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.

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2011 Census of India – the critical factor affecting growth rate differential

By Misbahuddin Mirza

Go for second baby for a super married life

New York: If marital satisfaction is what you miss the most after the first child, plan the second baby now to get the mojo back in your love life.

According to researchers from the University of Michigan, several married couples get stressed after the first child birth with the new and challenging duties staring at them.

But with the arrival of the second baby, the quality of married life slowly returns to where it was before the first birth.

Mirza Aejaz Baig: An ordinary teacher with an extra-ordinary zeal for poor to complete their matriculation

By A Mirsab,,

Central government is spending crores of rupees to eradicate illiteracy through scores of schemes such as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (The Education for All Movement) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (National Mission for Secondary Education). But still there are many in the country that is deprived of such schemes due to various reasons.

WhatsApp Muslims: Is this your identity?

Social networking applications (apps) like WhatsApp may be creating more anxiety, confusion and divisions, rather than love, brotherhood, and peace within the Muslim community.

By Qutub Ahmed Siddiqui for

Are all secular parties callous towards Muslims?

Should Muslim Parties oppose secular parties or have alliances with them?

By Kaleem Kawaja,

To answer the above questions we should first not put all secular parties in the same bag. Look at each of them separately. Congress, the largest secular party was not callous against Muslims up until the time when Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were leaders of Congress. In those days Congress leadership did pay attention to the problems of Muslims though not full attention.

Why is Gujarat burning?

By Jaspal Singh

"Gujarat is burning" " Gujarat is on a boil", headlines of TV and other media are screaming, with images of police attacking the people, stone pelting, buses burning and arson and violence. Another headline is asking why the Patels who were the bulwark of support of BJP and Modi are on war path with them? Some people abroad are asking that why those people who organized a big show in Madison square about Gujarat Model and Modi are now cursing them?