Friday, May 26, 2017

Modi government in celebratory mode but concern over Hindutva outfits

By V.S. Chandrasekar New Delhi, (IANS): Stepping into its fourth year in power on Friday, the Narendra Modi government is in a celebratory mood after...

Gulzar Ahmed Wani, who lost 16 years to false terror charges, now wants to...

 By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Srinagar: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that a man charged with penal offence is innocent until proved guilty...

नए मोड़ पर मध्य प्रदेश का व्यापमं घोटाला…

जावेद अनीस मध्य प्रदेश का व्यापमं घोटाला एक बार फिर नया मोड़ लेता दिखाई दे रहा है. मई का महीना मुख्यमंत्री शिवराज के लिए राहत...

Three years of Modi: Possibility of 2nd innings looms large

By Amulya Ganguli  Considering that the score line in the last round of assembly elections before Narendra Modi's third anniversary of the assumption of power...

Erdogan, democracy and the Indian response: A reply to Mohammad Bahzad Fatmi

By Noushad MK for Twocircles.net Mohammad Bahzad Fatmi’s article against Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the most expected and awaited piece by his readers...

Left behind, but not left out: How women in Birbhum took to handlooms to...

By Mirza Mosaraf Hossain, Twocircles.net Migration in India is neither a new event nor a region-specific issue. In fact, it would not be wrong to...

Honoring President Erdoğan is absolutely the right thing

Misbahuddin Mirza When the renowned philosopher-poet Dr. Mohammed Iqbal wrote the Urdu couplet: ہزاروں سال نرگس اپنی بینوری پہ روتی ہے بڑی مشکل سے ہوتا ہے چمن...

Hindu Rashtra: Is it good for Hindus?

By Ram Puniyani Hindu Rashtra is the goal of Hindu nationalist politics, which is also called as Hindutva. In contrast to Hinduism, Hindutva is a...

When hate hits home: NRIs wake up to racism

By Jaspal Singh A forum on hate crimes against Indians and peoples hailing from South Asia is being held at MIT on Saturday May 6,2017...

Where is Najeeb? Drowned in Left parties’ crocodile tears

By Sharjeel Imam and Saquib Salim for Twocircles.net Najeeb Ahmad, a first year Masters student of Biotechnology disappeared more than six months ago from the...

Gau Raksha, anti-Romeo and the deafening silences of PM Modi and the BJP

By Mushtaque Rahmat for Twocircles.net There are few who have managed the art of silence and the craft of spewing caustic ideas/thought, and Prime Minister...

देश में मज़दूरों के लिए विपरीत समय, इनकी बदहाली और बढ़ेगी…

जावेद अनीस यह एक जटिल और कन्फ्यूज़्ड समय है, जहां बदलाव की गति इतनी तेज़ और व्यापक है कि उसे ठीक से दर्ज करना...

Who will stop the BJP? No one in sight

By Amulya Ganguli  New Delhi, (IANS): After the resounding victories of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the UP assembly and Delhi municipal elections, the...

From angry young man to angry father: Vinod Khanna’s cinematic voyage

By Vikas Datta  New Delhi, (IANS): He came into prominence playing an angry young man in a 1970s classic and one of his last major...

Role of the youth in nation-building: Why they must remain incorrigibly optimistic

By Professor Mohammad Sajjad for Twocircles.net The following is the text of a talk that Professor Sajjad was supposed to deliver at a college of...

The unapologetic Indian Muslim

By Sabiha Farhat These are tough times for Muslims in India. But now that I look back and shed my ‘liberal’ prejudices – Muslims were...

Iqbal, tolerance and Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s wrong turn

By Umair Azmi for TwoCircles.net In a recent piece in the Indian Express (April 19, 2017), titled “Iqbal's Wrong Turn”, public intellectual Pratap Bhanu Mehta...

काश! इन्हें भी समाज के मुख्यधारा में शामिल एक सामान्य इंसान माना जाता…

फ़हमिना हुसैन, TwoCircles.net दोपहर के सन्नाटे में तेज़ तालियों और गाने की आवाज़ ने आती हुई नींद को झकझोर दिया. पूछने पर पता लगा कि...

Muslims must work with other marginalised communitie to counter RSS propoganda

By Mukhtar Ahmad for Twocircles.net The BJP’s spectacular victory in India’s largest state has swept away any remaining myth of the monolithic Muslim bloc vote....

Writers denounce nationalism, target ruling establishment

By Saket Suman  Dehradun, (IANS): The country's leading writers and intellectuals denounced nationalism and targeted the central government for propagating hate among the masses on the...