Ehsan Jafri fired or not but can it justify lesser punishment to killers of 69?

By Masood Peshimam for,

After 14 years of sweat and toil A SIT Court held a mirror to reality by terming the Gularg society massacre in Gujarat the darkest day in the civil society and awarded the life terms to 11 convicts for burning alive 69 people, including former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, in one of the worst riots of post Godhra violence of 2002.

Literary journal ‘Andaz-e-Bayan’ is the quest for understanding feminine pain and protest

Literary journal ‘Andaz-e-Bayan’ is the quest for understanding feminine pain and protest

By Manzar Imam for,

Achyuta Samanta and the role of KISS in empowering Odisha's tribals

By Rajaraman Sundaresan for

This Ramadan (and forever) be a good wife

After giving lessons to husbands, Asma is back with some instructions to wives.

By Asma Anjum Khan for,

I drew a blank, as I began to arrange my thoughts on the virtues of a good wife.

Most guys would say, beauty comes first, and that means the girl should be fair and a darker shade is a complete no no, even if the guy is ten shades darker himself. Next?

She should be homely, docile, and good in kitchen.

Changing women identity in Kashmir

By Bilal Ahmad Malik,

March of Fascism, across the land

From the world’s oldest democracy to the largest -- and from America to Australia, fascism has been on the rise. Liberal democracies have been silently watching as the forces of darkness stalk the land

By Aijaz Zaka Syed

Can I express without being judged as a Muslim, and a woman?

By Sabrina Iqbal Sircar for

Negotiating with Undeclared Emergency

Pushkar Raj for,

Last month, Hyderabad police registered a case against Prof. Kancha Ilaiah for writing an article in a Telugu daily, entitled ‘Is God not a democrat’? The article questioned inequality in society and discussed concept of god. For doing so the professor was reproached for insulting sentiments of a community and charged for promoting enmity between different religious groups under section 153 (A) and 295 (A) of Indian Penal Code.

Raza Academy says cleaning an 'insulting job', Islamic teachings say otherwise

By A Mirsab,,

An advertisement calling for a sanitation worker from the people belonging to unreserved general category - Brahmin, Kshatriya, Bania, Patel, Jain, Sayyed, Pathan, Syrian Christian and Parsi - by the Ahmedabad based NGO Human Development and Research Centre (HDRC), run by Saint Xavier’s Non Formal Education Society met with an expected outrage from right wing organization.

नन्हें रोज़ेदारों की दिलचस्प दास्तान

फ़हमिना हुसैन,

दिल्ली: रमज़ान के पाक महीने में रोज़े के साथ इबादत का मज़ा ही कुछ और है. तभी तो बड़े तो बड़े बच्चे भी रमज़ान की आमद में पीछे नहीं हटते हैं. यहां कोई रोज़े लग जाने का नखड़ा करके सोता है तो कोई अपने सिर्फ एक दांत से रोज़ा रहता है.