Analysis

  • Unequal in death, unequal on death row

    + Pix The din and bustle of Anna Hazare’s fast last fortnight muffled and pushed to the margins the stunning discovery of mass graves across four districts of Kashmir with 2,156 unidentified bodies. This piece of news, which deser...

  • Hazare-drama with Saffron Support!

    Even though the saffron brigade’s support for Anna Hazare’s “show” at Ramlila Maidan was an open secret, the BJP and other groups linked with Sangh Parivar refrained from making too much noise about this, while it lasted...

  • Is “Aggravation” a Muslim word?

    + Pix  Novelist Philip Roth thinks that aggravation is a Jewish word. He also admits that he has a “Masada complex, and a Hitler complex.” Aggravation, in simple English, is getting bad to worse. A man like that, haunt...

  • Hazare Team Lacks Democratic Legitimacy

    Notwithstanding all the attention attracted by Anna Hazare and his team’s call against corruption, several hard-hitting legal, political and social realities cannot be ignored. Undeniably, Hazare team has succeeded in gathering thousands ...

  • Moradabad violence: report of the fact-finding committee

    Fact finding report on Moradabad Police-Public Clash of 6 July 2011 by Association for protection of Civil Rights, New Delhi. This year 6th July was a black day for residents of Asalat Nagar Wagah, Dingarpur, Nankar and Asadpur villages of Moradab...

  • 45% of UP rape cases in 2010 were of Dalits

    Lucknow: Almost half of the women who were raped in Uttar Pradesh in 2010 were Dalits, reveals data given by the state to the Centre in a review meeting on April 8. Of the 1,290 rapes that took place in UP last year, 588, about 45.58%, were of ...

  • Reservation & Caste Hindus

    By Tej Singh The provision for reservation of 22.5% to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are there in the Constitution of India which came into force way back in 26 January, 1950. Since then the Government remains in the hands of Ca...

  • Kashmiris need more attention!

    Just when it seemed that life in Kashmir was heading towards “normalcy,” tension has rocked the area again. Earlier this month, death of Nasim Rashid (28) in police custody in Sopore town of Baramulla district provoked Kashmiris to ...

  • Open Letter To Karnataka CM On The Compulsory Teaching Of Geeta In Schools

    Dear Yedyurappa ji, Quoting Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, Karnataka’s Education Minister, there are reports in the media that “The Geeta teaching has been made compulsory in every educational institution in Karnataka and those who d...

  • Has Law and Judiciary failed Kashmir?

    + Pic By Iftikhar Gilani While there has been a marked decrease in the violence and the overall number of militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir, there does not appear to be a change in the approach of the authorities. They continu...

  • Mumbai Blasts: a lesson

    Even before investigations have been completed, Mumbai-blasts and reactions serve as an eye-opener. At the outset, considering it is not the first time that India’s financial capital has been targeted, where have the country’s intel...

  • Come let us mock at the Great! — Media reactions to the Oslo terrorist attack

    Edward Bernays could not have scripted the immediate aftermath of the Oslo bomb blasts with more precision. A nephew of the famous psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, Bernays is often referred to as the ‘father of public relations.’ Influ...

  • Selective indignation: why only some reservations disturb media

    Some kinds of student reservation bother the media. Others don’t. A city like Mumbai has colleges with reservations for linguistic and religious minorities which gobble up as much as 65 per cent of seats. But few in the media question thi...

  • Reservation & Muslims

    Without questioning the credibility as well as legitimacy of voices being raised demanding reservation for Muslims, one is prompted to raise one question. Would reservation solve the problems faced by Indian Muslims ranging from illiteracy to u...

  • Hindutvites’ half-hearted love of Ayodhya

    BJP’s movement for a grand temple is only focussed at the disputed site but the fact remains that Ayodhya is just another town in a state of utter neglect despite being claimed to be the birthplace of Ram. Even a little effort from th...

  • NATGRID: intrusion into privacy

    By Iftikhar Gilani   Union Cabinet’s approval of the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), a dream project of Home Minister P Chidambaram has once again raised questions about the citizens’ right to privacy. The proposa...

  • Do Muslims need a National Leader?

    Ironically, though there is no dearth of leaders in India, there continues a crisis about leadership. It prevails in practically all political parties and also religious communities at various levels. The issue of leadership-crisis amongst Indi...

  • Malegaon High School

    By Izhar Ateeq Malegaon: Anjuman Moinut Talaba was the first educational institution of Malegaon which was set up jointly by Maulana Abdul Hameed No’mani and Hakeem Hasan Saheb in 1930. Before the establishment of Malegaon High School...

  • 10 reasons why India cannot really move on

    By Sanjay Jha India does not possess the political leadership with the moral fibre or the necessary will-power among its key battling constituents to create a national reconciliation. The clamour to share the news of victory spoils of a...

  • Baba Ramdev’s Political Drama!

    Seriously speaking, genuine concern to root out corruption does not seem to be the main motive behind the massive rally held earlier this month at Ramlila ground by yogic leader Ramdev and his supporters. The same may be said about their reacti...