Thursday, January 19, 2017

India reduces baby deaths but still hasn’t met 2012 targets

By Rhea Colaco First, the good news: 37 babies died for every 1,000 that were born in 2015, two better than the government's...

Let’s welcome Kareena-Saif’s son Taimur

By Ram Puniyani The domination of communal consciousness in social space is very frightening. The prevalent ‘social common sense’ looks at history through the prism...

Maharashtra-based NGO writes letter to UN Secretary General calling for intervention to save Rohingya...

                    By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter Akola, Maharashtra: Indian Human Rights Association has written to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in an attempt to save the...

How loopholes in Right to Education deny children the Right to Education

By Asarul Haque Jeelani for TwoCircles.net The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 has communicated and executed free and compulsory...

2016: 5 reasons for India to feel more (and less) secure

By Abheet Singh Sethi A worsening of the security situation in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), the signing of a $8.9-billion (Rs 60,520 crore)...

The Shia-Sunni divide: dangerous (re)-readings of Islamic History

By Sharjeel Imam Out of the first four caliphs of Islam, the third i.e Uthman was an Umayyad, a powerful Quraish tribe based in Mecca...

Twice removed from reality: Muslim orthodoxy vs courts and liberal opinion

By Mohd Asim Khan New Delhi : Are divine decrees more sacrosanct than the man-made laws? Do the "personal laws" of a community always have...

Demonetisation: Do not bank on crass communalism for narrow political gains, Mr...

By Soroor Ahmed, TwoCircles.net Demonetisation may not have been the best news this year, but nevertheless, this has been a time when all have...

#Notebandi frontlines: In tribal areas, low literacy & cellphone use; few ATMs

By Shreya Shah Dhar/Jhabua/Khargone (Madhya Pradesh): Santosh Bavash, 30, said he knew about the internet. "Ive heard it tells you about the future," he told...

हिन्दू कोड बिल पर चुप्पी साधकर भाजपा कर रही ट्रिपल तलाक की राजनीति

अभय कुमार पिछले महीने पूर्वी उत्तर प्रदेश के सोनभद्र में भाजपा की एक बड़ी रैली से ख़िताब करते हुए पार्टी अध्यक्ष अमित शाह ने सपा,...

Women have to be empowered – not just educated – to end son preference

By Charu Bahri Mount Abu, Rajasthan: I wouldnt be around to write this story if the Bahri clan I hail from - Hindus from...

A.G.Noorani’s The Code vs the Talaq: A Critique

By Umair Azmi for TwoCircles.net A.G. Noorani added his voice to the debate of the season in his opinion piece titled “The Code vs...

थोड़ा-सा जहर, रस्‍सी, इच्‍छा-मृत्‍यु और रोहित वेमुला का खत

नासिरूद्दीन 18 दिसम्‍बर 2015 यानी ठीक एक साल पहले. हमारे जैसे सभ्‍य नागरिक समाज के लोगों का एक आम-सा दिन था. मगर हैदराबाद केद्रीय...

A year of personal and political tragedy for Mehbooba Mufti, her party

By Sheikh Qayoom Jammu/Srinagar : The year 2016 began on a politically ominous note for Jammu and Kashmir as Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed passed...

Western media wrong on spate of issues: Time for Indian media?

By Saeed Naqvi Since I had been to the region some time ago, a school invited me for a talk on Syria, particularly Aleppo,...

Dear Prime Minister, are you sure the rich are not sleeping well post...

By Soroor Ahmed for Twocirlces.net As a son of a poor ‘chai-wallah’, Narendra Modi knows well how comfortably––‘aaram se’, to use his own expression––the...

Dear Media, can you please stop portraying Muslims to suit your interests?

By Moin Qazi for TwoCircles.net Haq Se Agar Gharz Hai To Zaiba Hai Kya Ye Baat Islam Ka Muhasiba, Yourap Se Darguzar! (And if your goal be...

There is nothing progressive about the ideology of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind or Jamiat Ahl e...

Dr. Lubna Sarwath for Twocircles.net Jyoti Punwani’s Nov 27, 2016 interview with a woman activist who had recently resigned from the All India Muslim...

Taj Mahal, Aleppo And Our Future!

By Mansoor Durrani The period between 12th and 16th Century is considered the peak of Muslim rule in the world. In line with their...

Islamic banking in India must be promoted at grassroots level to showcase its potential

By Amjad Suri for TwoCircles.net The issue of establishing Islamic banking (bank based on Shari’ah) in India is not new. Various efforts have been...