Analysis

  • 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 ...

  • Kashmir: people should have choice

    Mohammad Ziaul Haque Referendum usually offers the electorate a choice of accepting or rejecting a proposal, be it adopting a new Constitution, a new national anthem  or anything that requires the consent of the masses (and not only o...

  • CONFLICT OF RELIGIONS

    Eduardo Faleiro   Religion has emerged as a major source of conflict across the globe. Samuel P. Huntington points out that ideological strife has now given place to the “clash of civilisations” and predicts that in the...

  • Facebook – A threat?

    Should increasing popularity of Facebook be viewed as a threat to media’s role and democracy in India? Considering the manner in which Facebook has been used here to criticize communal riots, etc, this doesn’t seem possible. Neverth...

  • The Ghost of Pakistan in our political life

    If violence on the Indian borders perpetrated by Pakistan is a ground to call Pakistan a terrorist country, what should we call our country where there is innumerable records of violence within its own borders.

  • Hindutva convicts granted, Kashmiri denied bail

    Swami Aseemanand, an accused in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case, has been given bail in the case. He furnished a bail bond of Rs 1 lakh and two surety bonds of same amount in a National Investigating Agency (NIA) court, which was accepted...

  • Army officer corps: missing Muslims

    Ali Ahmed I have been intrigued by the army’s response to the query of the Sachar Committee investigating the socio-economic status of India’s largest minority, on the number of Muslims in its ranks. The army had responded that...

  • Anti-National, Communal Elements...!

    Who should be blamed for the communal prejudice and bias that still prevails in this country against Muslims? Equally important is the question as to why has this been allowed to continue? The blatant manner in which Muslims continue to be targ...

  • ABVP is turning universities into ideological battlegrounds

    Student politics has been prominent in India since long. Many student organisations like All India Students Federation (AISF) played a role in the freedom movement. Almost every political party has its student wing to nurture youth politically ...

  • Why are Indian Muslims a punching bag?

    I applaud Bobby Naqvi for a very thought-provoking article (Twocircles, August 19, 2016). The creation of Pakistan as a result of Muslim League and Congress confrontation before independence and Pakistan adopting confrontation towards India sin...

  • Khat-Fiasco: Biased Coverage

    Definitely, Rahul Gandhi has succeeded in perhaps securing more than expected media coverage for his Deoria khat conference. Yet, considering the one-sided, largely negative coverage given to the same, Rahul and old Congress stalwarts would hav...

  • Persecuted: The Kashmiri Students at Indian Universities

    University administration, instead of providing a space for dissenting voices against the oppression chose to gag the voices of the oppressed. What to talk of the anti-social elements, even the Government nourished suspicion towards the Kashmiri s...

  • For peace, end impunity in Kashmir

    The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has seen curfew for the last 41 days. Sixty-six persons have been killed, as a result of the “actions” of government forces. Most of the channels of communication remain blocked. It is reported ...

  • Importance of education to uplift weaker sections

    It goes without saying that the base of the educational structure is school education, beginning with elementary education. This is particularly relevant to the subject matter of today’s discussion. Allow me to mention a few harsh realiti...

  • Reservation and Integration!

    What an irony, till date a lot of importance is being accorded to reservation for weaker sections of the country. The weaker sections are defined and recognized not simply by their economic deprivations but more strongly by their castes and als...