Analysis

  • 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...

  • No Alternative to Mutual Good Indo – Pak Relations

    A correct and impartial reading of history will show us that the people who can learn to look forward instead of backwards, need not be condemned to relive the past and consequently learn to live with each other harmoniously.

  • Was Babri Demolition Merely A Religious Zealotry?

    The demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992 was not only an act of religious bigotry but it was also a well-organised plan to establish Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) as the face of Hindutva. BJP is the successor of Jana Sangh. It was formed in 1980...

  • Corporate-media-government nexus using intolerance to hide corporatisation

    The debate on religious intolerance in India is not just what it appears on the surface. It is not without reason that everyday almost unfailingly by the time the afternoon arrives in India, media discovers a statement of one leader or the othe...

  • Media & Secularism of Indian Public

    More than two decades have passed since the demolition of the Babari Masjid at Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. During the demolition-phase of Babari Masjid, it had seemed that secularism of Indian society was passing through an extremely difficult phas...

  • Tribute to Tipu Sultan

    Oh the soul of Tipu Sultan! Still the breezes that blow across my nation, Carry the fragrance of your blood with them; Still your gallantry is the pride of my country, That teaches us a lesson, how a tiger lives. Still the history is ...

  • UNIFORM CIVIL CODE

    Dr. M. Hashim Kidwai Ex-MP (Rajya Sabha) The question of a uniform civil code has sprung into prominence because of a recent judgement of the Supreme Court delivered by Justice Kuldeep Singh and Justice Sahni. It has also come up because...

  • Indian Muslims’ Concern & Terrorism

    What should be said about Indian Muslims displaying concern about their stand against terrorism? This is naturally linked with the increasing trend to label Muslims as members or sympathisers of the so-called “Islamic State”, a defi...

  • The girl child and the Gujarat model

    Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ Some years ago several newspapers across the country highlighted a report brought out by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). The report contained data for 150 countries over forty ye...

  • The Delicate Task of the Collegium

    Justice Rajindar Sachar The Supreme Court having upheld the collegium system over the executive attempt to take over the matter of appointments of Supreme Court and the High Court judges is now to wrestle with the question of developing a ...

  • Returning Awards In Protest!

    Returning any award is not an easy task. A celebrity’s “award,” at present in news, also symbolizes recognition of the precious effort put in because of which a particular piece of work, series linked with it and/or an entire ...

  • Is BJP following the RSS agenda?

    A Hindustan Times front page headline on September 13 reads: “States set for Alcohol Revolution”. The report says: “The Centre is set to give up its control on the manufacture of whisky and wine, a long-pending move that will ...

  • The True Nature of BJP

    Justice Markandey Katju Mr. Fali Nariman, the doyen of the Indian bar, has spoken against the growing intolerance in the country, and so has the Indian President and many others. But without instigating communal hatred and communal riots h...

  • Modi-wave & Bihar Polls

    If headlines and media reports about the so-called “Modi-wave” not having the desired impact on Bihar assembly elections are believed then winning this state’s polls does not seem to be an easy task for Bharatiya Janata Party ...

  • Appointments of Judges — The Delicate Task of The Collegium

    It is evident that for such sensitive posts, a broader element of selection mechanism is necessary. To say that to involve persons other than judges in selecting judges will bring in extraneous pressure is too simplistic.

  • How women activists can help Jammu and Kashmir make progress in democracy and peace

    The partially autonomous northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is a beautiful part of the world – and also one of three areas of Kashmir divided into areas of control by India, Pakistan, and China and marred by a long history of viol...

  • Are Indian Muslim ready to face the challenges thrown by Hindutva forces on daily basis?

    In the last baithak of RSS in Delhi, where PM Modi put up his / his cabinet’s report-card before The Sarsanghchalak- Mr. Mohan Bhagwat in which Mr. Bhagwat sermonetted the PM of India to improve relations with Pakistan and declared that P...

  • What ISIS is to the world, Hindutva terror is to India

    Prime Minster Modi may be right in stating that ISIS is the biggest threat to the international community. What needs to be understood, however, is what “international community” is and why ISIS alone is being described as the bigge...