At some point around 1789 when the French queen, Marie-Antoinette, was told that her subjects had no bread to eat, she is believed to have said, “let them eat cake”! Some of the criticisms of the proposed Minimum Income Guarantee betrays similar arrogance and/or naivety. While the response of the[Read More…]
23rd March marks 88th martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru, the three revolutionaries of freedom movement who were hanged by the British Raj for acting on their dream of freedom through mixed blend of both violence and non-violence. Considering them just as gun-toting nationalists’ remains our drawback[Read More…]
As an Indian Muslim, the most significant event was that it was on the 27th of Ramadan, 1947 that freedom came to our country (27th Ramadan is the day of Laylatul Qadr, the night of destiny).
I heard about the New Zealand shooting in the morning, in bits and pieces, on Twitter, as it usually is on Twitter, “shooting” “Mosque” “New Zealand”. And you know what my first thought was, yes you guessed it right, Oh dear Lord, let the shooter not be a Muslim, selfish[Read More…]
Uighurs are mostly of Turkic origin and speak Turkish, some of them are Kazakhs. The total population is around 24 million and about a half of them are Sunni Muslims.
Everyone has been going round and round in circles, quoting one economist or the other to either prove demonetisation was a success or a monumental failure. Many of us do not realize that we do not need any economist to prove whether demonetisation was a goalpost changing disaster or a[Read More…]
Women must not be held accountable for men’s deeds.
8th March is the International Women’s Day, a moment to rejoice and express collective solidarity for females of our society. Without fail, every International Women’s Day usual efforts to recognize their achievements in social, economic and political spheres hits public domain loaded with enthusiasm while many just wake to mere[Read More…]
Venturing out into an unknown territory when you rely on your compass, it indicates you the North. And if its dark and you have no compass at hand, your only guide is that brightest North Star. The Indian Political compass has always been affected by this phenomena. And in this[Read More…]
The courageous dignity of IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman amidst the Pakistani forces emerged as a beacon of what real valour and pride looks like. Everyone noted the contrast with shrill jingoinsm of the news anchors who had been war mongering and baying for blood for the past few days. The[Read More…]