Why Asia’s longest iftar party failed to deliver?

By Qadri Inzamam,

मुस्लिम राष्ट्रीय मंच : मुस्लिमों का बढ़ावा या दिखावा

सिद्धांत मोहन

वाराणसी : कई दफा सोशल मीडिया पर एक तस्वीर शेयर होती दिखती है, जिसमें पथ-संचलन कर रहे राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ के कार्यकर्ताओं पर कुछ मुसलमान फूल बरसा रहे हैं. इन तस्वीरों के साथ अक्सर लिखा होता है, ‘यह है असली हिन्दू-मुस्लिम भाईचारा’. इस असली की गारंटी प्रगतिशील-जनवादी तबका नहीं देता है, इस असली की गारंटी अक्सर मुस्लिम भी नहीं देते हैं. इस असली की गारंटी भारतीय जनता पार्टी के समर्थक और संघ समर्पित लोग देते हैं.

Why seeking refuge appears the only option for Atali residents?

By Sadiq Zafar,

Traversing through the agrarian frontiers, joining nodes through a well-connected transport network, footprints of Atali village can be traced from the national capital travelling a distance of around 60 kms, an hour’s drive. Atali, a village in Ballabhgarh of Haryana, can be found on Wikipedia for no good reasons, riot, arson, loot and burglary. With the first step into the village through Adani owned gas pipeline, olfactory receptors start giving strong signals to the brain and this is not the phantosmia.

Bengal train blast: Local politicians, criminals also on NIA radar

By Rajnish Singh

New Delhi: Political parties, local gangs and terrorist organisations are among the suspects the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is tracking in its probe into the explosion in a suburban train in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.

NIA top brass have instructed officers investigating the blast on train number 31811 (Sealdah-Krishnanagar EMU local) at Titagarh railway station on May 12 to keep political parties and local gangs on its radar.

A Portrait of the Indian as a Young Dalit Girl: Part 7 – Being Janvi (Concluding part)

(Editor’s note: This was first published on as a single piece. We are reproducing the long form report in parts for readers.)

Protests over Inner Line Permit issue halts normal life in Manipur Staff Reporter,

Imphal: Unlike for most other citizens of the country, for Raees Ahmed, the ‘home-coming’ was ‘troublesome’ and rather a ‘curse’. The reason is simple as he is returning to his home town Imphal.

The capital of north-eastern state of Manipur is burning in series of protests against Inner Line Permit (ILP) for the outsiders. The protestors come out on the streets and burn tyres despite curfew being clamped for the fourth consecutive day.

Wrong development priority in spite of Socio-Economic Census and National Sample Survey findings

By Dr Rahul Pandey, Citizen News Service - CNS,

Yoga is India’s pride, but don’t impose it

By Aabid Ali Haider,

21st June, 2015 will be remembered as a remarkable day in history, when India along with the world commemorated the day as the first International Yoga day. The media both at the national and the international level extensively covered the event. On 21st June, India also set two new Guinness World Records - for the most individuals and individuals from the largest number of nationalities in performing the exercises at a single venue.

A Portrait of the Indian as a Young Dalit Girl: Part 6 – The Phone and the Sarpanch

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Myanmar: A new theatre of rivalry in South Asia

By Amitava Mukherjee

With the United States shifting the focus of its foreign policy to the Asia Pacific region, Myanmar has gained a tremendous strategic importance. This became clear when President Barack Obama had made Myanmar his first port of call after he assumed office in his second term. This is also the reason why Chinese President Xi Jinping had welcomed Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) to the Great Hall of the People in Beijing defying all diplomatic protocols.