Analysis

  • Manufacturing “anti-nationals”: Look who’s talking about doctored videos

    Nivedita Menon   Sudhir Chaudhary of Zee News has been spewing venom at students and teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University for some time now, and I have been informed by concerned friends that over the last two days there has bee...

  • Communalism: Grave Threat to Secularism

    There still prevail destructive elements in this country bent on spreading communal tension and targeting the minorities, particularly Muslims. These communal elements are, apparently, still guided by the illusion that their decision holds grea...

  • Are you Hindu first or Indian first?

    I find the very question of “what you are first/” absurd. Can you ask anybody: Are you a human first or Indian first? Are you honest first or Indian first? Or a doctor first or Indian first? Are you Delhite first or Indian first? ...

  • Indian Legal Code Needs Revision

    President Pranab Mukherjee has recently drawn attention to the fact that over the past 155 years very few changes have been made to the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the main criminal code of India. He has made a valid point regarding the need to re...

  • The stagnant Muslim community and its challenges

    Farheen Sultana Muslims get too excited whenever they hear words such as “Subhan Allah” and “Masha Allah” from politicians. And start screaming, “Oh, look! He is a Muslim, he is one of us”. Muslims keep ...

  • Comment on Headley’s “revelations”

    Vrinda Grover Senior Advocate, Supreme Court Given below is the list of questions put by the Public Prosecutor, Ujjwal Nikam to David Coleman Headley during his video-conference witness examination in the bombay court with regard to 26/1...

  • JNU: Salam!

    The manner in which Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has been targeted raises several questions about this process and the intentions of the government and media. It is indeed alarming that without substantial evidence the university’s s...

  • After left-liberals, Muslim are next

    The ongoing fight for India’s educational spaces is easy to explain. Placing the left-liberals on the back-foot is essential for the RSS combine and the ruling party. For the RSS combine it is to wrest the intellectual space and for the r...

  • CUT-AND-PASTE Hinduism

    VHP is compiling a ‘new Hindu scripture’ to provide religious sanction for Hindutva. The Hindutva organisation has set up a team to pick portions from various Hindu texts to create an ‘overarching Hindu identity beyond castes ...

  • Hindutva is burning my country

    Honourable President and Honourable Prime Minister, It is with a heavy heart, that I write this open letter to you at a time when our beloved country and people are facing severe challenges and threats to our shared heritage. I have ser...

  • Assembly Polls: A Crucial Test for Key Political Players

    The assembly elections scheduled for this year and next are likely to play a crucial role in deciding the fate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (INC) and some regional parties in the next Lok Sabha elections. Also, the ...

  • Nitish ban on alcohol suppressed by media with secularism debate

    It is amazing that while Hindutva ideologues went a long way in explaining what dharma mean, linking it with morality rather than rituals, they have not shown any enthusiasm in welcoming the Bihar government move. The Nitish government needs to...

  • Travails of being a Muslim in India

    The release of Shahrukh Khan’s film Dilwale (December 2015) was accompanied with protests by Shiv Sena and other Hindutva groups. These protests were supposedly against his comment on the growing intolerance in India. Shahrukh Khan, on th...

  • Indian Muslims’ National Identity

    What an irony! The national identity of Indian Muslims tends to be easily suspected on anti-national and terroristic lines. The irony lies in the fact that this perception still prevails despite several factors leaving little doubt about the na...

  • Hats off to Rajasthan police

    Rajasthan police has recently performed so well in a case that it deserves commendation. Dausa (Jaipur) Muslims also share the police in this praiseworthy act. As reported, Jaipur police filed a case against two journalists of the famous Hindi ...

  • No alternative to good Indo-Pak relations

    There is some hope of lessening tension between India and Pakistan. This follows India’s foreign Minister’s visit to Pakistan and the talk in cordial atmosphere with Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif. This is welcome because ...

  • Pathankot Case

    Rarely has an anti-terrorist operation invited as much criticism as the one at Pathankot air base has.  The time taken in closing the anti-terrorist operation continues to be deliberated over. Questions are being raised over lapses display...

  • Stop blaming Islam for global terror

    Prof. Akhtarul Wasey   Islam seems to have become a soft target for Indian and global media and political leaders as well. In several cases, the poisonous spitting is not even worthy of a reaction. But the matter takes a serious tu...

  • Communalism & Legal Punishment

    Of late, some noise has been made about the damage that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stand regarding Indian pluralism can cause to this country. Undeniably, since he has assumed power, extremely communal activities indulged by those ass...

  • Ram Madhav's Akhand Bharat and Modi’s Pakistan policy

    In his appearance at Al Jazeera’s Head to Head programme with Mehdi Hasan, Ram Madhav has let on that the RSS agenda is Akhand Bharat. By way of explanation, he had it that this would be a cultural or civilisational reunion, a willing one...