‘Muslim Youth for India’ or for Modi?

By Mahtab Alam,

Last week, a friend from Jamia Millia Islamia sent a text message asking, “Muslim Youth for India kya organization hai (What organization is this, Muslim Youth for India)?” “Pahli baar suna hai”, I replied as indeed, I was hearing the name for the first time.

Why AAP bounced back and Congress is faltering

By Amulya Ganguli,

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had said after the Aam Admi Party's (AAP) success in the 2013 Delhi elections that there was much to learn from the fledgling outfit and that the Congress will do so "in a way you cannot imagine". More than a year later, when the AAP is again expected to fare well in Delhi, there is no sign that the Congress has learnt any lessons.

Fewer Muslim candidates in Delhi, AAP Muslims' favourite

By Gaurav Sharma ,

New Delhi: The number of Muslims contesting the assembly polls in Delhi has fallen significantly in comparison to 2013. And Muslim leaders and pundits feel most Muslims are likely to vote for the AAP.

More than liability, n-energy costs need to be addressed

By Rajgopal S. and Debapriya Das,

The last few days have seen the revival of the dormant India-US nuclear deal, signed in 2008. It took six long years for the two countries to declare that issues relating to the deal have been resolved which was claimed as a breakthrough. While one could feel good at finding a solution "culminating towards commercial operation consistent with our laws and international legal obligations", as stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, without further details, no clear conclusions can be drawn.

Decoding the Mahatma, World Cup trivia, geography

An original analysis of who was responsible for Mahatma Gandhi's death, a reader-friendly guide spanning 40 years of the cricket World Cup and getting to know the incredible geography of India - the IANS book stack this weekend is a power house of information. Take a look.

1. Book: The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi; Author: Makarand R. Paranjape; Publisher: Random House India; Pages: 331; Price: Rs.599

Indian democracy at the crossroads under current political dispensation

Transcript of Ashghar Ali Memorial lecture

By Ram Puniyani,

I begin this lecture paying tribute to my very dear friend, Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer, with whom I had the rare privilege of working with for close to two decades. Dr. Engineer was a unique scholar-activist, totally committed to the dream and vision of a humane society that honours the values of diversity and where human rights for all are the defining point.

दिल्ली चुनाव : छोटी गलती पर बड़ी पकड़

By मो. आसिफ़ इक़बाल,

देश की राजधानी दिल्ली फ़िलहाल सियासी पार्टियों और उनके प्रत्याशियों का अखाड़ा बनी हुई है. हर तरफ शोर-शराबा, जलसे-जुलूस, भाषण और घोषणाएं मौजूद हैं, जिन्होंने दिल्ली में एक विचित्र माहौल पैदा कर दिया है. ऐसा नहीं है कि दिल्ली में पहली बार चुनाव होने जा रहे हैं. लेकिन इसके बावजूद देश की दो बड़ी राजनीतिक पार्टियां - सत्तारूढ़ भाजपा और पिछले पंद्रह साल दिल्ली में सरकार में रहने वाली कांग्रेस - दोनों ही कुछ हैरान-परेशान दिख रही हैं. इन दो सबसे बड़ी राजनीतिक दलों की इस परेशानी दिल्लीवाले पहली बार महसूस भी कर रहे हैं.

केजरीवाल : क्यों कर रखा है सबको बेहाल ?

By ज़जम for,

जब हमारा देश दुसरे गियर से पांचवे गियर में जाने की तैयारी कर रहा है तब 5 फ़ीट 5 इंच का आदमी देश की राजधानी को सर पर उठा रखा है।

जब लोग भारत को सोने की चिड़िया और सुपर पावर बनने का सपना देख रहें हैं तब इस आदमी ने सड़क -बिजली-पानी की बात कर मज़ा ही किरकिरा कर दिया.

Modi-Obama's bulletproof summit: Was it climate-proof?

By Rajendra Shende,

When US President Barack Obama alighted from his bulletproof car on Rajpath on Jan 26, he was received by a steady drizzle before being ushered to a bulletproof enclosure for viewing the Republic Day parade. The colossal and colorful crowd showed climate-proof enthusiasm, climate-proof because the rains were not able to rein in their fervor.

Dhoni's men can get inspired by Paes

By Veturi Srivatsa,

Late last week, three things kept Indian sport in focus. The cricket team failed to make the tri-series final to end a dreadful tour of Australia, a Dutchman has been named the new national hockey coach and Leander Paes partnered another Martina (Hingis) to win his seventh Grand Slam title in mixed doubles to add to his eight in the men's doubles.