Analysis

  • 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...

  • Arnab Goswami, You Don’t Scare Me

    Barkha Dutt Consulting editor, NDTV It’s been called many things. A media brawl, a spat, a slanging match, a clash of personalities, everything but what it really is - standing up for freedom and rejecting the sinister intimidation...

  • Is there a Muslim Vote?

    The Muslim vote in Indian politics, once again faces quite a paradoxical situation. With an eye on the forthcoming assembly elections, a lot of importance is being given to the role that the Muslim vote can play. Till recently, ample noise was ...

  • What happened to Dalits, isnt reservations enough for them?

    What has happened to dalits? Why have they become so violent? They are getting reservation through constitution in everything, what else do they want now?

  • RSS is antithetical to a democratic-secular India

    JS Bandukwala, a renowned academic, thinker and fighter for communal harmony in India has rightly expressed his anguish at the deteriorating relationship between RSS and Indian Muslims, which must be a cause for serious concern for all those wh...