Brandeis University’s conference on Caste discussed contemporary issues

Brandeis University conference on Caste

By Anusha Chaitanya for

How to explain these unsystematic investigation?

By Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam for,

Recently there was a talk about how people have been killed in fake encounters. The police have claimed that the victims were terrorists, but courts found no proof of terror against them. Yet they got no compensation. Well, the dead can’t be compensated for the life that was unjustly taken away from them.

By compensation we mean compensation to the next of kin. They were Muslims. The policemen guilty of the crime were not punished, which encourages other policemen to break the law.

एक बड़े सामाजिक प्रश्न के जवाब में ‘निल बट्टे सन्नाटा’

जावेद अनीस

ख़ामोशी से घरों में घुसता क्रूर रंगभेद

फ़हमिना हुसैन,

देश में गर्मी बढ़ने के साथ-साथ टेलीविज़न पर गोरापन बढ़ाने की क्रीमों के विज्ञापन भी बढ़ गए हैं. देश में रंग एक समस्या की तरह सामने आ रहा है. देश में काला होना एक बड़ी समस्या है.

What ails the formation of Muslim Think Tanks in India?

By Sheikh Khurshid Alam for

Two Years of Narasingbari Killings: Heart-wrenching story of little Rashida

Abdul Kalam Azad

Today is the second anniversary of Narasingbari Killings. On 1st May, 2014, at around 8:00pm three people were killed and several injured. Narasingbari was the beginning – within less than 24 fours 49 people were killed in Khagrabari (Baksa) and Balapara (Kokrajhar) in BTAD area of Assam. Most of the victims were children and women. Here is the story of Rashida Khatun (13), who survived the attack. More stories will follow…

सत्याग्रह शताब्दी वर्ष : भाजपा ने भुलाया गांधी को

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

बेतिया (बिहार) : राष्ट्रपिता महात्मा गांधी के सत्याग्रह का तपोस्थल चम्पारण अपने गौरवमयी इतिहास के 100 साल पूरा कर रहा है. केन्द्र व राज्य सरकार दोनों ने ही इसे ‘सत्याग्रह शताब्दी वर्ष’ मनाने का फैसला लिया है.

Assam’s Bengal origin Muslims choose poetry to confront stereotypes and prejudices

By M Reyaz for,

New Delhi: A few months after the infamous Bodoland riots in 2012, I visited Assam for my maiden out-station assignment for to do a series on post-riot ground realities. Amidst despair and desolation, I found one positive story that I had titled as Assam Spring? The message is loud and clear, published on January 1, 2013.

मेहसी: सरकार की मार झेलता 'बिहार का मोती'

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

मेहसी (बिहार) : एक ज़माने में ‘बिहार का मोती’ कहा जाने वाला मेहसी अब बस एक नाम बनकर रह गया है. बिहार के भीतर चम्पारण के मेहसी की स्थिति सीप के भीतर बनने वाले मोती की तरह थी. मेहसी की कारीगरी सारी दुनिया में मशहूर थी. यहां बने सीप के बटन चीन और जापान तक अपनी सफलता के झंडा बुलंद कर चुके थे. बदलते वक़्त ने मेहसी की तक़दीर ही बदल डाली. सरकार की उपेक्षा और भीषण लापरवाही ने मेहसी की कारीगरी को कहीं का नहीं छोड़ा.

Awaiting their leader, Patels to begin 'lollipop' protest on Sunday

By Darshan Desai

Ahmedabad : Not impressed by the Gujarat government announcing 10

percent reservation for economically weaker sections among the upper castes, including Patels, the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) spearheading the quota agitation is launching from Sunday a week-long Swarnim Lollipop Mahotsav protest across the state even as it waits for its leader Hardik Patel to be freed after nearly 200 days in jail.