Analysis

  • 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...

  • Ayodhya Jama Masjid’s trustee seriously ill, hopeful of solution

    Faizabad: Asghar Abbas Rizvi of Siddharth Nagar district of U.P. who appeared on the scene in 2002 to find a solution of Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute by mutual talks with the then Prime Minister Vajpayee’s blessings, is seriously ...

  • Supreme Court vindicates Muslim stand on Babri Masjid

    Lucknow: It took over seven months to break the quiet over the issue of Ramjanambhumi/Babri Masjid, as the Apex Court on May 9 admitted the appeals before its two-judge bench consisting of Justice Aftab Alam and Justice RM Lodha. The case which...

  • Assembly Elections: A Wake-Up Call!

    The electoral verdict in five states’ assembly polls may be regarded as an extremely important wake-up call for Indian politics. The results reaffirm the importance held by regional parties, Muslim voters and the marginalization of Bharat...

  • Terrorism debate: Raising legitimate questions is not anti-national

    The tragedy of Mumbai 26/11 was one of the worst terror attacks in recent history in more ways than one. Apart from many other aspects of the tragedy one accompanying fact was the death of Hemant Karkare who was investigating into Malegaon bomb...

  • Multi-faith complex suggested at Ayodhya

    New Delhi: A seminar on 'Living in harmony: towards a resolution of the Ayodhya issue', organised by Indian Harmony Foundation was held in Delhi on 23 April in which speakers expressed diverse views on the Babri Masjid issue and the Hig...

  • Ayodhya dispute: ideas for an amicable settlement

    + Pic The sanctity of Ayodhya is significant because the city has so far never witnessed any communal violence. The city is not only considered sacred for the Hindus but also for Muslims, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists as all share some hist...

  • The Muslim-Vote In West Bengal Polls

    It is indeed ironical that respected politicians suddenly become aware of the importance held by Muslim votes only when elections are in the air. Should it thus be assumed that hype raised about Muslim votes while campaigning is confined only t...

  • Preliminary fact-finding report on the Chintalnar March 2011 massacre in Chhattisgarh

    A 13-member fact-finding team visited the Chintalnar Area of Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh to probe into the incidents of atrocities perpetrated by the Salwa Judum and the state forces on the adivasis living in this area during 11-16 March...

  • Anti-Corruption Drive: Already De-railed

    Even before the so-called anti-corruption movement has actually begun, questions are being raised over credentials of some members supposedly seriously involved in the same. And this raises the question, should this phase be genuinely considere...

  • Babri Masjid vs Taj Mahal

    Babri Masjid (BM): I came into existence when perhaps on the order of Mughal Emperor Babur, Mir Baqi completed construction in the year 1528. Babur, who established Mughal Empire in India after defeating Ibrahim Lodhi, was very considerate to t...

  • On Imam of Ka’bah’s visit — Many Fukushimas within

    ...the Imam is leading the prayers at the most sacred place of Islam, we follow him in prayer but the sect and school of thought with which he is associated, is not followed by the majority in the Muslim world...

  • Loopholes in Hazare’s Stand

    With due respect to Anna Hazare’s decision to “fast unto death” as his campaign against corruption, one is compelled to deliberate on this move’s legitimacy, efficacy and apparent impact. First, corruption is not the onl...