Analysis

  • Modi’s Ajmer-Move

    Controversy is likely to rage for quite some time on what really prompted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to send a chaadar on his behalf to the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer Sharif. Would Modi have indulged in this practice if Unite...

  • The Sacred and Secular in International Relations

    The subject of this conference is of interest to most observers of the global scene. My own curiosity dwells on themes secreted in the interstices of perceptions that induce state action. One of these pertains to the presence or absence of s...

  • Leadership Crisis Afflicts AAP

    Ironically, internal crisis within Aam Admi Party (AAP) adds strength to the point that this party displayed a major success in Delhi assembly elections primarily because communal tension provoked in several areas prompted voters to strategical...

  • Modi 300 DAYS – Documenting Hate and Communal Violence

    The rape of a 70 year old Nun in West Bengal in an attack on a convent and school in February 2015 sent shockwaves throughout India, and the world. “Protect not just Cows, but human beings also,” said Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, Pres...

  • Hashimpura Massacre: Who was responsible?

    Who and what should be blamed for acquittal of all the 16 accused in the 28-year-old Hashimpura massacre case, in which more than 40 Muslims were killed on 22 May, 1987 by personnel of Uttar Pradesh’s Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC)? ...

  • Modi preaching Sri Lanka on treating minorities

    Colombo: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comment on the implementation of 13th amendment, his suggestion that cooperative federalism is better for Sri Lanka, his invitation to Tamils of Indian origin to visit New Delhi to discuss th...

  • National IPR Policy: Minorities Missing

    The first draft of National IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) policy was disclosed on December 19, 2014 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). The draft of the policy assures of a new era that will create new IPR assets i...

  • Conversions and Reconversions

    By Eduardo Faleiro loksevagoa@gmail.com In a rather belated reaction to the ghar wapsi programme and demolition of churches in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated recently that his government would not tolerate violence agains...

  • Muslims’ Constitutional Freedom...

    With reference to a comment made recently by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his government having only one religion, that is, “India first,” one is compelled to deliberate on its credibility. He made this comment in Parliament amid...

  • Difficulties of Indian Muslims

     Sixty seven years have passed since India got independence from British rule. During these years we have scaled many heights in science and technology, education, economy and life expectancy. Today, we are among the nuclear powers. Being ...

  • Congress held back by indecision

    Kejriwal’s unprecedented triumph over both BJP and Congress has excited the masses and unnerved the major political parties. BJP is worried because within 9 months of his rule its star leader Narendra Modi seems to have lost his lustre. I...

  • Political Drama in Bihar Has Begun!

    Though political crisis in Bihar appears to have ended with Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar having taken charge of state government once again as its chief minister, the real political test for him and other politicians begins now....

  • Need for reform in Hyderabad and beyond

    In all earnestness and humility it would not be out of place to mention that I am no scholar of Deen. I am still a student learning  from  highly-placed scholars of Deen and through my studies I remain a student.   Currently ...

  • Strategy for the Modi era

    The BJP government is set to release the census figures of 2011. The earlier government's hand had been stayed when these became available in the run-up to national elections. Their fear back then was perhaps that the BJP would take advanta...

  • Delhi: A Major Political Battle!

    Within less than a year, politics in Delhi has witnessed several crucial developments, which may be held responsible for assembly election results. The previous Delhi assembly elections were viewed as a key fight between three parties led by th...

  • Deconstructing Mr. Modi’s speech

    It would not do to attribute this speech to Mr. Modi’s speech-writer alone. It cannot readily be said that while Mr. Modi has turned a new leaf, his speech-writer is still stuck in the Vivekananda International Foundation groove.

  • Saiyid Hamid: Dedication, Discipline, Grace

    A former administrator and present Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard, Saiyid Hamid is best known as former Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University. AMU wields such a huge influence in Muslim India that whoever holds its reins as Vice-Chancellor ...

  • Democratic Suspense: J&K and Delhi!

    The fractured mandate in the recently held elections to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) assembly has led to the imposition of Governor’s rule in this state for the sixth time. Democracy has eluded citizens of J&K despite their turning out...

  • Zafar Sareshwala, then and now

    Since his first meeting with Modi, relationship—the basis of which were not principles of honour but mutual interests—between the two continued to grow stronger and stronger.

  • “The idea of a homogenous nation-state is clearly problematic”: Hamid Ansari

    History and Historians It is unusual, if not sacrilegious, to invite a person who does not have history bred in his bones to a conclave of men and women steeped in the intricacies of a much talked about but inadequately understood human pur...