Issues

  • 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...

  • BIHAR DID IT AGAIN

    Dr. Mansoor Ahmad Ajazi The history of India is a witness that whenever India faced a crisis, Bihar always stood  up to lead the nation out of trouble. Way back in 1764, in the battle of Buxar (Bihar) the British East India Company un...

  • Defending the Indefensible

    Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam As a roaring chorus of condemnation of the Sangh-inspired storm of intolerance rises to high heavens, the perpetrators of crimes against humanity are busy defending the indefensible. Sangh stalwarts, with the silen...

  • We can no longer remain silent!

    Fr. Cedric Prakash sj Romila Thapar is one of the most celebrated historians of India. She is known for her scholarship and academic integrity; there are few in the country who can challenge her expertise and her objectivity. A few days ag...

  • The “Unknown Gun” In Kashmir

    Syed Tajamul Imran The killings by “unknown gunmen” or “unidentified gunmen” is not a new thing in Kashmir. I was born in early 1990s and have heard these words thousands of times but what turned my mind to write ab...

  • Indian Media

    Media continues to be very powerful in India, the largest parliamentary democracy of the world. Over the years, it has grown much stronger and mightier. It has a far more expansive reach today than ever before as according to available figures ...

  • The story of shock and awe

    By  Amood Gulzar So they sent the piece of meat to a forensic laboratory to check whether it was mutton or beef? If the laboratory had said it is beef, the lynch mob that killed Akhlaq would have been justified to have killed a man fo...

  • How foreigners look at the division of Indian Society on caste/religion lines

    An Indian student in Sweden finds it hard to explain to his colleagues the caste system and injustice prevalent in India

  • NaMo’s intriguing silence

    The vocal and extra eloquent NaMo can tweet on any damn issue like the death of singer Asha Bhonsle’s son but he can’t tweet on Muhammad Akhlaq’s lynching, who was dragged out of his house and killed by a marauding mob of fana...

  • . History? Scripture? Literature?

    In what they appear to believe is a masterstroke, the RSS and its Hindutva organisations have found a formula for advancing their agenda of Hindutva in the country. They and their supporters in BJP have all been trained to advance the argument ...

  • Why I want to love RSS despite my disapproval of it

    My feelings about RSS combine intense disapproval and an undercurrent of love.  It was abou15 years back when my NGO, PEACE, organised a seminar entitled, “In Search of a Comprehensive Solution for AIDS” at New Delhi in collabo...

  • Hayya ‘alal falaah (come towards success)

    The muezzin calls Adhan five times a day and the words are also repeated during iqamah in salaat. This started soon after the advent of Islam and would continue till the Day of Judgment. We listen to the adhan and respond to it by going to the ...