Muslim

  • Yes, I am a Hindu and I'm no different from a Muslim sitting next to me

    Under the radar |  Rishabh Madhavendra Pratap
    When Lok Sabha elections are underway, political parties are leaving no stone unturned to assure their victory. Not only political parties but everyone including the...

  • Marginalised within the margins: Meitei Muslims in Manipur

    Nambul Turel |  Soibam Haripriya
    Ever since childhood I remember being in highly homogeneous groups of friends and familial circles. Such circles have the tendency to numb us to differences,...

  • Pakistan's caged social media

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Even though Pakistan has enjoyed one full term of a democratically elected government, followed by a successful election last year, its citizens are struggling to...

  • Muslim community not yet convinced about AAP

    Afsar's Take |  Afsar Ahmad
    The popularity of the Aam Aadmi Party has skyrocketed after the party's stunning debut in Delhi assembly elections in December 2013. National parties like BJP...

  • In times of turmoil - Little Egypt

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    It was 6 am when Samy Sharkawo, a 60 year old limousine driver from Astoria, Queens saw his television set beaming images from Cairo. Overnight,...

  • India's most wanted

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The police must answer why innocent Muslims are being implicated in terror cases When in doubt about a terror investigation, blame the most readily ...

  • A review of Saba Naqvi's 'In Good Faith'

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    While much work has been done on exploring and exposing communalism in India, relatively little attempt has been made to understand its conjoined twin, secularism....

  • Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi: When poetry meets piety

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    By the late 11th century veneration of the Prophet had begun to assume a visible form in different parts of the by-now burgeoning Islamic world....

  • How to take rabble rousers like Owaisi to task

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    It has been my experience that the best way to deal with political rabble rousers is to call their bluff and bluster. I have never...

  • The bad girl of Urdu literature: Dr Rashid Jahan

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    Rashid Jahan was a woman of many parts: a brilliant and hardworking doctor, a dedicated member of the Communist Party, a committed political organizer, a...

  • Riders on the storm

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Muslims are seeking a new narrative in Gujarat beyond victimhood The land of historic Gandhian satyagrahas like Kheda, Bardoli and the Dandi March, Gujarat ...

  • Ayodhya 1992, Gujarat 2002, Mumbai 2012

    The Other |  Nadim Asrar
    Two decades is almost a third of the journey that independent India has covered since 1947. It's been a long journey, chequered with events that...

  • The shadow of December 6, 1992, Ayodhya, still continues to haunt the idea of India

    The One World Blog |  Manu Bhagavan
    6 December 1992. Ayodhya burned, while NaRao fiddled (at a puja)(i). Flash forward 20 years. Today, in the heart of Hyderabad, once celebrated ...

  • When your name becomes your worst enemy

    The Other |  Nadim Asrar
    A research officer from the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences was recently harassed in Hyderabad while he worked on a report on terror cases...

  • Re-thinking Hindus and Muslims

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    A new lexicon is needed to create a new relationship Old ghosts have a way of re-appearing. Manmohan Singh has warned senior police officers ...

  • Fasting, feasting: foods for the faithful

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    The holy month of Ramzan is a period of fasting and prayer, charity and piety, retreat and abstinence. Lasting one lunar month (roughly 29 or...

  • Keep the burqa, remove the veil

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    My first reaction on reading the news that St Aloysius College in Mangalore had restricted the use of burqa was that it was unnecessarily provocative....

  • The lonely BJP candidate of UP

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    The BJP has just one Muslim candidate among its 403 in Uttar Pradesh where there live 37 million Muslims. It is symptomatic of the party's...

  • UP elections 2012: trial by fire

    After the Break |  Ashutosh
    A teary-eyed Congress as election fever heats up in Uttar Pradesh. Two rounds of votes have been polled. Congress continues to cling on to its...

  • Rushdie row: fought on TV, by the mullahs

    Afsar's Take |  Afsar Ahmad
    For the last few days, Salman Rushdie is in the news. Some are speaking in his favour and some against. A controversy is on. His...

  • Women second class students at AMU

    The Second Sex |  Asiya Islam
    One would think that the focal point of any university and the experience of being at university is the institution's library. Not for students of...

  • Taming a rogue politician

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    Digvijaya Singh's nefarious statements are as worrisome as his boss Rahul Gandhi's silence over them. Is Singh executing a script? In 2003, as Madhya ...

  • In Forbes' India, Forbesganj remains an anomaly

    The Other |  Nadim Asrar
    Bihar, in a new, resurgent India, is often presented as a case study of what a positive politics of development and inclusive growth can yield....

  • Waging War, Cooking Peace

    Excess Baggage |  Shiv Visvanathan
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama once commented on George Bush by saying, "He brings out the Muslim in me." Put with all the delicacy and...

  • Pakistan: Beyond the Crisis State

    Diplomat's Diary |  Wajid Shamsul Hasan
    Since Pakistan has been in the eye of the storm, many books are being published on the future of the state. Not many are objective...

  • Can a 'closed' AMU be a model for Muslims?

    The Other |  Nadim Asrar
    If there is one obscure Latin word that the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus is quite familiar with, it's 'sine die'. I think it all...

  • My memories of Manama

    PM77 |  Paarull
    The Manama I see on TV these days looks nothing like the Manama I visited last year in May and December. I enjoyed the modern,...

  • Biologist denied visa : Should media report this?

    Beasts in my Belfry |  Bahar Dutt
    This week we did a story on Faiyaz Khudsar. Faiyaz is a wildlife biologist who has been working on reviving the Yamuna Biodiversity Park a...

  • Has clash of civilization arrived?

    The Wanderer |  K Aravamudhan
    What is the right balance between expression of religious belief and national values? Is Europe suffering from xenophobia in the name of secularism? Will forcing...