    While the world is increasingly moving towards integrating Islamic non-interest banking institutions into the prevailing interest-bearing banking order, India’s political groups highly infiltrated by extremist Hindutva elements, are doggedly refus...

  • Day-dreaming with "chalta hai" culture

    The society, in order to retain its identity as an advanced or mod society is supposed to over look these titillations lest one is labeled a prude or a conservative. A kind of mental leniency starts developing - we go on becoming lenient (which ha...

  • Blaming minorities for every bomb blast

    The media is preying on the paranoia of the majority community. There are sensationalized stories with ready descriptions, encouraging, helping, hiding and camouflaging the real perpetrators, perpetuating state of impunity and severely demoralizin...

  • Freedom of speech in a Democracy

    If the government is so insensitive and the rest of Indians are so indifferent towards the Valley people, who will speak on their behalf? If, we are guided by the idea: come what may, Kashmir is an integral part of India, how we are going to save ...

  • Two years on Batla: where are the messiahs now?

    Two years of Batla House encounter are now passed; but it is a pity that even after revelation of all facts, self-styled protectors and champions of human rights, who in fact deserve to be called selfish politicians, who had tried to project thems...

  • Ayodhya Verdict — Goons cannot be allowed to take benefit

    Goons & Murderers cannot be allowed to take the benefit of their own dastardly deeds as even a rightful heir if kills his ancestor, forfeits his right of inheritance

  • The problem of Muslim security

    Muslims leaving their place of birth in large numbers...

  • Five years on, Ayodhya assailants remain unknown

    It was Muslims only who were greatly harmed and yet another stigma was etched on their forehead.

  • This Ramadan, please don’t sell Islam

    Learn from our former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

  • Kashmir’s serial killings

    The authorities must resign if they can’t act.

  • Caste & racism: Committed at home, opposed abroad

    Activists question India’s opposition to new international standards on equality and non-discrimination