Peace Party and its curse of Hero worship

By Mohammed Kashif Yunus for

If you go through the advertisement, cut outs, hoardings and pamphlets of Peace Party of India, you will find that in 90% of these displays, there is only one photograph on it: that of its National President Dr Ayub. It is true that other parties like Congress, BSP, SP are also involved in such hero worship but there are three things which Peace Party must mind before toeing such path of hero worship.

Sharad Pawar’s support to Muslim youth wrongly implicated in terror cases reeks of opportunism

By Masood Peshinam for

A politician knows the value of speaking the truth: at least when it gives immense political benefits. Political narratives are fashioned depending on the exigencies of the situation.

The virtue of necessity does not turn it into a vice, as demonstrated by NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar.

What can we expect from the upcoming AMU student elections?

By Dr M. Mohibul Haque for

One last bright spark of Lucknow's glorious tradition

By Vikas Datta

Any literary tradition demonstrates its virtuosity and vitality in how even its last proponents keep up its standards, even as the style itself is declining due to changes in the political and social millieu and norms. The Lucknow School of Urdu Poetry was no exception. But even as we acknowledge change in times and tastes is inevitable, it seems unfortunate for a promising poet so eclipsed.

How students in Maulana Azad University fought prejudices to elect a Kashmiri president

By Anayat Ali Shah for

If you are following campus elections, chances are your attention has remained mainly on the Delhi University elections and the Jawaharlal University elections. But in Hyderabad, the student elections in Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) have given a lot of reasons to cheer too. A Kashmiri student, Tajamul Islam has won the presidential elections in the University, that too with a huge margin.

UK’s regulatory body warns right-wing organisation to stay away from RSS

By M Ghazali Khan,

London: Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), a right-wing organisation based in the UK, has been instructed to keep away from its parent body Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in India.

Islamic theological "expertise" in the liberal press

By Umair Azmi for

The article points out the internal inconsistencies in the theological arguments made by A. Faizur Rahman in articles which appeared in

Kashmir: New Delhi must seize the moment

By Amulya Ganguli

After the failure of the all-party delegation to make any headway in Kashmir because of the refusal of the separatists to talk to the team, it is back to square one in the state.

Following the setback, the centre apparently considered pursuing a new track by playing hardball with the Hurriyat conference. But this hasn't found favour with the opposition parties. They continue to insist on meeting all stakeholders even if the effort is yet to prove successful.

Between victimising and patronising; A critique of Brahmanism in media representations of trans people

Gee Imaan Semmalar

Why the Indian establishment fears Kejriwal?

By Saeed Naqvi

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte admittedly has an uncontrollable temper, otherwise he would not have used a common Filipino term of abuse against President Obama: Putang ina, which means "son of a whore". Over 3,000 people have been killed in three months in extra judicial killings as part of Dutertes crackdown on drugs. His outburst was in response to leaked reports that Obama would raise the issue of human rights abuses when he met Duterte on the margins of the East Asia summit in Laos.