Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The end of Kanpur’s leather industry and the slow collapse of the city’s economy

By Sharjeel Usmani for TwoCircles.net Kanpur, the centre of India’s largest buffalo based leather industries, was popularly called as Manchester of the East for its...

Marginalised students of JNU can now speak for themselves: Bhupali Magare, President, BAPSA

By Atul Anand and Dhrubo Jyoti for Twocircles.net Bhupali Magare, one of the students suspended from JNU for speaking out against the authoritarian decisions...

Free after 16 years, Gulzar Ahmed Wani talks about torture, electric shocks and Guantanamo-like...

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net On Tuesday, June 6, Gulzar Ahmed Wani, a PhD scholar arrested in July 2001 was finally set free, his shackles...

I was a Maulana from Bhatkal. That is enough to be arrested: How Shabbir...

Mention the name Bhatkal and the first thing that mainstream media will suggest is the coastal town’s association with terrorism. Over the past decade,...

Resistance from within: When Muslim women spoke to each other, for each other

By Afreen Firdaus Idrees for Twocircles.net The All India Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has monopolized the ideological debate on the issue of the rights of...

‘Why have they declared a war against me?’ An open letter from an Indian...

By Syed Junaid Hashmi for TwoCircles.net I am appalled as to why a war has been declared on me? From television studios to the national...

My brother’s name is Ahmed Siddibappa, not Yasin Bhatkal. And he is not a...

Unless you have been living under a rock, you are most likely to have heard the name Yasin Bhatkal. In fact, his name has...

“My son was rushing back to break fast, but I could not even give...

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter A CPI(M) delegation comprising Polit Bureau members Brinda Karat, Md. Salim (M.P.) Surinder Malik (Haryana State Secretary), Asha Sharma (Delhi State...

Yogi Adityanath booked after nude picture of tribal women shared on his fanpage

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter An Adivasi woman from Assam, Laxmi Orang, has filed a case against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath and Ram Prasad Sarma,...

Javed Akhtar, Paresh Rawal react to lynching cases

Mumbai, (IANS): Veteran film celebrities Javed Akhtar and Paresh Rawal have condemned the lynching of a police officer in Srinagar and another incident in...

16-year-old Muslim youth stabbed to death, three injured in mob attack over allegations of...

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter In yet another incident of mob violence over alleged beef consumption, one Muslim was stabbed by a mob when he along...

He’s an RTI activist, not a terrorist: Why Bhatkalis believe Afaq Lanka’s arrest is...

While Shabbir Gangauli’s acquittal is a case of justice delivered albeit after nine years of torture, there are many Bhatkal residents who continue to...

‘Kidnapped’ by police, presented as an IM operative: The story of Saddam Hussein, a...

By Amit Kumar, TwoCircles.net Read part one here Read part two here Saddam Hussein has a unique, albeit unwanted record: he remains the only Bhatkali who has...

A conversation with Dr Audrey Truschke, the author of Aurangzeb: The life and legacy...

By Misbahuddin Mirza for TwoCircles.net Over the ages, the fertile lands of India have constantly attracted wave after wave of peoples to migrate and settle...

Hundred days of Yogi Adityanath and Muslims: Challenging times ahead

By Faisal Fareed, TwoCircles.net As Yogi Adityanath completes 100 days in office, Muslims in Uttar Pradesh are still apprehensive about their future. Soon after Yogi...

ICSE’s science book uses picture of Mosque to refer to noise pollution

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter In a clear case of Islamophobia, a book published by Selina Publishers of Daryaganj, New Delhi has used the picture of...

‘पिछले चार सालों में हम भूल चुके हैं कि ईद क्या होती है…’

आस मुहम्मद कैफ़, TwoCircles.net जानसठ (मुज़फ़्फ़रनगर) : ज़िला मुज़फ़्फ़रनगर का जानसठ इलाक़े का इतिहास बहुत प्रसिद्ध रहा है. यहां के सैय्यद ब्रदर्स का एक समय...

With lynching and killing of Muslims, India to see a ‘Black Eid’

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter The atrocities of mob are on the rise, and minorities are the chief target of this staged and targeted violence. Last week...

Rs 30 crore for Iftar party: Why Telangana CM is facing heat of financial...

By Siddhant Mohan, TwoCircles.ne On Wednesday, Hyderabad High Court asked Telangana government to submit the details of the funds being spent for the annual iftar...

Opposition slams BJP for ministers skipping President’s Iftar

New Delhi, (IANS): Opposition parties on Saturday slammed the Narendra Modi government after none of its representatives turned up for an Iftar party hosted...