Analysis

  • Modi’s ‘Operation Clean Sweep’

    ‘There’re no takers of tokenism among people who apply their brains,’ trenchantly stated the US President Woodrow Wilson. Modi’s Operation Clean Sweep on Oct. 2 was one such act of tokenism that evokes smirks from those ...

  • Persian mystic Sanai’s ‘religious denomination’

    A millennium ago, a Muslim bigot asked the great Persian mystic Sanai (1080-1141 CE): “Master, which denomination (firqa in Arabic) do you belong to?” Sanai said, “My faith goes beyond denominations/At times, it even exceeds a...

  • Can US Motivate Modi?

    The visit of a Prime Minister of India to the United States on the invitation of the US President is a significant event for the people of India.  It raises hopes that with help from US things will change for the better for the billion-plu...

  • Maharashtra Politics & Muslims

    It is yet too early to say whether communal card is not likely to be used again in Maharashtra politics. Definitely, a lot more is at stake in Maharashtra assembly elections than just the impact of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s po...

  • India’s Press Under Siege

    When Indira Gandhi, India’s prime minister, declared a state of emergency on June 25, 1975, she immediately imposed strict censorship of the press. With defiant exceptions, much of the press caved in quickly to the new rules, prompting L....

  • “Fools Trophies” recommended

    I was never a supporter or sympathizer of B.J.P. But the fact remains that my frustration with Muslims’ “vote bank slavery” under the garb of  “Defeat BJP syndrome” gave me great delight over the Parliamentary...

  • “Love Jihad”: Selective Outrage

    Ever heard of a Hindu religious leader or politician protesting against the practice of married men within their community deceitfully becoming “Muslims” to be able to wed again? Those raising the bogey of “love jihad” s...

  • Modi’s Stand on Indian Muslims’ Patriotism

    What should be assumed from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments regarding patriotism of Indian Muslims? Laying emphasis on their “patriotism,” Modi also stated that “they will live and die for India”. Prospects...

  • Muslim Media: our role and expectations

    By M Ghazali Khan My immediate reaction after reading Kaleem Kawaja Saheb’s article “Why Indian Muslim Community’s English Newspapers fail?” [MG 1-15 Sep 2014] was simply to lament, ‘HazaaroN khuwahisheN aisi ...

  • Indian Muslims & Al-Qaeda’s Non-existent “Indian Wing!”

    Would it be fair to accord some credibility and legitimacy to the recent announcement made by a non-Indian “militant” leader about opening a branch of his militant group in India? The hype raised over his announcement in media as we...

  • Hyper nationalism can wait, Kashmiris need succour first

    Do not aggrieved people trapped in their houses and running short of food, water, life-saving drugs, baby food have the right to be angry even when there are serious questions about selective rescue? This too has given haters another stick to beat...

  • Indian Muslims & Al-Qaeda’s Non-existent “Indian Wing!”

    Besides, religious freedom allowed in India as a part of its secular system together with its democratic, constitutional, cultural and historical roots leaves little scope for terrorism with religious labels to progress here.

  • The Hate "Foreigner" Jihad of Hindu Nationalist Organisations

    I. There is an interesting pattern in which the Hindu Nationalist Organisations (HNOs) exploit a non-issue to stigmatize communities which were declared by them as "foreigners". V D Savarkar wrote in his tract on Hindutva, "N...

  • Why Indian Muslim Community’s English newspapers fail?

    I have been watching with keen interest for about 20 years now the various attempts of India’s Muslim community to publish English language newspapers. With repeated dismal performance of well-meaning ventures by capable and well-educated...

  • Modi’s Political Campaign

    Undeniably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going overboard to ensure success for his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the assembly polls in four states. Modi is confident of repeating his party’s victory in the parliamentary elections in ...

  • Why Indian Muslim Community's English Newspapers fail?

    The common core problem in all of them is the indifference of educated Muslims to support such ventures which is compounded by poor journalism in these newspapers themselves.

  • Modi’s Silence

    On one hand, Indian Muslims and those concerned about them are duly justified to feel disturbed about a recent surge of communal incidents targeting the former. These incidents certainly suggest that several anti-Muslim extremist, communal elem...

  • Opposition to Uniform Civil Code is ideological

    Faizan Mustafa’s article on Uniform Civil Code, published recently in The Hindu, has rightly pointed out that the acceptance of Uniform Civil Code by Muslims will not in any way help the cause of integration or development. But where he f...

  • Modi’s Regional Dilemma!

    With due respect to the claims made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi about his development agenda, one is compelled to analyze it from several factors. Modi has promised the country that he aims to promote the Gujarat model of development throug...

  • The Hindu Extremist Agenda of Residential and Social Segregation

    By Iniyan Elango In the year 2012, there was a newspaper advertisement in The Hindu (7 April, 2012) which openly advertised for sale of flats to “Brahmins Only”, and after my complaint to the Chairman of the Press Council of In...