निदा फ़ाज़ली, जिसकी कविता भी जैसे कोई जादू

महेंद्र कुमार 'सानी'

हालांकि किसी शायर को शहर का शायर, गांव का शायर या जनता का शायर जैसे खानों में विभाजित करना शायर के साथ अन्याय होगा. लेकिन समाज जब ख़ुद किसी शायर को अपना शायर कहने लगे तो ये किसी शायर के लिये सौभाग्य और सम्मान की बात होगी. 12 अक्टूबर 1938 को दिल्ली में जन्मे निदा फ़ाज़ली को समस्त हिन्दोस्तान की जनता ने स्वतः ही ये ख़िताब दिया है. विभाजन के बाद उनका परिवार पाकिस्तान हिज्रत कर गया मगर निदा फ़ाज़ली ने हिन्दोस्तान में ही रहना पसंद किया. ग्वालियर कॉलेज से M.A. किया और रोज़गार की तलाश में 1964 में मुम्बई चले आये.

Harvard India Conference sees protests against Rohith Vemula's suicide

By TCN News,

Cambridge (USA): The 13th annual edition of the Harvard India conference saw protests against the death of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit research scholar who was suspended by the Hyderabad Central University, leading him to commit suicide on January 17.

'Equal participation in solar projects can empower women'

By Sahana Ghosh

Kolkata : Women in Indian villages can challenge patriarchy and discriminating gender roles if their participation in solar electricity projects, from planning, implementation to maintenance, is absolute and equal, Norwegian researchers contend.

Karina Standal and Tanja Winther from the Centre of Development and Environment, University of Oslo, examined in a recent study how introduction of electricity in new contexts (solar power) affected gender relations in rural communities in Uttar Pradesh in India and in Bamiyan in Afghanistan.

Economy of Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh

By Amitava Mukherjee

Bangladesh is now at the crossroads.

The war crimes tribunals, set up to punish those who had committed crimes against humanity during Bangladesh's liberation war of 1971, have already sent to gallows three leading lights of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) -- Abdul Quader Mollah, Mohammed Qamruzzaman and Ali Ahsan Mujahid -- while death penalties have been awarded to Motiur Rahman Nizami, the chief of the JeI in Bangladesh. However, the Jamaat's enormous financial clout has created a dangerous situation for the Awami League-led government.

Protest processions mark day in Valley before the 3rd anniversary of hanging of Afzal Guru

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: A day before the third anniversary of hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru, who was convicted and hanged for his alleged role in the December 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament, the Valley on Monday witnessed an uneasy calm. Most of the day was occupied with protest rallies by different separatist groups.

Importantly, Guru was hanged on February 9, 2013 inside Tihar Jail in Delhi, whereas Maqbool Bhat, the founder of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front was also hung in the same jail on February 11, 1984.

Without Aligarh, India Wouldn’t Be Same Again

Quill Foundation offers Scholarships to under privileged for doing law

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: Quill Foundation, a research and advocacy group has decided to provide scholarships for young members from the society who are academically meritorious, financially weak but are interested in doing law and are also engaging with community issues.

However, the group says it is especially looking at people who have faced the violence of the state. It will mentor these fellows throughout their LLB program by placing them with rights groups, community organizations, and law firms.

How TRS captured Hyderabad

Hyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was widely expected to unfurl its flag on the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). But the scale of victory it scored was something which even its leaders had not anticipated.

Tracing Unpatriotic Patriots

By Sadiq Zafar for,

Today in contemporary India, a sizeable population of intellectuals is busy in discussing issues related to the princely states existing before the invasion of imperial forces in the 19th century. And the argument goes further to branding some as patriots and others as usurpers. So, what exactly are the parameters to judge in order to conclude any debate of such kind? We need to be a little logical in order to achieve any point where we can actually judge the role of any princely state as patriotic or unpatriotic.

Mohammed Ali Shihab: An inspiring journey from orphanage to UPSC

By Shafeeq Hudawi,,

“What is your strength, Ali?” asked the discerning panel during the interview round of the UPSC exams in 2011. The answer would change the life of Mohammed Ali Shihab forever.

“I come from a remote village in Kerala's Malappuram district and I was brought up in an orphanage. Having accommodated with 150 children, I led a social life even in my sleep. The orphanage lent me tolerance, patience and leadership quality along with other several merits needed for an ideal civil servant,” Mohammed Ali Shihab replied.