Hakim Ajmal Khans last resting place: in a forgotten corner of Delhi

By Rana Safvi

Hakim Ajmal Khan a philanthropist, freedom fighter, famous hakeem and nationalist is a well known personality.

So I was very surprised when I was told that his grave was I one corner of The Hazrat Rasool numa compound in Panchkuian Road of Delhi

 this is the entrance to what once once a cultural and religious hub of Mughal India.

Now it’s a slum

Bengal polls a tale of development vs graft

By Anurag Dey & Sirshendu Panth

Kolkata : The two-month-long bitter, no-holds-barred campaign for the West Bengal assembly elections turned into a slugfest between development and corruption, with the ruling Trinamool Congress tom-tomming its infrastructural projects and welfare schemes and the opposition hitting back with missiles like the Narada and Saradha scams and the flyover collapse in the city.

Umar, My Namesake

By Umar, a JNU student,

'तेजस्वी यादव में सीएम बनने की क़ाबलियत' : वित्तमंत्री अब्दुल बारी सिद्दिक़ी

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

पटना: बिहार के वित्तमंत्री अब्दुल बारी सिद्दीक़ी ने एक ख़ास बातचीत में लालूप्रसाद यादव के बेटे तेजस्वी यादव को मुख्यमंत्री पद के लिए क़ाबिल ठहराते हुए कहा कि जब जीतन राम मांझी मुख्यमंत्री बन सकते हैं, तो दूसरा क्यों नहीं बन सकता. हालांकि इस बातचीत में उन्होंने यह भी स्पष्ट किया कि भविष्य के गर्भ में झांककर नहीं देखा जा सकता है.

Bombay HC judgment on beef ban is a ‘win-win’ for state and beef eaters

By A Mirsab,,

Friday’s Bombay High Court decision in regards with the ban on slaughter of bulls/bullocks in Maharashtra is neither completely against the government’s amendment to Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act nor does it restrict beef eaters from consuming beef in Maharashtra.

The high court tried to keep balance between the interests of both by allowing ban on slaughter of beef in the state while also allowing people to consume beef imported from other states. Thus the decision is in fact a ‘win-win’ situation for both.

Will Priyanka be the Congress face in UP?

By Amulya Ganguli

Uttar Pradesh is up for grabs in next year's assembly elections.

With anti-incumbency stalking the Akhilesh Yadav government, Narendra Modi losing his earlier appeal and Mayawati yet to live down her statue-building extravaganza when in power, there is no obvious winner.

Women run 14 percent Of Indian businesses, most self-financed

By Devanik Saha

Richa Dubey’s profession - running an online retail business that connects artisans with consumers - may not appear unusual for a modern Indian woman, but newly-released data indicate just how much women lag men.

Why India’s construction slowdown threatens to increase poverty

Abhirup Bhunia

The construction sector in India, which employed more than 44 million people at the end of 2010 (the last date for which official data are available), is witnessing a slowdown, affecting millions of people moving from farming to the construction sector.

Constituting 7.8 percent of India’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2013-14, the real-estate sector was buffeted by domestic and global slowdowns, with growth decelerating from 7.6 perccent in 2012-13 to six percent in 2013-14.

True to their roots: US-based Indian doctor couple come to India every year to treat poor patients

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Hyderabad: Not many people would consider giving up their comfortable, albeit hectic schedule in the US and traveling to India to treat poor patients at their own cost. But a couple from Chicago has been doing exactly this for the past four years.

Growing Intolerance in a Tolerant Society

Ram Puniyani

Towards the end of 2015 many a writers and accomplished eminent citizens returned their national honors; protesting against the growing atmosphere of intolerance. The list was long and this acted as a process where some introspection took place in the society. Still the ruling dispensation and its associates in the Hindu right wing politics, the RSS combine, began criticizing those who returned their awards, accusing them of being politically motivated. They were also criticized for doing so to influence the forthcoming state assembly elections in Bihar.