Opinions

  • The fascist onslaught on the idea of India and the secular backlash

    On October 12, Sudheendra Kulkarni, journalist and aide to former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, was forcibly painted black by Shiv Sena goons for attending the release ceremony of Pakistani politician Khurshid Kasuri’s book. Kulkar...

  • Signs of the times — Tell me why

    No, I’m in no mood to write a ‘tell- me-why’ series, though several whys are bothering me – Tell me why we are getting hoodwinked by the who’s who in today’s political set-ups; can’t we see through thos...

  • Signs of the times

    Each single day hundreds are dying, thousands semi - dying yet this government insists on killing many more by its lop - sided policies. Terrorizing cum killing cum murdering tactics of the State.

  • No let up in communal mischief

    After a whole year of anti-Muslim slander campaign and sporadic violence against Muslims (to a lesser degree, against Christians as well), we had been hoping that the excitement of Sangh enthusiasts will wear off and they would calm down. No su...

  • Support Delhi's LG Najeeb Jung

    Najeeb Jung the current Lieutenant Governor of Delhi is one of the few upright and highly credible and capable Muslim senior officials in India. He is from a distinguished Delhi family with two of his brothers being IAS officials (retired now)....

  • MIM lost from Bandra East, What Next?

    Just concluded Bandra East election results give a wake-up call to MIM leadership. MIM should seriously look into reasons for the debacle. During previous election, they received 23,976 votes but now reduced to 15,050 (-37%). This down...

  • Kejriwal's paranoia as seen by an AAP Volunteer

    I first met Arvind Kejriwal on September 21, 2014 at Aditya Sadan, Ashoka Road as an intern under one of those programmes engineered by his group of intellectuals to reconnect with youths and students after his infamous resignation and Loksabha...

  • Rabindranath Tagore's concept of the nation-state

    The mythological tale of the demon Bhasmasur is well known. On whomsoever's head he put his palm was burnt to ashes. Now-a-day the Sangh Parivar is bent upon converting itself into a later day Bhasmasur. It has started putting its hand on t...

  • Another boost to food fascism

    It was Mahatma Gandhi’s advocacy of ahimsa (non-violence) in general and his concern for cow protection in particular that is reflected in the Directive Principles of the Constitution making it incumbent on the state to work for cow prote...

  • Case for checking neo-capitalist expansion

    In a national meet, political parties on February 2, Congress, CPI, CPM and NCP talked about attempts to vitiate the communal atmosphere primarily with the appeal to defeat the communal forces. Whatever else was said in the broadcast of the BJP...

  • Sorry Mr. Sareshwala, Muslims are not “fools”

    In a scathing attack on prominent Muslim faces and organizations, Mr. Zafar Sareshwala, a business baron of Gujarat and a protégé of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reportedly said, “In AIMPLB, except its president Maulana Rab...

  • Let’s relive the Black history

    The unprecedented development shown by the U.S. in all spheres over the last couple of centuries has failed to cover up for the evident divide in its society between the blacks and the non-black community. As the nation moves forward donning th...

  • Aam Aadmi Party: Victory of Common Man!

    The stunning victory of AamAadmi Party in Delhi state assembly elections within a span of less than a year is indeed historic. Its re-emergence is a milestone in Indian politics. With arrival of Arvind Kejriwal as Chief Minister 2.0 of Delhi, b...

  • #PK: Hindutva orgs would consider Muslims friends, if they recognise this threat

    From Love Jihad to Forced Conversions, from Sai Controversy to PK, the 'blame it on Muslims' game goes on.

  • The Anti-Christ on “Good Governance Day”

      Now, if your governance were good, You would not be wasting food On those whom your lord meant To be meek and beloved of god. You would hoard every morsel To profit those who are smart. Unburdened by a feeling...

  • The Toilet Test

    On the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, on October 2, 2019, nobody will defecate in the open anywhere in India. By then everyone of us will have a toilet to go to. This is the target of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan that the Prime Minister launched...

  • 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...