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Kashmir and the costs of living in a conflict culture

By Bilal Ahmed Malik for TwoCircles.net

The concept of culture is fundamental to sociological and anthropological discourse. E. B. Tylor, a prominent pre-modern anthropologist, has given an inclusive definition of culture. He defines culture as, a complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, arts, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society.

Triple Talaq in its current form must come to an end

By Anam Rais Khan for TwoCircles.net

“The most hated of the Halaal (lawful things) to Allah is divorce.” Recorded by Abu Dawood, Ibn Maajah and Al-Haakim from Ibn ‘Umar. Al-Albaanee graded it Dha’eef (weak) in Dha’eef ul-Jaami’, #44, Al-Irwaa’, #2040, and Al-Mishkaat, #3280.

Indian Muslims, the missing link to Kashmir?

By Akif Ahmad for TwoCircles.net

I grew up in a small town of north India. My first impression of Kashmir was the imagery carved by Gul Gulshan Gulfaam, a popular television show of early 90s, which was thoroughly nuanced and sensitive in its treatment of the subject, but did little to combat the stereotypes that were being concretized about the state .

For upcoming Goa elections, Congress may consider nominating four Muslim candidates

By Imran Inamdar, TwoCircles.net

Panjim, Goa: As Goa goes to polls in the beginning of next year, the Congress party has said that they would consider nominating Muslim candidates for the upcoming elections.

The twin challenges of poverty and hunger

By Amit Kapoor

Goals 1 and 2 of the UNs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) envision eradicating poverty and ending hunger in an extreme form in the world by 2030. Much will depend on how developing countries fare on the twin goals over the coming decade-and-a-half. This is because a bulk of the poor and hungry population is concentrated in the developing regions of the world.

स्कूलतंत्र और मुनाफे की शिक्षा

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पिछले दिनों गुड़गांव के प्राइवेट स्कूल में पढ़ने वाले एक बच्चे के अभिभावक ने आरोप लगाया कि फीस न देने पर उनके बच्चे को स्कूल में तीन घंटे तक धूप में खड़ा रखा गया, इस दौरान बच्चे की हालत इतनी बिगड़ गयी कि उसे अस्पताल में भर्ती करना पड़ा. इसके बाद वह बच्चा इतना डर गया कि उसने स्कूल जाने से ही मना कर दिया.

Hyderabad emerges as hub of campaign against Uniform Civil Code

By Mohammed Shafeeq

Hyderabad : This historic city with a rich Muslim past has been at the forefront of most national campaigns on issues related to the community. And with the movement against a discussion on the Uniform Civil Code by the Law Commission gathering strength, it once again finds itself in the lead.

In centenary year, an academy to honour Bismillah Khan

By Quaid Najmi

Mumbai : Over two decades ago, shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan heard a young woman singer, Soma Ghosh, at the ISKCON Auditorium here, and invited her to a musical 'jugalbandi'.

Almost petrified by the unexpected invitation from a towering personality like Khan Sa'b -- as the world addressed him -- Soma didn't dare take up the gauntlet.

Kashmir's 100-day shutdown: Time refuses to heal

By Sheikh Qayoom

Srinagar : The almost daily anti-government protests, the curfew and near-total shutdowns, and a host of other restrictions sparked by the July 8 killing of a young militant enters its 100th day on Monday. With no respite in sight, both the separatists and authorities seem to be looking to 'Time' to resolve matters -- one way or the other.

Why BAPSA's support to Muslim Right is problematic: Part Two

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