Analysis

  • BJP’s Muslim-Card

    It is difficult, virtually impossible, to be led by several BJP leaders’ comments regarding their concern for the welfare of the Indian Muslims. If it was not election time, the same leaders would have probably remained silent about this ...

  • Jiah (Nafisa) Khan’s suicide: Underlying Bollywood’s uncertainty

    The suicide of 25-year-old ebullient actress Jiah (Nafisa) Khan once again reveals the dark side to Bollywood. A string of heartbreaks can be ostensibly attributed to this extreme step, but the reality is that showbiz is an uncertain world wher...

  • Naked Social Discrimination in Hinduism

    I’m groping for suitable words to condemn the news that the Madurai police have booked the son of a priest for making an 11-year-old Dalit boy carry footwear on his head after the latter passed through a non-Dalit street (Pune Mirror, Jun...

  • With Muslim Ummah at a Low Point, Are Muslims Ready for Ramadan?

    Six months ago the year 2013 dawned with much hope for the Muslim Umma. There was hope that the Arab Spring will continue to blossom in the Arab-Muslim countries, bringing more democracy, pluralism, removal of poverty for the common Muslims. Th...

  • BJP’s Game-plan & Modi’s “Elevation”

    What can be said about the intra-party disturbances within BJP regarding differences over elevation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi? Certainly, if the entire party entertained the same approach regarding Modi’s elevation, there wo...

  • Foreigners’ issue in Assam

    By M. H. Rahman hasib_r12@yahoo.com The objective of the so-called movement against “foreigners” in Assam was actually against all non-Assamese speaking people, particularly the Bengali people, residing in the state. On the f...

  • Inter-faith marriages

    By Zafar Anwar Shakarpuri The curse of inter-religion marriages in society these days has assumed the form of an infectious disease. Some people consider it as a symbol of secularism, though such marriages are in no way compatible with Ind...

  • “Saffron” Terrorism

    What can be said about the noise made in Rajya Sabha over Home Minister P.C. Chidambaram having expressed his concern about “saffron terrorism” while addressing top police officers in the capital city last month? Against the backdro...

  • College Principal: Muslims spoil college atmosphere

    Najibabad: Principal of MDS Inter College, Vinod Kumar Arora, has been accused of corruption, exploitation and discrimination against Muslim students and demanding bribes for giving admission to students. A number of people in a joint letter to...

  • CPI(M)’s internal clash

    Vijaywada: Though no head rolled during the clash of titans the CPI(M) after its four-day conclave last month emerged a bit reconciled having patched up its squabbles. While Karat survived the onslaught from Andhra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, ...

  • Lessons of intolerance in MP colleges

    As the Madhya Pradesh government formed a committee to ‘scrutinize’ Kashmiri students, panic gripped thousands of Kashmiris studying in the BJP-ruled state. Thousands of students from Kashmir pursue post-graduate and other courses i...

  • Kashmir: a view from the plains

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that if there is consensus the government would consider autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir. Still there is no sign of mentioning it a second time let alone moving a resolution in the parliament. In the meanti...

  • Kashmir: insensitive Indian polity

    Definitely, Indian parliamentarians need to be credited for raising their voice in support of farmers’ agitation in Uttar Pradesh and against the state government led by Chief Minister Mayawati. Death of three farmers in police firing at ...

  • Kashmir – a paradise on fire

    Jhelum is on fire since June 11 when a school boy Tufail Ahmad Matto was killed by a bullet from police: The ire has claimed dozens of lives since. The vicious circle of fire-protest-fire seems to have no end. There are several factors resp...

  • Rage among youth in Kashmir

    Srinagar: After many days of undeclared curfew, hartal and severe restrictions on the movement of people, it was a day of freedom on 27 July. I had to go for some shopping and also to understand the mood of people and overhear their conversatio...

  • Kashmir: Who failed, where?

    It is indeed amazing that respected leaders are still apparently unaware of how to tackle the Kashmir-crisis. Even now, when they are giving the impression of considering a humanitarian approach towards it, it is difficult to take the apparent ...

  • The BJP Drama & the upcoming Rahul vs Modi Show

    By playing this mindless dynasty politics game endlessly, Congress party is also putting at risk the secular structure of the nation's polity and an equitable future for the religious and ethnic minorities in the nation.

  • Beware of NDA Allies!

    The anointment of Modi could disturb the equations. It is not that NDA allies are unhappy inside their hearts about the change of guards in BJP.

  • Bipolar BJP suits Hindutva

    The stage is now set for BJP to begin the election campaign. Modi will polarize the people on communal lines and Advani will keep the NDA flock together.

  • American Muslim Politics Is Going Nowhere

    Washington: It is almost nine years since the fateful Septemeber 11, 2001, a date with destiny when Al Qaeda terrorists attacked in New York and Washington DC. That infamous date turned the prospets of the American Muslim community upside down....