Analysis

  • Indian Muslims – time to ponder and change

    All this will take time and effort. All this will be painful at least to some. All this needs serious investment of funds. But without it, we will cease to exist as relevant and significant members of this society.

  • The Conspiracy behind Babri Masjid Demolition

    Liberhan Commission did point out the nature of the underlying conspiracy but unfortunately the Commission took so long to submit its report. To add salt to the injury, Advani and company became stronger after this crime against the nation.

  • On Cognitive Empowerment

    Cognitive empowerment can be developed with a sincere will combined with the ability to retrospect and question. Questioning leads to arguments, debates, and inductive and deductive reasoning; it has also been encouraged in our religion.

  • Hindutva disrupt life in Uttar Pradesh

    This entire week during my interactive talks with persons from Uttar Pradesh, there has been focus on three primeaspects: Their doubts about the very ‘proper authentic’ functioning of the Electronic Voting Machines! Those doubts com...

  • Communalising Population Growth: Understanding Demographic Data

    The biases and misconceptions about conversions and population growth have been used by communal forces to divide the society. This became apparent once again when Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijuju, tweeted that that Hindu population is ...

  • Islamic Media and the Muslim Public Spheres in India

    With the rise of an anti-secular politics in the West, gates of secularism are being deserted. Politics, of non-religious nature, whether Islamic or simply religious, is trying to occupy the secularly constructed public spheres. This trend obse...

  • Communal Violence in India during 2016 — an analysis

    As 2016 did not see any big riot, one may think the year was communal violence-free. But Union Ministry of Home Affairs has reported that 278 communal clashes took place in the first five months of the year.

  • Sangh Parivar’s attempts to convert Tadvi Bhil Muslims

    Syed Zakarya Madni Beed (Maharashtra): Among Indian Muslims, those living in the border areas of the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, especially Saat Pura and Saal Maal regions, are called Tadvi Bhils. They are Muslims of...

  • Ayodhya-Issue: Still Alive?

    Undeniably, there still prevail several elements keen to make religious noise over the Ayodhya-issue. But does their noise have the force, mass-appeal and also the level of acceptance that it seemed to have around two and a half decades ago? Th...

  • Religion today

    Eduardo Faliero Over 90 percent of world population is affiliated to some religion or the other and for millions of people life would be unthinkable without the guidance of their religion. Religion provides a sense of peace and meaning to ...

  • Pink, Akira and ten years of police reform

    Pushkar Raj Pink and Akira, two recent Bollywood hit films, depict an ugly reality of the police in India. It seems much has not changed in the country for the last ten years since the Supreme Court in Prakash Singh case ordered in Septemb...

  • Currency Crisis Hits All!

    Independent India has never before witnessed and/or stood testimony to any crisis that has virtually attacked all the citizens in a similar manner across the country. Even when communal frenzy has been at its peak, its reach had been categorise...

  • Muslim Personal Law and Indian Constitution

    People who are in favour of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) have made their mind on the following three basic assumptions:   1. There should be one common law for all citizens of the country. 2. There is necessarily no connection between ...

  • Sachar Report gathers dust, Abolishing Personal Laws cant change dark realities

    This mid-week (22 December) several academics and activists of this capital city are getting together to ‘review’ the the Sachar Committee Report in the context of the implementation of its recommendations. As N.D. Pancholi puts acr...

  • MP Government sheds even the pretence of the rule of law

    Avinash Pandey The fact that the Madhya Pradesh state government has shed even the pretence of fair-trial, a cornerstone of the rule of law, has emerged as the only uncontested truth four days after the incredulous police encounter that re...

  • “Today I am forced to hang my head in shame”

    Honourable President and Honourable Prime Minister, It is with a heavy heart, that I write this open letter to you at a time when our beloved country and people are facing severe challenges and threats to our shared heritage. I have ser...

  • UP Elections: BJP & Ayodhya!

    With RSS reportedly keen on Ayodhya being a key issue during the campaign for the UP assembly elections, the BJP cannot afford to abandon it. At the same time, to a degree, the party has accepted that it cannot depend on Ayodhya-card exclusivel...

  • Death knocking on a closed door

    In India, death is now nearer than any time in the past. A day when our population decreases from 1300 million to 1000 million is near. Another frightening page will be added to history, if we dont stand up.

  • Resurrecting Deendayal Upadhyaya

    Shamsul Islam   PM Modi, a seasoned swayamsevak of RSS who describes himself as a “Hindu nationalist” misses no opportunity to denigrate minorities of India, especially Muslims. The latest was when on September 25, 2016...

  • A Secular, Nationalist Approach is Needed!

    When politicians start debating, rather arguing, over religious issues linked particularly with minorities, one is compelled to deliberate on how serious they really may be. The same may be said about the noise being made nowadays about triple ...