Opinions

  • Modi’s Drive: Image Promotion!

    Modi and his supporters are trying all strategies possible to return to power in 2019. Their agenda is devoted to create greater hype about Modi’s image. Modi himself has devoted greater attention to promoting his image than actually ensuring impl...

  • Modi's India gallops to own bullet trains while existing railway is falling apart; and other such stories

    We are talking of smart cities when those traditionally structured ones are getting submerged and flooded. Whoever could have ever imagined that cities like Chennai, Mumbai, Srinagar or even the suburbs of New Delhi would get flooded

  • Nature abhors a vacuum and what follows is always better

    'Nature abhors a vacuum and dislikes a void,' Franz Kafka wrote and extended this statement while translating Roman poet Ovid. 'Poornam prakriti parivarnam' (Nature's essence lies in completeness), said Ashtavakra in his uni...

  • No proof Rogingyas indulge in crime in India, let alone terrorism

    Why is this government insensitive to the plight of these Rohingya when Sri Lankan Tamil refugees have been given refuge in the southern locales of the country and the Tibetan refugees have been officially housed.

  • Why Would A Rabbi Risk His Life For Prophet Muhammad?

    Ibn Ishaq, the earliest biographer of Prophet Muhammad, relates an amazing story about Rabbi Mukhayriq, a wealthy and learned leader of the tribe of Tha’labah, one of three Jewish tribes that had lived in Medina for centuries

  • The R plus M combination too much for the Sanghis!

    R for Rohingya refugees! M for Musalmans! And this combination seems enough for this right-wing Sarkar of the day to add the choicest prefixes of the day: ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Indian Mujahideen, Jihadists and whatever else gets scribbled along the sark...

  • Rahul Gandhi makes sense

    Congress is unable to make inroads because of the near absence of a visibly strong band of workers and also because of the negativity spread about the party and its leadership. Rahul Gandhi is not taken seriously. Why?

  • Rohingya Crisis: Let Humanity Prevail!

    The wars, imported civil wars, invasions and riots are the illegitimate weapons of the strong. Terrorism is the illegitimate weapon of the week. The weapon may be illegitimate but the grievances are often if not always genuine. If the world wit...

  • Gauri Lankesh's murder and militant atheism

    Just the way Dabholkar, Pansare and Kaburgi were killed for their anti-Hindutva stand, intrepid journalist Gauri Lankesh's voice was also silenced by those who don't want the voices of dissent to be heard. We're living in ...

  • India: A country that has 'gods' in jails

    The unprecedented violence following Ram Rahim Gurmeet's arrest and the ongoing stupidity cause one to ask, are we really civilised and sane? The clownish babas and their ever increasing clout will soon engulf the whole country. That such a...

  • A Critique on Supreme Court's Verdict on Instant Triple Talaq

    Different reactions to the Supreme Court verdict illustrate the proverbial incident when a group of blind persons touched an elephant, and each one of them described it according to the animal’s organ he had touched. Let me also sum up my...

  • Talaq Judgement: Muslim Women A Play Thing In Communal Politics?

    Intentionally or unintentionally on the part of their Lordships, the situation created by their judgement is fraught with politics, even though only one percent of Muslim women who have escaped talaq-talaq-talaq have reasons to rejoice.

  • Supreme Court’s suo-motu marriage with Triple Talaq

    The political drama in the name of triple talaq will do more harm to India by overtly moving towards the homogeneous hegemony of an ideology which assassinated the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

  • India’s Centennial in 30 years: Greatness through Knowledge-based Industry is within reach

    As we approach the hundredth anniversary of India independence, let us remind ourselves of our key strengths: a can-do spirit, a composite pluralist society, a democracy and a secular nation.

  • Signs of the Times — U.P. CM Yogi should go

    Yogi's government is accountable for these Gorakhpur deaths. Also for the callousness that followed… He should not manage to get away by hoodwinking the people, telling them that an inquiry is on!

  • BJP-RSS are playing full time games against Muslims, no need to apologise

    Let’s stop being apologetic to the sarkar of the day! Let’s stop giving long and short explanations to their lop-sided accusations and allegations... There seems no end to their bullying strategies.

  • What Does this Story say about the 70th Anniversary?

    This is a true story. I am revisiting it with a purpose, so that it collides head on with the nation’s 70th anniversary celebrations. Absolute, undiluted joy on this occasion would require total amnesia of that which accompanied independe...

  • Ahmad Patel Barely Survives to Keep Sonia’s Rahul Hopes Alive

    Parties fight to advance their mission or when parties face adversity. The Congress fights when chosen leaders are in trouble. A reversal for Ahmad Patel in Gujarat would have been an enormous loss of face for Sonia.

  • Saira Bano & Dilip Kumar; Ustad Dagar; Why does Uttarkhand have so many Langurs?

    It was obvious that Dilip Kumar hated this intrusion, and in chaste Urdu he said that I should have come only and only with a prior appointment, and they being so very busy here in New Delhi, did not have the time to say even a word.

  • Pope Francis’ efforts to promote inter-religious unity: A lesson for current day India

    In mid July 2017, the Interfaith Coalition for Peace organized a talk at India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC), New Delhi by Prof. Father Michael Calabria, Director of the Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies at St. Bonaventure Universityof USA...