Analysis

  • 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...

  • 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...