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Naseeruddin Shah ko Gussa Kyon Aata hai?

December 31, 2018 - 6:27 pm in Culture

The index of health of democratic society is gauzed by the feeling of security experienced by the minorities. Similarly one can say that the degree of democracy in a society is reflected by the degree of ‘freedom of expression’ in the society. In India…

Bulandshahr: Unraveling the anatomy of a riot | Ram Puniyani

December 21, 2018 - 8:29 pm in Culture, Society

The scene of violence in the name of emotive issues has been continuously throwing new patterns of instigating and orchestrating violence. In recent times…

Indian Constitutional Courts and Secularism | Irfan Engineer

November 12, 2018 - 6:14 pm in Culture, Governance

Traditions and customs are being used to redefine and redraw the contours of secularism in India in last couple of years. The Constitutional parents,…

Have Muslim failed Islam in dealing the caste discrimination issue?

November 8, 2018 - 11:54 am in Culture

Pakistan is on the turmoil at the moment. In a historic judgment Pakistan Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, a Dalit Christian woman who was sentenced to death by the lower courts for the charges of blasphemy. The court judgment has created an unprecedented…

Need for Reconciliation with Justice | Babri Demolition and aftermath

October 10, 2018 - 11:02 am in Culture

In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court in a 2-1 majority verdict refused to refer the Dr. Faruqui verdict to Constitution bench. This said verdict had stated that Mosque in not an essential part of Islamic practice. In recent judgment the dissenter judge…

What to believe in: Words or deeds? RSS Supremo’s Public relations Exercise

October 4, 2018 - 11:47 am in Culture

Do organizations say what they intend to do? Not necessarily. This came out clearly from the three long lectures by RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat. The event was supposed to be a dialogue, but the maximum of dialogue one could see was his answering few questions…

Need to Combat Emerging Global Sectarianism

September 20, 2018 - 1:01 pm in Culture

Like people of all regions and religions, a large number of Hindus have been migrating to all the parts of World. The reason behind this is better pastures and better living standards in those places. In most of the parts of the World one can see a substantial…

Korean Anniversary: Confidence-building Measures Still Needed

September 14, 2018 - 3:37 pm in Culture, Politics, Reforms

Sunday 9 September was the 70th anniversary of the creation of North Korea. As has been usual in recent years there was a very highly-structured ceremonial parade. Such mass events are used to convey policy  priorities to its citizens and to the outside…

Can RSS be compared to Muslim Brotherhood? | Ram Puniyani

September 12, 2018 - 2:41 pm in Culture

In his recent tour abroad (August 2018) while addressing the International Institute for Strategic Studies Rahul Gandhi stated that "The RSS is trying to change the nature of India. There is no other organization in India that wants to capture India's institutions...…

Kabir: Love, Mysticism and an Alternative Vision

July 4, 2018 - 5:38 pm in Culture

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that”- Martin Luther King Jr. While many wise persons through the centuries the world over have spoken about love and its transformative value, in…