Analysis

  • 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...

  • Modi’s Silence...!

    Silence is not always golden and perhaps never in Indian politics, particularly when the politician at the helm is expected to make his stand clear on controversial issues in the news. Not surprisingly, questions are being raised on Prime M...

  • “Ghar Wapsi unconstitutional, Conversion a constitutional right”

    New Delhi: Minorities, particularly Muslims and Christians, are upset with the recent saffron attempts for forced conversions and indications from the Union government to press for a national legislation against conversion. Below are some react...

  • My First Innings is over, But I am Still Around

    By Mohammed Adeeb As a Member of Parliament, I called it a day, a few weeks ago. This is the end of my first innings as a parliamentarian. Nevertheless, I feel contented that I fully utilised the opportunity to represent my countrymen, fel...

  • Saffron Brigade’s Conversion Agenda

    Each time communal fanatics linked with the saffron brigade make noise over their religious agenda of changing India into a Hindu State, they succeed in gaining media attention and providing opposition parties sufficient reason to rock the Parl...

  • Muslims can progress only through education: Nadwi

    Azamgarh: Stressing on the need to carry forward revolutionary efforts made by Muslims in the past, the Chairman of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Maulana Rabey Hasani Nadwi said the community could progress only through educa...

  • “We have failed to meet the challenges”: Ansari

    I am grateful to the Shibli Academy, and to Professor Zilli, for inviting me today to inaugurate this conference being organised on the centenary of the Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy. I am myself no stranger to this region: Ab yaad-e-raft...

  • Ayodhya & Communal Frenzy

    Twenty-two years have passed and the issue concerning the demolition of the Babri Masjid still remains unresolved legally as well as politically. Prospects of actual justice being rendered in this matter in the near future remain practically no...

  • What method in madness!

    This article written 6 years before Hindu zealots demolished the 16th century Babri Mosque in Ayodhya provides an insight into the brazenness of the followers of fascist ideology of the Sangh Parivar.

  • Nalanda University: When History Is Not History

    By M Naushad Ansari Nalanda University, which was set up at Rajgir in Bihar in 413 AD during the Gupta dynasty, had emerged as a world seat of learning before it was destroyed sometime in the 11th century.  External Affairs Minister, ...

  • “Modi-wave” & J&K Polls

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is apparently confident that “Modi-wave” will help it win Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) assembly elections. The five-phase election process has begun here, the results of which are scheduled to be declar...

  • Building political capital on hate propaganda

    It is a reminder bell that rings every year though it has not changed us to the core. The horrific crimes against humanity perpetrated by political goons in the dark night of 31st October  till a couple of days of November 1984 after the t...

  • Communal Agenda Defeated In Delhi

    Certainly, residents of Okhla must be hailed for having exercised restraint despite an attempt to provoke them by throwing parts of a dead animals inside a mosque. As in many similar cases across the country over the years, parts of the animal ...

  • Goodbye to Gandhi's India

    Faiz had said this in a different age and for a different country but it still rings as true and contextual to our circumstances as all great poetry is:   Nisaar main teri galiyon pe ai watan ke jahan Chali hai rasm ke koi na sa...

  • Why just two Muslims won the Nobel for literature?

    Before learning how to read and write the English alphabet at the age of 15, it was Persian I grew up intellectually on. So, it’s but natural on my part to have a slight native proclivity towards the languages viz, Persian, Arabic, Turkis...

  • The Canker of Caste-System

    K K Bose, a Dubai-based lawyer and social activist, has sent an ultimatum to the Government of India to ban the caste system by 31 December. But will the government take any initiative to extirpate this horrible social evil? We must never forge...

  • Mr. Modi’s next stunt — a page out of the Congress book

    Of course, Swach Bharat, National Unity Day are a page out of the Congress book in their glorification of the dynasts. Only Narendra Modi does it better.

  • Modi-wave & Muslim vote

    Not too long ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke praising the patriotism of Indian Muslims. It may have been a part of his move to enhance his secular image before the world at large. Though this move was appreciated by a section of Indian ...

  • Stop the Dilution of MGNREGA

    Dear Prime Minister, We are very disturbed by impending moves of this government to undermine the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and the support it provides to crores of vulnerable rural families. We write th...