On the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Malcolm X

By Dr.Asma Anjum Khan,,

O, Malcolm, My Malcolm:
You are present when you are away.

Dearest Malcolm,

You were just a name for me from my history books; until I read Maya Angelou’s account of meeting you at Harlem. That day something changed.

Eid-e-Gulabi: The unifying colour and spirit of Holi

By Firoz Bakht Ahmed,

Holi has a Muslim history as well. Revered Sufi saints like Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia and Ameer Khusro have, in their chaste Persian and Hindvi poetry, adored the 'pink' festival generously.

The last Moghul Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, allowed his Hindu ministers to smear his forehead with gulal on Holi. He believed that his religion would not be affected by this social ritual.

Political history of Muslims of Muzaffarpur since 1857

By Kashif-ul-Huda,

History should not be merely recounting of exploits of famous people or important conflicts. It should also be about changes happening at the grassroots level and how these local changes shape the course of communities and nations. Mohammad Sajjad’s Contesting Colonialism and Separatism: Muslims of Muzaffarpur Since 1857 falls into the latter category of History narration.

Crisis shows AAP, Kejriwal in poor light

By M.R. Narayan Swamy,

There are no winners in the ugly spat that was in full play at the AAP leadership meet which saw the exit of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), the party's highest decision making body. But there is one sure loser: the Aam Aadmi Party.

Paramhansa Yogananda: India's first yoga guru in the US

By M.R. Narayan Swamy,

If India's idea of an International Yoga Day has found easy acceptance in the UN, much of the credit must go to Paramhansa Yogananda, India's first yoga guru in the US whose 62nd death anniversary falls this Saturday.

Unlike Swami Vivekananda, Yogananda is not that widely appreciated although he played a huge role in laying the foundation for yoga in the United States a century ago.

Budget 2015-16 - Short on real(ty) expectations

By Vinod Behl,

The progressive and forward looking budget for 2015-16 demonstrating pro-growth and pro-investment themes scores high on revitalizing the economy but is low on realty revival, with the real estate sector being only an indirect beneficiary.

Jitan Ram Manjhi: Will he succeed in his gamble?

By Soroor Ahmed,,

Though the outgoing Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi earned political martyrdom, yet it is debatable who inflicted more wounds on him. True, the last bullet was fired by his mentor-turned-tormentor Nitish Kumar, the injuries caused to him by the BJP in the first seven months of his nine-month regime proved no less fatal.

"We are walking skeletons"

By Somnath Mukherji,

As we stood talking to a woman in the village of Madanpur in Murshidabad, her 6 or 7 year old girl used her body weight to pump water out of the handpump and drank from a bowl.

Why have you come here?” a man rushed towards us.

“We are trying to understand the issue and see what we can do,” we explained.

Javed Habib: A Character of Greek Tragedy

By Urdu Media Monitor,

جاوید حبیب : ہجوم سے تنہائی تک

Javed Habib: Hujoom se Tanhai Tak

Compiled by: Masoom Moradabadi

Reviewed by: M Ghazali Khan

Published by: Khabardar Publications, Z-103 Taj Enclave, Gita Colony, Delhi 110031, Email, Mobile: 09810780563

If you were asked to name a personality who studied at AMU, was a selfless activist, fearless and gifted orator as well a writer, launched a newspaper but had to stop it, lived an austere saintly life and could not earn even as much as to be able to buy a basic four wall residence, you would be excused to think of Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar or may be Maulana Hasrat Mohani.

जर्मन बेकरी धमाका : सवालों के घेरे में न्यायपालिका व जांच एजेंसियां

[किस तरह जांच एजेंसियों ने बेबुनियाद तथ्यों और गवाहों की आड़ में भारतीय न्यायिक प्रक्रिया को खेल का विषय बना दिया?]

By अबू बकर सब्बाक़ सुबहानी (एपीसीआर),

साल 2010, तारीख 13 फरवरी : पुणे एक बड़े बम धमाके का निशाना बना. यह धमाका कोरेगांव पार्क स्थित जर्मन बेकरी नामक रेस्तरां में हुआ था. इस दुर्घटना में 17 लोग मारे गए और 58 लोग घायल हुए थे. जांच की जि़म्मेदारी से एटीएस को सौंप दी गई. एटीएस ने 7 सितम्बर को पुणे रेलवे स्टेशन से हिमायत बेग की गिरफ़्तारी दिखाई. यूएपीए कानून के तहत हिमायत बेग को एक माह की रिमांड पर एटीएस को दे दिया गया. एटीएस ने 4 दिसम्बर 2010 को हिमायत बेग के खिलाफ़ पुणे सेशन कोर्ट में चार्जशीट दाखिल कर दी. इसके उलट हिमायत बेग के अनुसार उसकी गिरफ़्तारी 18 अगस्त 2010 को उदगीर से हुई और उसे 20 दिनों तक गैरकानूनी हिरासत में टार्चर किया गया.