Analysis

  • 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...

  • Turning cows into man-eaters

    Avinash Pandey Gujarat is simmering again. Dalits are agitating over criminals indulging in criminality. These criminals, who are fondly referred to as “cow vigilantes” by the mainstream media, have recently stripped and flogge...

  • Democracy at stake, of Kashmiris & Dalits!

    Who should be blamed for the manner in which people in Kashmir and in Gujarat have been aggressively hit by government forces? Surely, don’t the people in both places have a democratic right to express themselves, pursue their respective ...

  • Bengal Muslims on the Way to Decline

    Begum Rokeya   Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, commonly known as Begum Rokeya, was a Bengali writer, thinker, educationist, social activist, and advocate of women’s right. She was born on 9 December, 1880 at Mithapukur Upazil...

  • Islam Not Linked With Terrorism!

    Each time a terrorist incident takes place in any part of the world, it does not take long for it to be labelled as an act of Islamic terrorism. Little importance is given to the fact that Islam stands for peace and not for terrorism. Barely an...

  • BJP government’s Hindutva policy

    Land Politics, Cow Politics, Hindu Undivided Family, Saffronisation of Education and History, Yoga, Hindutva Militancy which BJP wants to deeply root in India so that nobody in future could oppose them.

  • Self-righteous Wannabe Leaders of Indian Muslims

    Kaleem Kawaja We often hear that the condition of India’s Muslims is not improving because the community has no leaders.  But if you examine in detail you will find that this is not true.  Aside from the known leaders there...

  • A Sad Day For The Judiciary

    Justice Rajinder Sachar Scandalous, irresponsible and impervious to public interest - one would like to cry out at the situation where as reported in the press that there are 458 vacancies out of 1074, the full strength of High Court judge...

  • Anti-Muslim Approach Must Be Checked!

    Paradoxically, each time a Muslim is labelled as a “terrorist” in any part of the world, questions, doubts, speculations and also accusations start being raised practically all over the world. An impression is created as if the enti...

  • Diversity in a Globalising World: The Indian Experience

    Hamid Ansari A traveller from a distant land in Mashriq-al-aqsa comes to Maghrib-al Aqsa and marvels at his good fortune. His sense of history quickly reminds him that centuries earlier a great name from this land had travelled to India an...

  • Rahul’s Political Gamble in UP

    It is as yet too early to assume that the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will succeed in ensuring his party’s comeback during forthcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. Nevertheless, speculations are being voiced on the prospects of h...

  • The Elephant in the Room: The brutal rape and murder case in Kerala and the need for police reform

    The press has reported on three rapes in Kerala in the last month. The one that everyone is talking about is the brutal rape and murder on April 28 of the Dalit law student, whose dismembered body was found by her mother in their home. The ones...

  • Assembly Elections: The Message!

    Should recent results of four assembly elections be viewed as an important indicator of possible developments affecting this country’s politics in the future? Undeniably, a lot of noise has been made over the limited political appeal of t...

  • INDIA’S COMPOSITE CULTURE

    Dr M.D. Thomas Culture is basically a social concept. When individuals or communities share their lives between them, culture spontaneously emerges. That is to say, culture is necessarily a composite culture. This fact applies to the entir...

  • Can Rahul-card spell success for Congress in UP?

    Political speculations and calculations cannot always be assumed to be correct. Nor can they be assumed to be totally free of some totally baseless logistics and may be even a few ill-conceived notions. Whenever there is the tendency to give ab...

  • West Bengal Opinion/Exit polls: an Independent Analysis

    What if the Left Front increases its vote share by even 2-3%...and Congress maintains its 9% vote share…the Left Front-Congress combine would garner nearly 50% of the vote …and sweep two-thirds of Bengal!

  • What image have you carved for India?

    Mohammad Adeeb Former Member of Parliament Today, a wave of hatred has washed over the whole nation. The target is Muslims, as a community. An atmosphere of hostility seems to have engulfed the poor Indian Muslims. Obviously, they are vu...

  • Assembly Polls A key lesson for both BJP & Congress!

    The current phase of assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal may serve as an important indicator of several possible developments. The key one is probably the success that national parties may be expected to...

  • Was Untouchability in India Created by Islam?

    Kancha Ilaiah andMohasina Anjum Ansari   Unouchability is a major social issue in India, even in the modern times. In the recent past it had also become an international issue. In 2001 at the United Nation’s Conference on Rac...

  • Nationalism & National Interest!

    Ironically, of late a lot of noise has been made over nationalism of Indian Muslims who have chosen not to chant a controversial new slogan on ground of their religious beliefs. Quite a few extremist Hindu leaders have even stated that if they ...