राजस्थान का नागौर जिला दलितों की कब्रगाह बनता जा रहा है

By भंवर मेघवंशी,

राजस्थान के नागौर में हुए दलितों के जनसंहार पर भंवर मेघवंशी की यह रिपोर्ट इस मुल्क का चेहरा है, जो रोज ब रोज दलित-मुस्लिम-आदिवासी बस्तियों में देखने को मिलता है. भंवर राजस्थान में दलित, आदिवासी और घुमन्तु समुदाय के लिए संघर्षरत है. प्रतिरोध से साभार.

Building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in India

By Amit Kapoor,

The Narendra Modi government completed one year in office on Monday (May 25). One of the centerpieces of why the BJP-led NDA dispensation came to power was is its focus on development and governance.

Governance has largely been on track

(One Year of Modi Government)

By Anuj Puri,

As the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government enters its second year in office on Tuesday, there is no dearth of bouquets and brickbats for the "NaMo" regime in the media. On analysing the government's electoral assurances, the actions taken so far and the respective timelines being followed to achieve these, one would say it is reasonably on track in fulfilling its short-term, medium-term and long-term promises.

Afghanistan: Democracy with the flavor of narcotics

By Dr Mohammad Nazrul Bari and Milad Alimoradian,

Afghanistan has been the core of exhaustive research and analysis. This great landlocked country with an excellent ancient history has seen lots of difficult and different situations, especially in the last century; it suffered massively from several external and internal issues such as political, sociological, religious, etc. However, by looking at the internal issues we see that it’s linked to external interventions, which are not proliferating and productive for the country. This simply means that the external elements created the major devastating issues in the country: exploitation in all various forms can be seen as one of the main issues.

Through the people's lens: Modi's development model so far

Dr Rahul Pandey, Bobby Ramakant and Dr Sandeep Pandey, Citizen News Service - CNS

Story of Modi’s development model so far: Cutting health and education expenditure, forcing land acquisition, buying expensive jets and unsafe nuclear power, benefitting Big Business, diluting employment guarantee, fanning communal fires, exploiting Ganga, curbing dissent and shielding governance from public scrutiny.

Flights of imagination: An aeronautical engineer as a famous novelist

By Vikas Datta,

Immersed in aerodynamics, material science, structural analysis and the like, an aeronautical engineer would be the last person expected to be a successful and long-lasting novelist. But there was one who started writing for relaxation and eventually ended up with two dozen intricately-plotted but extremely engrossing works stretching from wartime romances to attempts for redemption to dire apocalyptic scenarios - with views on class, gender and race relations most unprecedented for his era.

Assam teen writes novel on ‘Generation Gap’

Tawhid Laskar, 16, is believed to be the youngest writer in Assam and undoubtedly the youngest Muslim debut writer of the region

By Maruf Alom,

Hojai (Assam): Simple, soft spoken, shy in nature but confident in outlook, thin in shape; this is all about a teenager of Hojai – a tiny town of Assam. During my last visit home in March 2015, I met him for the first time.

The itinerant prime minister yet to visit a Muslim country

By Saeed Naqvi,

Measuring a government’s achievements in its first year has to be inherently speculative. But some things can be put down to Narendra Modi’s account with a degree of certainty. He has in his first year as prime minister, never worn a Muslim cap although it is difficult to identify a cap of that denominational description.

People retain hope in Modi, but time's running out

(One year of Modi government)

By Amulya Ganguli,

No smart cities, no bullet trains, no spike in employment, no visible improvement in infrastructure, continuing logjam over bills in parliament, carping by in-house critics. Even then, few will say that Narendra Modi will lose if the elections are held in the near future.

Does only commemoration of birth anniversary of Sir Syed fulfil the message?

Mere words without action will be “dishonesty”, claims a doctoral student of AMU

By Mumtaz Ahmad Numani,

On October 17, 2014, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) celebrated the 197th birth anniversary of its founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. The celebration is always meant to be symbolic to recall and remind ourselves his powerful vision and mission. Can we exactly recall what is it that we commemorate? Most probably yes. It is after all, ‘education’. It is/was the education of political, social, economic and cultural studies to enlighten the citizens, but more than that ‘Muslims’ of the sub-continent.