Opinions

  • J’accuse

    ‘J’accuse’ (or, I accuse) was the name of the letter (https://www.britannica.com/topic/Jaccuse) sent in January 1898 by the famous French writer Emile Zola to the French president, accusing the French government and army for j...

  • Season of false promises beacons us

    What’s the latest gimmick of the Modi Government? Reservations and quotas when it’s time to bid goodbye from the masses who are sitting conned and cheated by the bunch of promises held out to them over four summers back!

  • From Showering flowers to Banning Namaz - Multiple faces of Uttar Pradesh Police

    It was a lovely Christmas morning but a news on the front page ruined it. After Gurgaon, it was now Noida's turn to hog the limelight for a controversy surrounding Friday namaz being offered in public places. In a strange and unpreceden...

  • Options before Kashmiris: A Kashmiri point of view

    Kashmir issue refers to the internationally recognized dispute between India, Pakistan and the people of Kashmir as regards the geographical entity of Jammu and Kashmir as it existed in 1947 before the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to the unio...

  • Election results a relief at last

    The latest election results have brought about such a relief! These results are enough to relay that the fascist forces have been somewhat halted in their destructive moves and that we can hope for better days to come… Needless to add th...

  • Babri Masjid – The Last Opportunity

    “Welcome Syed Shahabuddin Sahab” written on a banner across the road, I saw while coming out of my college. I stopped out of curiosity, what’s going on? It was a crowd of about 500 people gathered there to listen to their lead...

  • Starting the new year with grit and determination

    In the midst of this surcharged atmosphere, two positives held out. On December 17, was Delhi Minorities Commission’s award ceremony for all those who were striving to make a difference in their lives as well as in their very outreach.

  • Modi vs Rahul: Political Race Has Begun!

    Had Modi succeeded in implementing claims made by him during 2014 elections’ campaign, hype about his wave may have still prevailed. And if this had been the case, Congress may not been the winner in the recent assembly elections.

  • Karuna Shukla and the Untold Chattisgarh Story

    Indomitable courage and sacrifice are indispensable for fighting a battle. In 2014, I was instrumental in persuading Karuna Shukla, Atalji's niece, and my relative, to leave BJP and join Congress. Karuna Shukla, who has been an MLA,...

  • “Soft Hindutva” a misnomer! How congress struck quid pro quo in the Hindi belt!

    RSS never dreamt that one day, Rahul Gandhi, whom they had branded Videshi, and Digvijaya Singh, their 'pro-Muslim' punching bag, would turn the tables.

  • Bulandshahr: Unraveling the anatomy of a riot

    The scene of violence in the name of emotive issues has been continuously throwing new patterns of instigating and orchestrating violence. In recent times we saw the major violence following the demolition of Babri Mosque (1992), Godhra train b...

  • Saffron drive suffers from communication error

    All attempts made by right-wing, extremist parties linked with saffron brigade to spread communal tension over Ayodhya issue failed to produce the desired results. December 6 passed by as any other day. This was the day when Babari Masjid (in A...

  • Kartarpur: what went before it and what might follow

    The controversy surrounding Navjot Singh Siddhu’s pilgrimage to Kartarpur Sahib must have amused President Ram Nath Kovind whose visit to Pakistan in August 2003 as part of a 30-member delegation of political leaders and journalists was o...

  • US Congress Must Block Trump Selling For A Handful Of Silver

    To save MBS, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi personally pleaded with Trump. It must ofcourse be remembered that a panic stricken MBS had personally turned up in Cairo to plead his case.

  • Kashmiri students joining militancy: Who is responsible?

    One more university was in news recently, albeit for wrong reasons and for no fault of it. An undergraduate student of Sharda University, Ehtisham Bilal Soofi, disappeared on October 28 only to be featured in a video on November 2 declaring tha...

  • Cow Urine In Congress Manifesto: Hinduism Bar Raised Sky High

    It is now clear as daylight that should the Congress win in Madhya Pradesh, and is as good as its word, bottled cow urine has a good chance of driving out other colas from the market, particularly if mahants and sadhus approve a variety of flavour...

  • 2019 Polls: Complicated Political Race!

    BJP leaders have apparently understood that they cannot afford to overestimate their party’s reach and that of Modi-wave. Even if they claim that Congress led by Rahul Gandhi does not pose a major threat, his political moves cannot be ignored by t...

  • We are fighting the war of humanism

    Human in general are self-seekers. This tendency increases many-fold when the person is in power. At the ultimate power position such person thinks himself / herself superior than others, and resorts to maintain that self-imagined superiority i...

  • Muslim reservation: Unending tales of broken promises

    And, this has become our habit that when we are disappointed with one political party, we chase another one for help and counting on the promises made by it and pull on our life for some more years.

  • End United States Dollar Imperialism

    The US – the worst terrorist state in modern history, having killed millions of innocent people in Japan, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan – justifies the sanctions on the baseless accusation that Iran is supporting terrorism.