Issues

  • 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...

  • Needed: Real Democracy

    Obaidur Rahman Nadwi   India is a democratic country. Here parliamentary form of the government is based on democratic principles. It is the largest democracy in the world. The term democracy is derived from the two Greek words &ld...

  • WORDS THAT SOOTHE, WORDS THAT HURT

     Neha Pal  Aisi vaani boliye, man kaa aapa khoye,  Auran ko sheetal kare, aaphu sheetal hoye. - Kabir Das A beautiful doha said by Kabir Das telling us about the beauty and importance of the word (vaani). Suppose a m...

  • Muslims and world peace

    The November 2015 attackers of Paris were aged between 25-28 years. In 2001 they were 11-14 years boys and were surely not terrorists. So, what all went into their mind during these 14 years of 21st century that should not have gone? Had they b...

  • Tipu Sultan Shaheed

    Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat The RSS, VHP and  BJP have now started a new drama, calling Tipu Sultan  a murderer , tyrant and bigot. It is not for the first time that they have started this campaign. In fact, it has  been continuin...

  • MESSAGE from BIHAR

    Dr Mansoor Ahmad Ajazi Bihar assembly election2015 results are going to affect coming state assembly polls of 2016 and 2017 before the next Lok Sabha polls in  2019.People of Bihar have overwhelmingly rejected the politics of communal...

  • No sanctity for life

    Yasir Altaf Zargar Delhi, Haryana, Mumbai, Punjab, Shimla and now Jammu and Kashmir---places change but the dead remain the same---the dead who belong to the minority community of a country where the cow is more precious than a human. It m...

  • ‘No One Killed the Dalits’

    Meena Kandasamy “In the past few days, we have been hearing and sharing pictures of the lynching of two Dalit children in Faridabad, Vaibhav and Divya. And it is something that is very shocking and at the same time very graphic. But ...

  • Rising Intolerance

    India, after 67 years of independence, has witnessed an election in which a relatively new party bagged absolute majority and started governing India. The best part of the election was that a majority of the younger generation too participated ...

  • Polarisation from Independence till now

    Faraz Akhtar When the British left India in 1947, the country was divided into two geographical regions. One with Muslim majority became Pakistan and the other one remained India with Hindu-majority.Partition of India and Pakistan not only di...