Was Delhi University fiasco avoidable?

By Abha Dev Habib,

The high drama over FYUP (Four Year Undergraduate Programme) rollback at Delhi University has raised many pertinent questions. Delhi University has become a case study that educators and policymakers must understand before any other educational institution follows the same trajectory knowingly or unknowingly.

China’s crackdown continues on Xinjiang Muslims; bans fasting in Ramadan

By A. Mirsab,,

Battling the continued terrorist acts in the country purported from Uighur Muslims, China has adopted a controversial move of banning millions of Muslims from compulsory fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam which is obligatory on every Muslim to observe for the whole month in the day time (from sun rise to sun set).

Rising delivery defaults push demand for ready-to-move homes

By Vinod Behl,

Amid rising property prices, high loan rates and rising delivery defaults, home buyers are increasingly opting for ready-to-move properties to ensure safety of their investment.


Condom, caste and morality

By Yogesh Maitreya


Jaitley's budget mustn't sell rupee short

By Vatsal Srivastava,

The Iraqi crisis and the possibility of an oil supply shock have shown how quickly things can change in the foreign exchange market. The global macro risks that have merged out of the Middle East in recent weeks have pushed crude prices higher by about five percent and this in turn has led to the rupee breach the all important psychological 60 mark to the dollar.

Gujarat police officers must pay compensation

Gulzar Azmi, Secretary (Legal cell) of the Jamiat E Ulama Maharashtra, seeks compensation for the people framed in the Akshardham attack case by police officers.

By Sayed Abdul Aziz,

The names of Adam Ajmeri, Mufti Abdul Qayyum Mansuri, Mohammed Salim Shaikh, Abdul Qadri and Altaf Hussain would have been lost in the dungeons of Gujarat’s prisons, had it not been for the sustained efforts of the Jamiat e Ulama Maharashtra (Arshad Madani).

Striving for gender justice: Overcoming obstacles

By Ram Puniyani,

While on one hand a PIL has been filed for UCC, there is another significant development in this direction. This relates to the personal laws of Muslim community. That ‘Muslim women are subject to more domination and gender injustice’ has been a widespread perception. While as such the Personal laws of different religious communities are not giving due justice to women, the popular focus is mainly on the Muslim community. This despite the fact that there are number of Muslim women’s groups who are striving for gender just civil codes within Muslim community. The recently released Nikahnama (Marriage Norms) by Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) is one such leap by Muslim women to overcome the shackles of patriarchal grip on the Muslim women. Model Nikahnama released by BMMA (June 23, 2014) is an important step in this direction, in the direction of empowering Muslim women This tries to give the solution to various problems faced by Muslim women. It outlines the various steps for which the large section of Muslim women is longing for.

Building cities with no souls

By Amit Kapoor,

Urbanization has been an integral part of India’s growth story. The country today has an urban population of 377.10 million (31.2 percent of the total) and is continually expanding its base. Factors such as the rise in population, migration to urban areas and increase in nuclear families have changed the entire demographics of the country. This swift progression of the population base demands newer sets of cities, both for the urban and urban poor population.


Ramadan thoughts: Al-Hilal vs Al-Hisab

Minaret of Jama Masjid of Moradabad

By Kashif-ul-Huda,

Budget 2014 should not be price pushing exercise

By Syed Ali Mujtaba,

The forthcoming budget is eagerly awaited and if cues from the new government have to be interpreted, the national budget could be an exercise in taxation and pushing up the prices. If that may be the case, the new government seems willing walking into the policy paralysis trap.