Issues

  • Kejriwal’s paranoia

    I first met Arvind Kejriwal on September 21, 2014 at Aditya Sadan, Ashoka Road as an intern under one of those programmes engineered by his group of intellectuals to reconnect with youth and students after his infamous resignation and Lok Sabha...

  • Intellectual Crisis in Muslim Ummah

    Recently I participated in a conference in Aligarh Muslim University on the subject of “Intellectual Crisis of Muslim Ummah: Rethinking Traditional Solutions”. I spoke in a session which had Dr. Rashid Shaz (the organiser of the con...

  • Farmers’ Suicides: Loans and social vices biggest killers

    Everybody talks of famers’ suicides. Nobody talks about the real reasons. Ganjendra’s death in the AAP rally is not forcing the analysts to analyse what makes farmers kill themselves. They are instead busy in holding one party or th...

  • Crying Shame — justice delivery for minorities in India

    How do we judge the justice delivery system in India? Is it good, shoddy, or great? In fact, it is all the three at different times and levels. To be fair to it, its shoddiness does not always come from within it, but mostly from outside: the p...

  • Sir Syed needs no recognition

    Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (1817-1898) a Muslim educator, jurist, political analyst, prolific writer and the first and foremost Muslim educational reformer, was the founder of Aligarh Muslim University.  His seminal works include Essays on the Li...

  • BEEF NAMA

    India is a democratic and secular country. The majority rules. Religions keep distance from State. Still a mere 3 percent Brahmin minority aided and abetted by a minuscule Jain minority, has been able to impose its religio-cultural diktats on t...

  • Hindu religion needs ghar wapsi or ghar durustagi?

    By Dr. Mansoor Ahmad Ajazi On March 23,2015 while delivering his inaugural speech on the eve of Annual Conference of State MInorities Commissions under the auspices of National Minorities Commission at Vigyan Bhawan,New Delhi, where I was ...

  • Are Too Many Muslims Marrying Non-Muslims?

    In a country like India where Muslims are only 15 per cent of the population and of the remainder 80 per cent are Hindus, 3 percent are Sikhs and 2 percent Christians, it is expected that some Muslim men and women will marry non-Muslims. It has...

  • Hindu Rashtra, Cow and Muslims Part (1)

    Upper-caste Hindus and Hindu nationalist organisations have had an ambiguous attitude toward the cow as an animal and as a symbol of Hindu Rashtra, oscillating between reverence and irreverence. It is only lately that Hindu nationalists have se...

  • 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 the availab...

  • Another boost to food fascism

    It was Mahatma Gandhi’s advocacy of ahimsa (non-violence) in general and his concern for cow protection in particular that is reflected in the Directive Principles of the Constitution making it incumbent on the state to work for cow prote...

  • Subhash Chandra Bose

    India has given birth to many great icons. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is one of them. Born on January 23,1897 in a Bengali family settled at Cuttack in Orissa, he was the ninth child in a big family. His father was Rai Bahadur Janakinath Bose,...

  • Murdering democracy, bit by bit

    By Mujahid Ul Islam What is more pitiable in the 21st century when a state decides what an individual should eat, what religion should one profess and whom should one marry? Love jihad, ghar wapasi and demanding anti-conversion laws in thi...

  • Mr Sareshwala, Muslims are nobody’s fools

    By Syyed Mansoor Agha In a scathing attack on prominent Muslim faces and organisations, Zafar Sareshwala, a business baron of Gujarat and a protégé of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reportedly said, “In AIMPLB, except it...

  • Encouraging Entrepreneurship & Innovation among Indian Muslims

    By Saad Ashraf India is at the cusp of an unprecedented entrepreneurial revolution. Innovation and entrepreneurship are the buzz words in social and business circles. Several platforms like NEN (National Entrepreneurship Network) have been...

  • The Deterioration of Urdu Literature

    By Satyapal Anand I get about three dozen Urdu magazines from India and Pakistan. These include Kitab Numa, Naya Waraq, Shair, Mobahisa, Sabaq-i-Urdu, Asbaque, Intisab, Zehn-i-Jadeed, Isbaat, Ajkal, Bebaak, Adab-Saaz, Insha, etc. from Indi...

  • Muslims & Hindutva

    How would you describe the current state of Hindu-Muslim-relations in India? Working relationship between ordinary Muslims and ordinary Hindus is still good all over the country but the RSS and its affiliated organisations (Bharartiya Janat...

  • Why Maulana Misbahi was arrested?

    By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Famous Islamic scholar Maulana Yaseen Akhtar Misbahi, known for his moderate views and writings on Islam and jihad, was picked up by intelligence agencies from Zakir Nagar, one of Delhi’s densely-populated Mus...

  • Good versus Bad: Western Game of Terms

    l When someone speaks against Jews, it is anti-Semitism worthy of strongest condemnation l When someone speaks against blacks, it is racism, again worthy of strongest condemnation l When someone speaks against Holocaust, it is not just ...

  • A Muslim Prayer Cap would have been more Effective, Mr. Modi

    Mr. Prime Minister, you would have done better, achieved a thousand times more, and  helped India’s cultural integrity, unity and amity – and therefore its prosperity – by the simple visual action of putting on a Muslim p...