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Confused, hopeful, angry, worried: The many emotions being felt by Heera Gold investors right now

Nowhere Shiekh

Duping in the name of Halal investments is an issue that has left thousands of Indian Muslims confused, scared and angry. Muslims in two cities -Hyderabad and Bangalore are especially at the receiving end, yet there is every chance that unless you are from that region and following local media, …

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Allama Mashriqi on Democracy and the Poor

By Nasim Yousaf “[Translated from Urdu] Because the poor are the majority everywhere in the world, and the capitalists [wealthy] are fewer in numbers everywhere, the concept of having a capitalist ruling the Government in a democracy is unimaginable, provided that the wealthy and the poor have equal voting power.” ̶ …

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An Indian Muslim’s tribute to the former Prime Minister Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee

By S.M. Anwar Hussain,, Yes! Mr Prime Minister. Sometimes truth too slips out of your tongue. You very truly said that the death of our former Prime Minister Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the end of an era. As a prime Minister, he was humane and humanistic, he was a …

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Tagore and translations: Why his works hold indomitable influence in literature

(August 7 is Rabindranath Tagore’s 77th death anniversary) By Somrita Ghosh, New Delhi : A progressive writer, visionary, a social thinker, a philosopher, an educationist – Rabindranath Tagore was a polymath. And it is this vastness that fascinated author Radha Chakravarty to take translate Tagore’s writings from Bengali to English. …

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Story of Ovais Sultan Khan : Even a secular Muslim is not acceptable to ‘Secularists’

By Ovais Sultan Khan People know a lot about discrimination in judiciary, media, government, banks, universities, corporate houses and other sectors. But not many know about discrimination that happens in civil society on the issue of Muslims. My attempt today is to describe what happens to a young activist who …

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India the new Lynchdom

By CSSS Team, Martin Luther King Jr. said that law may not be able to make a man love him but it can keep the man from lynching him. These words were said by Martin Luther King Jr. in the era where the racial segregation was at its peak and …

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Four years of Modi govt: Chronicling the dismantling of the ‘Idea of India’

By Ram Puniyani, The recent debate around ‘no confidence’ in the Loksabha (21st July 2018); brought to fore the policies of the Modi sarkar. Modi Sarkar has failed the country on most of the counts, control over corruption, bringing back black money hoarded in foreign banks, and failed the electoral …

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The ugly oppression of ‘Hindutva’ on ‘Muslim community’

Fear and alienation is changing the way middle-class Muslims live, from what they pack for lunch to how they’re naming babies Fear for their dear lives, though the constitution gives them the freedom, Middle-class Muslims feel no longer safe in their own country, TOI reported. With meaning jokes subjected to …

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Section 377 in the light of majority opinion & constitutional morality

Representational image By Areeba Saghir, The greatest misconception regarding Section 377 of IPC (Indian Penal Code) seems to be criminalisation of LGBTQ community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer). The general perception is the members of the community are discriminated, their rights are not recognized and hence they press the …

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