Color coding of communal politics

By Ram Puniyani,

As per the reports from Ahmedabad (as on April 12, 2015), the uniform at Shahpur School, where most of the students are Hindu, is saffron and the color of uniform in Dani Limda School, where almost all the students are Muslim, is green. This is absolutely shocking! One knew that the ghettoization of Muslims in Ahmadabad is probably the worst in the country but, that the things will go this far, is unbelievable. The process of communalization which worsened after the 2002 Gujarat carnage is seeing a new low with incidents like this one.

The many wrong messages that hanging Yakub Memon would send

By Jyoti Punwani,

The Supreme Court's upholding the death sentence for the man who surrendered, hoping to clear his name in the Mumbai bomb blasts case, also draws our attention to the miscarriage of justice in the preceding riots.

A success story called the AAP (Book Review)

By M.R. Narayan Swamy,

Title: Capital Conquest; Author: Saba Naqvi; Publisher: Hachette India; Pages: 202; Price: Rs.499

'Make in India' can lead to 'Decade of Manufacturing'

By Amit Kapoor,

The government's manufacturing focus is evident. On the recent three-country foreign visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Make in India campaign received a fillip. India was also the partner country at Hannover Messe, described as the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology.

Sitaram Yechury: Suave, soft-spoken and dynamic

By Mohammed Shafeeq,

Hyderabad: Sitaram Yechury, who has been elected the new general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist, has been the most prominent face of the party for decades.

Suave and soft-spoken, he has been associated with the Communist movement since his student days and now at the age of 62 faces the onerous task of rebuilding the party.

Government must not be a tax terrorist: Experts

By Venkatachari Jagannathan,

Chennai: Even as the central government has decided to review the new norms to file income tax returns barely three days after it was notified, due to widespread angst, experts termed the original proposal nothing but "tax terrorism" unleashed on honest tax payers.

‘One size fits all’ criteria for media teaching needs review

By Syed Ali Mujtaba,

India saw media boom since 1990, when the country’s economy opened up and several media outlets were started to keep pace with the communication revolution that taking place around that time in the world.

The demand for media professionals created opportunities and those who aspired to join media profession came from all hues of educational background.

With Love from Obama, a 'Chadar' for Ajmer Sharif

By Quaid Najmi ,

Mumbai: The 803rd Urs (annual feast) celebrations of the revered saint Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisty of Ajmer, starting Monday, will be momentous affair this year - thanks to US President Barack Obama.

A red coloured, richly embroidered 'chadar' (holy cloth) will be offered on Obama's behalf at the mausoleum of the Garib Nawaz on the inaugural day of the weeklong urs, Haji Syed Salman Chishty, director of Ajmer's Chishty Foundation, told IANS.

Has Rahul Gandhi shot himself in the foot?

By Amulya Ganguli,

Unlike the Biblical tale of a prodigal son, the return of a foot-loose family member may not be a cause of great joy to his relatives. In Rahul Gandhi's case, it can be a source of embarrassment and misgivings.

The embarrassment is likely to be caused by speculation about where the not-so-young prince was for nearly two months, what he learnt during the days away from the madding crowd, and whether his ruminations - he is supposed to have taken a course in meditations (vipasana) - have eased the tensions caused by the setbacks suffered by his party from 2013.

Ambedkar’s ideology: Religion, nationalism and Indian Constitution

By Ram Puniyani,

In order to gain larger legitimacy, the RSS has been making claims of sorts. One that was made few months back was that Gandhi was impressed by functioning of RSS. Now, came another distortion that Ambedkar believed in Sangh ideology (Feb 15, 2015). This was stated by RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat. Recently on the occasion of Ambedkar’s 124th birth anniversary many programmes were held by RSS combine giving a pro-Hindutva tilt to presentation of Ambedkar.