2011 Census of India – the critical factor affecting growth rate differential

By Misbahuddin Mirza

Go for second baby for a super married life

New York: If marital satisfaction is what you miss the most after the first child, plan the second baby now to get the mojo back in your love life.

According to researchers from the University of Michigan, several married couples get stressed after the first child birth with the new and challenging duties staring at them.

But with the arrival of the second baby, the quality of married life slowly returns to where it was before the first birth.

Mirza Aejaz Baig: An ordinary teacher with an extra-ordinary zeal for poor to complete their matriculation

By A Mirsab,,

Central government is spending crores of rupees to eradicate illiteracy through scores of schemes such as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (The Education for All Movement) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (National Mission for Secondary Education). But still there are many in the country that is deprived of such schemes due to various reasons.

WhatsApp Muslims: Is this your identity?

Social networking applications (apps) like WhatsApp may be creating more anxiety, confusion and divisions, rather than love, brotherhood, and peace within the Muslim community.

By Qutub Ahmed Siddiqui for

Are all secular parties callous towards Muslims?

Should Muslim Parties oppose secular parties or have alliances with them?

By Kaleem Kawaja,

To answer the above questions we should first not put all secular parties in the same bag. Look at each of them separately. Congress, the largest secular party was not callous against Muslims up until the time when Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were leaders of Congress. In those days Congress leadership did pay attention to the problems of Muslims though not full attention.

Why is Gujarat burning?

By Jaspal Singh

"Gujarat is burning" " Gujarat is on a boil", headlines of TV and other media are screaming, with images of police attacking the people, stone pelting, buses burning and arson and violence. Another headline is asking why the Patels who were the bulwark of support of BJP and Modi are on war path with them? Some people abroad are asking that why those people who organized a big show in Madison square about Gujarat Model and Modi are now cursing them?

Remembering Muzaffarnagar

By Abul Kalam Azad,

"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce" - Karl Marx

Trumpets blaring, announcing the ending of a prolonged beginning! Delirious youth holding cans vomiting white dust, like blood of a snowy dawn. Booze unleashed on streets strewn with garlands, like colourful scars on stony faces. A person, visibly shaken with elation, beams, as if in a trance, that the wheels of time have turned and the leaders can no longer betray the 'Hindu community'.

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj: To Each Ones’ Own!

By Ram Puniyani,

How a book sparked of a Cold War battle

By Vikas Datta

Title: The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book; Authors: Peter Finn and Petra Couvee; Publisher: Vintage; Pages: 368; Price:Rs.499

So when exactly will the Muslims become the majority in India?


By Kashif-ul-Huda,

Headlines screamed more than the numbers when census 2011 data on religious communities was released earlier this week. The most sensational headlines declared that “Hindu population declined,” which is probably the farthest from the truth you can get.