Issues

  • Hindutva threat to culture

    By Zaboor Ahmad Jan Sangh, the previous avatar of BJP had failed miserably to taste power for a considerable period of time. Indira Gandhi provided the necessary opportunity for Jan Sangh to sneak into the corridors of power. Riding high o...

  • A Letter from a doting son to his parents

    Dear Beloved Abbu and Ammi, With your prayers and my hard work I am doing my best in my final exams of my Masters in Business Administration (MBA). I feel proud while writing this letter to both of you. I know writing a letter in this day...

  • NO CRISIS COMES WITH AN INVITATION

    By  Anwarul Hoda “The post-reform period has been characterised by deceleration in the growth rate of crop yields as well as in total agricultural output in most states. By ending discrimination against tradable agriculture, eco...

  • Why I recommend Gandhi's book 'Hind Swaraj' for Indian media?

    By  Rameez Makhdoomi On night prime time shows on majority of news channels anchors in India  assume charge of justices of kangaroo courts. Distorting the image of a particular community has become their forte.  Anti-nationa...

  • Venerating casteism in the quest for the Idea of India

    By Subhashini Ali   The idea of India has become a favoured topic in these days of avid contestation over nationalism and identity, with overwhelming majoritarianism being projected as the only real basis of national unity. How complex...

  • Shun the evil of Riba, for God’s sake!

    Often there is an argument whether bank interest is allowed, permitted or rejected. The debate is whether the modern banking system can be permitted in our dealings or not? The answer often is, if it is not usurious, we should not worry about i...

  • Muslim-Dalit Unity: Dalits need to think beyond Ambedkar

    There is absolutely no doubt that not only Dalits and Adivasis but all Indians have reasons to feel proud of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. He was a visionary whose role is no less important than anyone else in laying the foundation of modern India. Dalit...

  • We too are Indians!

    Even after seven decades of Independence the country’s largest minority community faces parochialism and prejudice. In a democratic country there is no place for such oddities. Indian  history can never ignore the contributions and a...

  • A Watered Down Version of Secularism

    Zaboor Ahmad Most of the narratives  on communalism that appear in media have been centered on secularism as the best defence wall against strife in society, the truth is that secularism has proved utterly insufficient in warding off ...

  • Who rules our country?

    Salman Sultan Recently, we have been witness to unruly mobs taking law into their hands. They have indulged in rampant violence, loot and arson while destroying public and private properties. A one-day Bharat bandh cost Rs. 25,000 crore (h...

  • Fire in the forests, Cancerous Hate of Bhakts, JNU fights back — Signs of the times

    Two years back, the masses got taken in by those hollow promises and now when gloom is holding out, hopelessness spreading out. I try to locate that one sphere where we have bettered but nah, I see none.

  • Will Secular India Survive?

    Tahir Mahmood Professor of Law & ex-Chair, National Minorities Commission Will secular India survive? This was the title chosen for an anthology edited by historian Mushirul Hasan, published in 2004. Twelve years later the question s...

  • Hollow claims of civility

    I come from a North-east state, Manipur. We claim that, we are the most loving, welcoming, dedicated, kind and, of course, tolerant folk. Incidents like lynching of Mohammad Hasmat Ali, witnessed recently in Manipur and now the brutal assau...

  • RSS: Legacy of Arrogance

    Nagesh Chaudhari bahujansangharsh@gmail.com Former RSS boudhik-pramukh M G Vaidya wrote in an article, “One culture one nation” (Indian Express, 24 March, 2016) that Hinduism is not a religion but dharma, and dharma has no eq...

  • Anti-Muslim hysteria

    The recent incident of discrimination against a Muslim woman in a US airline was yet another example of anti-Muslim bias reinforced by US Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for banning Muslims entr into the US. The severity of...

  • When a community fails...

    Since last seven days I was in hospital serving my wife who was critically ill. I had almost lost her but it was Allah’s Grace (that saved her). These few days I studied the huge Nanavati hospital which is a landmark of Mumbai. It was...

  • Holy Cow, Unholy Fate

    The recent ban on the sale of beef by the BJP-ruled states and the demand of several right-wing groups for the extension of the ban across India has sounded an alarm for cattle-owners, traders and millions of consumers. Attacks on individuals, ...

  • Needless controversy

    Masood Peshimam peshimammasood@gmail.com AIMIM legislator Waris Pathan’s controversial suspension from the Maharashtra Legislative assembly for refusing to say Bharat mata ki jai has created a debate over the legality of such acts....

  • AMU's Minority Character, the Judiciary and the Executive

    The citizens of India would be grateful to the Hon'ble Supreme Court for very kindly taking note of the contents of this article regarding AMU's minority character

  • Bharat Mata ki Jai — Signs of the Times

    On Monday, 28 March, Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Centre for Historical Studies hosted a day long convention - Jashn- e - Azaadi: Remembering Bipan Chandra … celebrating the people’s historian, Bipan Chandra, and celebrating...