Analysis

  • Modi’s Silence

    On one hand, Indian Muslims and those concerned about them are duly justified to feel disturbed about a recent surge of communal incidents targeting the former. These incidents certainly suggest that several anti-Muslim extremist, communal elem...

  • Opposition to Uniform Civil Code is ideological

    Faizan Mustafa’s article on Uniform Civil Code, published recently in The Hindu, has rightly pointed out that the acceptance of Uniform Civil Code by Muslims will not in any way help the cause of integration or development. But where he f...

  • Modi’s Regional Dilemma!

    With due respect to the claims made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi about his development agenda, one is compelled to analyze it from several factors. Modi has promised the country that he aims to promote the Gujarat model of development throug...

  • The Hindu Extremist Agenda of Residential and Social Segregation

    By Iniyan Elango In the year 2012, there was a newspaper advertisement in The Hindu (7 April, 2012) which openly advertised for sale of flats to “Brahmins Only”, and after my complaint to the Chairman of the Press Council of In...

  • BJP Cornered!

    Howsoever “proud” Indian journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik may claim to feel about his meeting in Pakistan with terrorist Hafiz Saeed, certain aspects cannot be ignored. What if Vaidik were an Indian Muslim? Would BJP’s reaction st...

  • The Corporate is the only winner

    On the surface of it, Modi has emerged the victor in the elections. NaMo has vanquished every other name - that of individual, organization or political party. People may tend to think that Hindutva, RSS or BJP have won. But analysts have been ...

  • What is Modi’s Message?

    By the time this article reaches you, Prime Minister Narendra Modi must have been in his new office for around a month. The 100-day agenda he talked about within less than a week of his taking charge as the new prime minister has yet to be acco...

  • What Mr. Doval as NSA means for Indian national security

    After a lifetime in the 'trade', as intelligence practitioners affectionately call their craft universally, Mr. Doval cannot be expected to change his spots. He can therefore be expected to concentrate on what he is best at.

  • Is Democracy merely rule by majority?

    By Syed Khurshid Anwar Democracy, despite its shortcomings, is the dominant political system in contemporary world. It has the ability, if it is inclusive, to address and reconcile the conflicting interests of different social, economic an...

  • Muslims “scared” of “Modi-government?”

    By the time this piece gets published, suspense over electoral results will probably be over. And it shall be clear, whether India is headed for a BJP-led government run by Prime Minister Narendra Modi or not. Political suspense, linked wit...

  • Praveen Swamy is back!

    Praveen Swamy on 21 May published a story about a new “terrorist organization” which was reported a day earlier in a DNA report. Mr. Swami is India’s most prominent terror journalist whose reports have helped Indian govern...

  • Cry Beloved India

    M Hasan Jowher     1. 16th LOK SABHA 2014 a. Parliamentary elections were held at the end of the UPA’s 2nd term in the background of sweeping anti-incumbency sentiments and wide-spread accusations of corruption w...

  • Caste-Card Helped BJP Win Hindi-Belt!

    Should Modi-wave really be credited for having ensured Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a stunning victory in elections to 16th Lok Sabha? As the new government takes charge, now is the time to reflect on factors that may have contributed to BJP&rs...

  • Modi authors victory, Congress mere spectator

    Muslims on their part needs to reexamine its strategies afresh. Rather than looking only towards the government, they will have to learn to work for their own empowerment.

  • Elections end but Muslim-bashing continues

    Elections have ended. Exit polls have already positioned Narendra Modi in the Prime Minister’s seat. Within a couple of days, the new government will take the office. But if the post-poll events are any indication, we may be heading for a...

  • Debating Elections, Debating Development

    The Gujarat growth model was criticized for being conducive merely for big businesses and pointed out the slide in the Human Development Index and the poor quality of health and education in Gujarat

  • Gujarat in the light of the CAG report

    Atul Sood and Kalaiyarasan A Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) reports and data on economic and social development from various sources make it evident that the much-touted “Gujarat model” of development is non-inclusive,...

  • Indian Christians & 2014 Polls!

    The secular aspect of India has assumed a new importance for the country’s Christian community. They are apprehensive about the communal and extremist nature of Sangh Parivar’s agenda against them if Narendra Modi succeeds in becomi...

  • Political Over Reach By Election Commission, Reserve Bank Governor

    Governor of RBI has ventured the unacceptable proposition that granting bank business is not in any way a political process. This stand is totally unacceptable both in principle and in law.

  • Why Moral and Social Vices no issues in Indian Elections?

    Abortions 60 lakhs a year; AIDS kills 2 lakhs, Alcohol 5000, Road accidents 1.4 lakh, Murders around 35000 every year, prostitutes approx 30 lakhs, human trafficking industry in India is estimated at $4 Billion a year