Issues

  • There is a Spot upon the Earth

    There is a spot upon the earth Where people stand firm and true On behalf of those the Fat Cat shuns- It’s called JNU. The Fat Cat marshals violent hordes, Enforcement winks assent; The truth-it sneaks from subterfuge. The m...

  • Blasphemy or Sedition

    We are a continent of choice, You are free to choose either one- Speak freely of god or man, And pick blasphemy or sedition. Be not your hate of our kind But deriving from atrocity, You invite either sedition Or embrace blasphe...

  • Whose human rights?

    Worldwide, the 10th December is celebrated as Human Rights Day. From Magna Carta to Bill of Rights and from Indian fundamental Rights to universally acknowledged human rights, one has to question oneself whether the much-hyped and much-delibera...

  • “Women should be allowed four husbands,” says an “honourable” judge

    An “honourable” judge of Kerala High Court, Mr. Kamal Pasha, has said that “Muslim Personal Law” is “heavily loaded” against women and that if men are allowed four wives, “why should women not be allowe...

  • JNU is litmus test of democracy

    Alexander the Great was advised not to cross the river Jhelum to make further inroads into India. The intoxicated world conqueror found the advice below his dignity. He marched on vigorously, but in no time had to retreat with his dreams shatte...

  • Aligarh: Another attempt to institutionalise the dangerous

    I haven’t watched Aligarh, the movie in news, as I no longer watch movies. But I have read and heard about it. The previews and reviews are enough to tell that the movie is another attempt to institutionalise and globalise dangerous human...

  • Delhi’s Sufi Conference seen as a conspiracy to pit Indian Muslims against one another

    Barelwis have been apolitical traditionally while Deobandis have been active in politics even during the struggle against the Britishers. A section of Barelwis has now joined hands with BJP while many other maintain a distance from it.

  • Mob and my secret guilt

    Ritzy Pushpraj Rajaswi I was out on a run in a beautiful garden. Everything seemed so romantic. Beauty still exists in this world. In one corner of the garden, I saw some people cuddling up. There were huge cries. So I ran faster towards t...

  • SEDITION, DEMOCRATIC DISSENT AND RIGHTS

    Zaboor ahmad India is passing through a phase of polarization. Sedition as an offence incorporated into the Indian Penal Code has proved handy to the government to silence its critics, particularly intellectual class. The sedition law is a...

  • JNU Crisis: the fight is between ultra left and ultra right

    What happened in the JNU at the beginning of the current controversy can neither be condoned nor what has been happening in its aftermath. It is craziness after craziness which is hitting the nation in quick succession. The current Government i...

  • Give us education, not weapons

    Francios Hollande, the President of France, landed in Delhi to be the chief guest at Republic Day celebrations. It was followed by the signing of an accord for the sale of their high-end fighter aircraft, Rafale, to India. Hollande said that th...

  • HINDUVTA, DALITS AND MINORITIES

    Zaboor Ahmad Dalits and minorities, particularly Muslims and Christians, considered foreigners despite a thousand years of shared history, are facing violence in a systematic manner within the framework of neo liberal economy. Intensity of...

  • Rohith Vemula: a saga of the inheritance of loss

    Dharmaraj Kumar   The suicide of Rohith Vemulla, a Dalit research scholar of central University of Hyderabad, has left the academia of this country shocked and caused immense pain to everyone who came to know about it. This inciden...

  • Coalition with BJP would not be a cakewalk for Mehbooba

    The BJP J&K unit seems to be in greater grief than PDP. They are desperate to be part of the coalition once again. It was a dream come true for the BJP when PDP agreed on terms and conditions to form a coalition government with them nine mo...

  • Is it honour or affront?

    ShamsurRab Khan The illegal state of Israel has managed to top the list of dishonest countries with a seemingly miraculous deed recently. On 4 January, 2016, newspapers reported that Israel had unveiled a roundabout in Kriya Gat, a small t...

  • Protest for your democratic rights

    Hassan Masood hmasood1998@gmail.com In a democracy to protest against injustice is a fundamental right. We can sit on dharnas, fasts, token protests and, if things don’t change, we can organise big rallies. The aggrieved should org...

  • Bogie of Pakistan

    India, a conglomeration of princely states, was consolidated into a big country under Muslim rule, in particular, in the time of Aurangzeb. Shershah Suri, an extraordinary administrator, built a road from Dhaka to Peshawar complete with inns an...

  • Islamic State does not represent Islam: Geelani

    Hurriyat Conference (G) leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has denounced the Islamic State against the backdrop of repeated display of its flag in Kashmir, saying it is a terrorist organisation which does not represent Islam. “ISIS, Tehreek...

  • An open letter to Kamlesh Tiwari

    Dear Kamlesh Tiwari, I heard that you have made derogatory remarks against a person who is revered by more than 22 percent of the total population of the world. O noble Indian, what would you get by cultivating hatred among your own cou...

  • Narendra Modi in Pakistan

    Whether  scheduled or impromptu, and irrespective of what the critics are saying, I heartily congratulate and appreciate our Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi’s goodwill gesture of visiting Pakistan  to wish his counterpart on t...