Opinions

  • Right-wingers unleash terror everywhere

    We are destined to be living in these dark times where the powerful can get anyone killed and bumped off. Any possible alibi to be killed by those yielding brute force and victim her/himself labelled a terrorist.

  • Human Extinction Now Imminent and Inevitable? A Report on the State of Planet Earth

    There is a significant body of evidence that human extinction is now imminent; that is, it will occur within the next few years and possibly this year: 2020. There is also a significant body of evidence that human extinction is now inevitable; ...

  • Shaheen Bagh is the new Tahrir Square

    It was in late 2001, when I was desperately searching for an affordable accommodation after joining my first job in Delhi. The preference was for a place at a central location, which was close to mainstream Delhi while offering an approachable ...

  • Soleimani’s Murder: It Is Building Upto A Terrible Crescendo In West Asia

    The assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani by US airstrikes in Iraq, brings West Asia nearer the precipice. By this action, President Trump, who cannot get out of Afghanistan, has got himself deeper into the West Asian Quagmire. Americ...

  • India: three scenarios out to 2030

    Which scenario emerges as a result would depend on how the Muslims take forward the counter CAA agitation in face of the regime’s covert sabotage and vilification of the same.

  • Muslim Identity in CAA-NRC protests irks Shekhar Gupta

    “Acknowledged differences may create mutual respect, but hazy misunderstandings bring forth nothing but prejudice and rejection.” ― Tariq Ramadan in "Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernity" ...

  • We waited for a contest in Britain, we got a massacre

    The evening began disastrously not only because Boris Johnson won by a landslide but because our host, Lord Meghnad Desai, could not cook us a meal, having hurt his right hand (it is in plaster); our collective viewing of the election results w...

  • Legalised Lynching is not the solution to rising rapes in India

    Don’t overlook the fact that rapists come from within this society, they are part of our society and so we cannot distance ourselves, by coming up with barbaric ways of dealing with it.

  • Ayodhya bubble has burst!

    Decades earlier when means of communication were fairly limited, communal disturbance over Ayodhya-issue occurred almost throughout the country.

  • Not Just A Brexit Election: Outcome Will Tilt Global Balance

    The only way Capitalism in trauma can fight a progressive politician is to cast him as a 'Communist', anti-Semitic or one negligent of Islamic terrorism.

  • Islamophobia—the link in these suicides in higher places of learning

    All this truth coming out is a bit too late in the day as by now the falsehoods spread against Muslims are a core part of understanding of most of the people in the society.

  • It is an unjust order, Milords

    It is clear Indian Muslims have no choice but to keep quiet at this Himalayan injustice. Even their democratic right to peacefully register their protest has been snatched away with threats of National Security Act.

  • SC Verdict: What if Ram temple was demolished in 1992 instead of Babri Masjid?

    My consciences does not allow me to celebrate it the SC verdict, to forget the gross injustice done in broad-day light on December 6, 1992.

  • Ayodhya Verdict: A Litmus Test for Modi

    BJP is in power at the centre as well in Uttar Pradesh (UP). Any kind of communal chaos following the verdict would only throw question marks on the ability of this party.

  • BJP’s Nationalism and Electoral Chessboard

    BJP is a party with a difference in more ways than one. It is the major electoral formation which contrary to the values of Indian Constitution of secular, democratic nation, holds that India is a Hindu nation. It is the only party which is the...

  • Choice Before BJP: Hindu Rashtra Demands One Course, Elections Another

    Now that the BJP is diminished, why this sigh of relief? Mixing up 'pride' in Hinduism with demonstrable 'arrogance' of Hindutva power may be the cardinal mistake the Modi-Shah duet have made.

  • How can I decorate my courtyard with Rangoli?

    When unlit lamps of hope line those eyes how do I decorate this window  with lamps shining bright? When footprints get erased from your courtyard how can I decorate mine with colourful designs ...

  • Prophet Muhammad's Hudaybiyyah Treaty: Lesson For Muslims Coping With Ayodhya?

    If you study Hudaybiyyah as a parable alongside some of Iqbal’s couplets which Justice Khan so aptly quotes, his message becomes clear: 'communal disharmony' is what has to be conquered.

  • After Kashmir, Indian Muslims are worried even more

    Tell me, what did the establishment achieve by the two-month-long clampdown in the Kashmir Valley? Little point for the sarkar to be coming up those patent one-liners along the strain that ‘now that the mobile connectivity restored, so al...

  • Modi’s Ploy: Mahatma Gandhi & Sardar Patel!

    In all probability, if Patel was not a Gujarati and/or if held some other name, Modi may not have taken so many steps to display the importance he gives to him.