updated 4:27 PM GMT, Dec 20, 2014

Can Modi really take on the Hindu hawks?

Can Modi really take on the Hindu hawks?

The sudden cancellation by the saffron hotheads of the religious reconversion programmes to welcome the minorities into the Hindu fold suggests that Narendra Modi has finally decided that enough is en

  • KDNN
  • Category: Columns

Peshawar attack: a war against God

Peshawar attack: a war against God

Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against God and His Messenger and strive upon earth (to cause) corruption, is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut o

  • Mujahid I Mughal
  • Category: Columns

Kashmir: the good, the bad and the deluded

An over excited media. High voter turnout. Pro freedom leadership in the shadows. Candidates rallying in locations they never dared venture into before. Article 370. The BJP. Ex Hurriyat leader creepi

  • By Muzzammil Ayyub Thakur
  • Category: Columns

Other-side of Modi’s assertive India

“Yeh Woh Hindustan Nahin Hai”, the sentence that was often repeated by Indian Prime Minister and his home minister Rajnath Singh during recent Indo-Pak stand-off. Whether this sentence is a reference

  • Dr Sheikh Showkat Hussain
  • Category: Columns

Kashmir: a case of dirty politics 

‘That Karakul cap looks nice on you Papa but Granddad bequeathed it to me when he died and beckoned me to wear it on first day at job’.   My father replied: ‘For today only my son I will use it to tak

  • Dr Abdul Majid Siraj
  • Category: Columns

Kashmir: The Visoka’s Curse!

The mythological curse seems to have stuck to Kashmiris over the ages!

Sajjad Lone seems to be nearing his “Achievable Nationhood” after forgetting the unachievable part! From the vision of an indepen

  • Mohammad Ashraf
  • Category: Columns

Nehru's perfidy in Kashmir

14th November, is the day when Jawahar Lal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minster was born in 1889. In 1946, he became head of the interim Govt. with the title of Vice president of Executive Council. Upon

  • Abdul Majid Zargar
  • Category: Columns

Flooded Kashmir — a fortnight later

Kashmir has once again been vitiated — now by Nature. There has already been recent history of adversities of different hues. The poor Kashmiris somehow continue to be at the receiving end: from the t

  • Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood,
  • Category: Columns

What the floodwaters drowned in Kashmir?

What the floodwaters drowned in Kashmir?

The floodswaters that splashed large parts of Kashmir from the beginning of September 2014 drowned concocted myths along with it. The pro Indian political administration that the Indian State had put

  • Inam ul Rehman
  • Category: Columns

Drowning Kashmir: when life froze in Srinagar

Tragedies bring out the real in us; tragedies also unmask and rip off the façade from many pretentions. When waters were submerging Kashmir, the first thing that sunk were its governance systems, ever

  • Saadut Hussain
  • Category: Columns

What is the way out of Kashmir impasse?

India and Pakistan celebrated their 68 th independence day and Kashmir as usual served parchment for annual rejuvenation of nationalist fervor of both countries. The parchment (Kashmir) thus serves th

  • Latief Ahmad Dar
  • Category: Columns

BJP and the erosion of secularism in India

India has been declared a secular state by its written constitution and it is everyone’s duty to stand by and believe in this declaration. And yet recent political and social events have cast doubt on

  • Dr. Abdul Bari Naik
  • Category: Columns

Power of Indian money in global cricket

It is immaterial whether they lose the five-Test series at the Oval 1-3, 1-2, or tie 2-2, India will still return to England to play another five-match series four years from now. That’s the power of

  • By Veturi Srivatsa
  • Category: Columns

Israel and Saudi Arabia in a jam in Gaza

The US decision to launch limited air strikes to check the ISIS in Iraq and the Gaza initiatives in Cairo are obviously linked.

 

To understand the collective Arab panic over the Gaza ceasefire, an ov

  • Saeed Naqvi
  • Category: Columns

Gaza slaughter, Muslim causes and Kashmir

For Arabs self-preservation and power are more important than Muslims causes anywhere in the world in particular in Gaza or Kashmir (Kashmir is a Muslim majority cause). They are scared of one person

  • Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani
  • Category: Columns

Modi sends Advani, BJP old guard into exile

In the Hindu way of life, old age entails exile from home and hearth. As the Manu Smriti says, when a man sees "his skin wrinkled and his hair gray and when he sees the son of his son, then he should

  • Amulya Ganguli
  • Category: Columns