In an alternate universe, the Babri Masjid verdict by India’s Supreme court would have created ripples globally. The Apex court has condoned the heinous act of razing the 16th-century mosque and the violence in its aftermath that claimed an upward of 2,000 lives (mostly Muslims). India’s descent to a Hindu-fascist majoritarian state seems relentless, unchecked, … Continue reading India’s descent to Hindu-fascism
We have had a generation grow up under the shadows of the carnage around the destruction of Babri Masjid claiming an upward of 2000 lives across (mostly Muslims) Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat, Kanpur, Delhi, Bhopal, Ranchi, and Jamshedpur. What followed was hastened ghettoization of Muslim communities across North and Western India perpetuating a sense of alienation … Continue reading When hate wins
The past few months have been troubling for those who follow the Indian socio-political situation closely. Mob lynching in the name of cow-protection has morphed into a Frankenstein's monster. The state of Jharkhand in Eastern India is now turning out to be the epicenter of mob-justice & utter lawlessness. The ruling party including the incumbent … Continue reading Daily Takes: The Spectre of Mob Lynching In India
Come 15th August, India would mark its 71st Independence Day. That we as a nation have come a long way is an indisputable fact; a robust economy, a burgeoning middle- class & an aspirational youth that craves more opportunity are only a few among the long list of achievements of the world’s largest democracy. Still … Continue reading Fact Check: Why Vilifying Nehru Doesn’t Work
Along with Jinnah Savarkar was the other pillar of the two-nation theory, loved spewing venom & instigated young men to kill in the name of his vile ideology of exclusive nationalism. Most of these young men were quickly disowned by him once they had served their purpose. Curiously, Savarkar who’d sing eulogies in the name … Continue reading The Epitome Of Cowardice: Understanding “Veer” Savarkar
As it appears; the premise of the question is pretty flawed. To begin with; you’ve assumed that it’s incumbent on the Muslims of India to reach out to PM Modi, when in reality it’s the responsibility of the leaders to be all- inclusive & do away with suspicions (if any that may exist among people). … Continue reading How can the psyche of Muslims be changed towards Modi?
I remember those days when as a child, the first thing I’d wish to do on the Republic Day was to nag my parents until they took me to the bazaar to buy me the tricolor; the Indian flag. It became a twice a year ritual for much of my childhood & each time I’d … Continue reading This Republic Day Ponder A Little More
Firstly, some barrage of stats : Average growth (GSDP) between 1994-02 was 3.6% Average growth (GSDP) between 2001-12 was 6.3% Per capita income in 2000-01 was Rs. 9,980/- Per capita income in 2011-12 was Rs.21,734/- For further comparisons related to bifurcation of Bihar see Did Jharkhand progress after getting separated from Bihar? In terms of … Continue reading Daily Takes: On The Thought That Stable Government Can Bring Substantial Changes In Ranchi
Sadly, the policies pursued by state governments in the states like Jharkhand & Chhattisgarh are inimical to the substantial Adivasi populations there.
I’ll tell you one thing; Muslims in India particularly in the past two decades have finally realised that they are falling behind in most of the social indices from education to jobs & wealth. With a waning political clout, they now know that if they won't act fast, they risk being crippled permanently as the … Continue reading What Is The Next Big Thing About Islam/ Muslims In India?