Reserved thoughts on reservation

By Panchendra Kumar Naik for

India is facing acute political and moral disorders – flared recently by Hardik Patel led agitation for the reservation for the Patels. As a community, every leader has rights to demand their share of the pie, which is inadvertently grabbed by a few. However, leaders, while demanding their community’s political and economic right over the nations’ wealth, had failed to digest the very raison d'être for reservation.

A popular Muslim stereotype as opposed to official one

By Saeed Naqvi

On July 30, 2015, two high profile burials took place, almost formalizing new stereotypes of Indian Muslims. A former president of India and the other, a convicted terrorist, were buried in graveyards as far removed as Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and Mahim in Mumbai. The president was given a state burial. The “convict” received a popular burial, one befitting an iconic figure.

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Teen suicides jolt Kashmir

By Shamshad Ali

Srinagar: After her wake-up knocks at Mohsin's (name changed) door in the morning got no response, the worried mother called her husband. The door, locked from inside, was then broken open and the 19-year-old was found dead in the room.

Muslim population myth

By Dr kouser Fathima,

The release of data about Indian population based on religion has shattered many preconceived notions. The fear among the majority hard liners that Muslim population is increasing rapidly and very soon India will see a population inversion has been busted. Yes the population of Muslims has increased but is not as huge as otherwise projected. In fact the Muslim growth rate has shown reduction, which is commendable and need to sustain this for the next decade.

According to the survey , in 2001-2011, the population increased as follows:

A poet from Deoband and his epigrams in verse

By Vikas Datta

Homer tells us that Odysseus, on returning home, wreaked havoc on the suitors and their servitors who had occupied his home in his absence and the only one he spared was a poet - for being divinely inspired. From bards to balladeers to lyricists, poets have always been respected for crafting the most enduring and popular record of the human condition. And they offer some of the best - subtle but impactful - observations on society and politics - like this towering Urdu poet from Deoband.

Who will benefit from Owaisis' entry in Bihar?

By Syed Ubaidur Rahman

It was not long ago when Asaduddin Owaisi and his brother Akbarudin Owaisi romped home to heroes' welcome in Maharashtra. In the assembly elections last year in one of India's most industrialized states, the Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) party won two seats and was runner-up in four places. The rabidly communal party that was limited to Old Hyderabad had conquered a new citadel -- and smashed Congress hopes.

Patels bust Modi's favourite Gujarat model

By Amulya Ganguli

Nothing shows more starkly the distortions that have vitiated the policy of reservations as the agitation by the financially and politically influential Patel community in Gujarat for inclusion in the backward-caste category to avail of the quota system in the allocation of government jobs and educational opportunities.

Behind their quest for safety in the reserved categories is the evident failure of the much-vaunted 'Gujarat model' of development which was touted by Narendra Modi as the panacea for the entire country.

People refused to work with me when I fell ill: Kader Khan

Mumbai: Versatile actor-writer Kader Khan has said that after his illness, producers and directors were unwilling to take him in their films.

Kader Khan, who was present at the trailer launch of his upcoming comedy "Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi", was clearly having difficulty in talking and walking.

"Some people refused to keep me with them. I was a little unwell. And people refused to take me back into their films," he told the media.

But Kader Khan is pleased with the conduct of director Fauzia Arshi.