Opinions

  • Are Owaisi Brothers Leading Muslims in the Right Direction?

    It is a positive step when Muslims form a secular political party in conjunction with other oppressed minorities and struggle for equal rights, development and justice for the dispossessed, while paying adequate attention to their own community...

  • Why this ruckus over bail to 26/11 accused Lakhvi?

    New Delhi (19 December 2014): I do not understand why there is so much 'hulla gulla' about bail to Z. Rahman Lakhvi — alleged to be the master mind of the terrorist attack of Mumbai (2008). Bail is part of legal process and a judg...

  • Amaresh Misra dares Congress on Nehru Seminar

    Beyond rhetoric, is Congress going to declare that the American-Israel lobby poses a threat to Indian sovereignty? That forces like Ambani and Adani are going to loot the Indian State and Indian resources?

  • Religion, Communalism or Liberalism: What suits India?

    The Indian polity seems to have the domination of two kinds of leaders. On the one hand there are people who have manifest communal leanings, some being soft and others hardliners. Casteism is also in the same mode, but is normally not as rabid...

  • Sorry Congress, it’s not working…

    Hearing Rahul Gandhi talk not about basic issues but 'spreading love', Nehru would have caught him by the ear and trained him to become a man…

  • Children’s Day — Remembering Chacha Nehru

    By Obaidur Rahman Nadwi Every year Children's Day is observed on 14 November, the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of independent India (1947–64). He loved children and is hence fondly remembered as Chacha (uncle...

  • Indian Muslims not radicalised because Western Radicalism did not hit India?

    When Narendra Modi, the Prime Minster of India made the now-famous remarks about Indian Muslims being “patriotic” and “immune to al-Qaeda”, he was speaking more to his American audience than Indians. Denied Visa for ...

  • There goes Love Jihad, out of the window

    Love jihad is like a magical trick in the hands of the Sangh: now you see it , now you don’t. This has been going on since 1920s, and it is as old as RSS. Every few years this genie comes out of the Sangh bottle i...

  • Best tribute to Mahatma Gandhi: do not poison your children

    By Mike Ghouse <MikeGhouse[@]aol.com> Today is Mahatma Gandhi's birthday celebrations known as Gandhi Jayanthi. Mahatma Gandhi did not say those words, but he meant to see a world where no parent would poison his or her child with...

  • Can US Motivate Modi Administration to Restore Equitable Polity in India?

    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...

  • One Hundred Days of Modi Sarkar

    In the camapign for the recent elections in India, Mr Modi and his BJP followers barnstormed the nation for many months finding fault with almost every government in the last 67 years, and proclaimed that if elected they will hit the ...

  • Choose Godhra, Pandya or Akshardham

    Gujarat Police gave him the ‘choice’ of being implicated in the Godhra train burning, Haren Pandya murder or Akshardham terror, one of the men acquitted by the Supreme Court in the temple attack case alleged on May 20). Mohammad Sal...

  • Let us take charge of our Ummah

    Duly supported with authentic data, the Justice Rajindar Sachar Committee gauged in 2006 the Muslim deficit in India vis-a-vis any other community or social group. This Committee and the Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission (2008) recommended a ...

  • New Chapters of Communalism in BJP’s Grand Plan

    If Muslims are to be kept in check, they need to be hit hard on the economic front. The thinking is perhaps that Hindus (and more specifically certain sections of Hindus) cannot monopolise the resources of the country unless Muslims (and the rest ...

  • Wither Our Indian Muslim Leadership?

    Why were Muslims directed in Bijnor to vote enbloc for a candidate, who had at least eleven cases, pending against him in court — including cases of murder, rape and of involvement in riots.

  • Misleading Appeals — General Election 2014

    Some Muslim-looking 'leaders' have appealed, particularly to the Muslims, to come out of the vote bank era and to vote for Modi. Such misleading appeals will hardly affect a single secular-justice-loving voter.

  • Ministers Spend Most of 'their' Money Here During Elections!

    While a party may whine about lack of funds to build damaged roads or implement an approved scheme, it won’t shy away from being a money-spinner during these election campaigns.

  • Why I want to watch 'Shahid'?

    What I've gathered from my dispassionate friends, who've watched the movie, is that one ebullient lawyer Shahid Azmi (it's a true story) fights tooth and nail for Muslim youngsters, branded as terrorists, and gets them acquitted in many cases. He ...

  • Murderous Egyptian Bonapartes Pampered by Hypocrite Mentors

    It would be massacre and a bloodbath by any name, in any lexicon. Egypt’s besotted, power-drunk and murderous generals are on a relentless rampage. But the outside world is witnessing the orgy of bloodletting like mute spectators. Not onl...

  • Eid Mubarak

    Finally, our actions must make // Our wishes horses, so we ride // To embrace every one’s human need; // Let that be the gift of this year’s Eid.