Analysis

  • 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...

  • 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 ...