Modi leads over 37,000 to mark International Yoga Day

New Delhi: unprecedented demonstration of India's soft power as a record-breaking 37,000 people, including senior officials and diplomats, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed yoga, as India marked the inaugural UN International Day of Yoga at a grand event in the national capital on Sunday.

Ashiana: Bengaluru’s old age home

By Shaik Zakeer Hussain,,

Bengaluru: Abdul Hamid, 78, was a painter by profession. He did painting until recently. That was till the paint brush didn’t slip from his weak hands, decolouring whatever little glow was left in his life. With the responsibility of providing for his family still on his shoulders, he toiled on, taking up odd jobs for a meager pay.

Eight months ago, tragedy struck. While on their way, to visit Hamid in Bangalore, his wife, and two daughters were crushed to death, when the vehicle they were traveling in collided with a truck.

Racial and caste oppression have many similarities

By Rajesh Sampath,

Comparisons can be risky, but not impossible.

Consider for a moment India’s Dalits, or “untouchables,” and African Americans.

Racial inequality in America has its parallel in caste inequality in India even though by definition, race and caste are not the same thing. The story of one struggle for social justice can illuminate the pitfalls and prospects of success of another.

For BJP, euphoria of last May seem far away

By Amulya Ganguli

Till the quicksand of indiscretions enveloped Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had the advantage over its principal rival, the Congress, of not being the victim of any major scandal.

SIO – BHU और संघ के जुड़ाव पर SIO की सफ़ाई

[TwoCircles.Net पर प्रकाशित Student Islamic Organization (SIO) के विवादित कार्यक्रम की रपटों-आलेखों के जवाब के फलस्वरूप यह आलेख लिखा गया है. काशिफ़ अहमद फ़राज़ SIO के सदस्य हैं और सोशल मीडिया पर काफी सक्रिय हैं.]

काशिफ़ अहमद फ़राज़,

Manipur ambush village lies totally deserted

By David Mayum

Paraolon: More than a fortnight after the fateful separatist ambush on an Indian Army convoy that left 18 soldiers dead, Paraolon looks like a village of animals - not people.

Only domestic animals can be seen in the village, one kilometre from which lies the hill road where three separatist groups pulled off the deadly ambush on June 4.

Indian origin scientist to get Russia's highest tech award

By Hardev Sanotra

St Petersburg: B. Jayant Baliga, a US-based Indian-origin scientist, is being awarded Russia's top technology award in recognition of his work in energy management which brought about huge increase in efficiency and major savings.

The award will presented to Professor Baliga and Shuji Nakamura on Friday by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a ceremony here.

So why's this Modi worried in Bihar?

By Imran Khan

Patna: BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi - better known these days as SuMo to rhyme with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's NaMo - is seemingly a worried man ever since his party made it clear that there won't be a chief ministerial candidate ahead of the Bihar assembly elections.

The BJP has said that the party will fight the polls in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sushil Modi, who has been aspiring to become Bihar chief minister, was left disappointed with the party decision not to be projected for the top post.

SIO-BHU Conference: Why I don’t need to apologise to SIO and its apologists

By Mahtab Alam

On June 13, I received an email from Thouseef Madikeri, a national secretary of the Students’ Islamic Organization (SIO) of India, with an invitation to the ‘International Conference on Communal Harmony & Nation Building’. Theconference that was scheduled for June 15-16 at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) was jointly organised by the University’s Political Science Department and the SIO.

‘Haiya alal falaah – come towards Success’

Which success does it mean, the success in the world or hereafter? Why haven’t we realized yet that Allah (SWT) has chosen ‘success’ to be associated with masjid?

By Qutub Ahmed Siddiqui