Analysis

  • The Emerging Culture of Political Hinduism

    Satya Sai Baba of Puthaparthi in his recent tour of Mumbai (Nov. 2009) was invited by the Maharashtra Chief Minister designate, Ashok Chavan to his official residence, Varsha, for blessing the house and for puja (invocation). When criticsed for...

  • Tax benefits of Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)

    If you have to open a bank account in India there is long form to fill with lots of details. And if you want to open a current account, the bank will ask you for what you want it. Is the firm a Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Trust, Society, ...

  • Caste system a reality in Church?

    By Fr. Anand Muttungal The Times of India reported recently that while hearing the petition on issue of Scheduled Caste status to Christians, the Chief Justice of India, K G Balakrishnan asked , "Would the Christians admit that they prac...

  • Liberhan Report: Nothing New

    Ironically, nothing new has come to light with tabling of Liberhan Commission report in the Parliament and the related debate on it. People from the beginning have been fairly well aware about individuals and parties  who are responsible f...

  • Caste system must be abolished: SC

    New Delhi: In a stinging verdict on upper castes' atrocities against Dalits, the Supreme Court has called upon the government to take some urgent steps to abolish the centuries-old Hindu caste system while sentencing four Thakurs from Uttar...

  • Liberhan Report: painful wait for Justice

    The Liberhan Commission submitted its four volume report to the Government on 30 June 2009, almost 17 years after its appointment, one of the longest time taken by any commission. Liberhan's claim that the report got delayed due to non coop...

  • Works waiting K. Rahman Khan - i

    By Syed Zafar Mahmood Now that K. Rahman Khan (KRK) has taken over as the new Minister of Minority Affairs, the UPA Government’s remaining tenure in the Centre is less than one and a half years. Within the first week of him in office...

  • Stage Set for Modi’s National Ambitions

    Does return to power in Gujarat really spell an entry onto the national political stage for the highly controversial Narendra Modi? It was clear from day one that prospects of defeating the BJP in Gujarat, that too under Modi’s command, w...

  • Vice-President Ansari on the emerging Muslim identity

    Suggesting ways for Muslim empowerment, advising the community to come out of a “sense of victimhood”, neglect of Urdu by the government, discrimination of Muslim women and the minority status of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Vic...

  • Reservation: Another Muslim Issue

    There indeed is a strange irony in which issues regarding Indian Muslims are dealt with politically and by the media. Little time is spent in labeling them as “suspect terrorists,” holding their organizations as responsible for &ldq...

  • Prosecute all indicted by Liberhan: AIMPLB

    All India Muslim Personal Law Board in its Executive Committee meeting held at Darul Uloom Nadwathul Ulama in Lucknow demanded from the central government to prosecute all those indicted by the Liberhan Commission.    Mr. Abdul Ra...

  • In Vibrant Gujarat, 98% Dalits have to drink tea in separate cups

    Sanand (Ahmedabad dist): This is the taluka where Tata Motors has set up its small car project. Nano has become a symbol of Gujarat’s pride and became a centre of attraction at the last Vibrant Gujarat investment summit in January 2009. ...

  • Repentant Karsevak

    Kishan Ganj: Strange are the ways of God. Balbir Singh, grandson of Chaudhary Shyam Singh who was at one time Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana was well-built, strong and courageous. He was chosen to head the group of Kar Sevaks from Panipat (Ha...

  • Gujarat: ghettoes in the making

    As per the report in a section of media recently(November 2009) the UK based Muslim Charities have warned Muslims living in the relief colonies set up in the wake of Gujarat carnage, that they must abide by a code of conduct: no TV, no music, e...

  • Ill-omen for free thinking

    Are we living in a fascist and totalitarian state where even innocuous comments are censored and the persons are put behind the bars? Where’s much hyped freedom of speech and expression? The two girls in Bombay just voiced the sentiments ...

  • Pigeonholing Muslim Community

    TOI reported on Dec. 7 that a 33-year-old Muslim woman in the UK beat her son to death for not memorising Qur’anic verses. Just a couple of days prior to this sensational news, Pune Miror  reported that a 32-year-old Muslim woman in ...

  • Kashmir High Court Ruling on Talaq

    A recent ruling of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir on the Islamic procedure for extra-judicial divorce by Muslim men has raised many eyebrows in and outside the state. As usual, it is being described as ‘un-Islamic’ and hence ...

  • Gujarat Elections & the Muslim Vote

    Ironically, a little too much importance is being given to the role of Muslim vote in the Gujarat assembly elections. With Muslims being around 10 percent of the state’s population and as elections are viewed as primarily a key battle bet...

  • Are we ready for Islamic banking?

    By Mansoor Durrani mansoord@gmail.com In the beginning of 6th century AD, Arabian Peninsula was lying in the deep valleys of darkness. Attacking and robbing neighboring tribes was a norm; burying daughters alive was a tradition; capturin...

  • Mumbai attack: A New Twist

    Credit must be given to parents of three young couples killed in 26/11 Mumbai blasts for not being taken for a ride by primarily only external elements — “Pakistan sponsored” – being blamed for the terror attack. Indeed,...