M Reyaz

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is a journalist who also shares his knowledge with young minds as an assistant professor of media communication at Aliah University, Kolkata.

VOICES

 |   6-minute read

Jamia Millia Islamia: Do minority students not deserve higher education?

The HRD ministry has decided to withdraw its earlier support for the central university's minority status.

M Reyaz
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POLITICS

 |   12-minute read

Basirhat riot: How Bengal is different and why it still gives hope

The teenage boy Souvik Sarkar was protected by Amirul Islam, an old neighbour, who is also the president of the local mosque committee.

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VARIETY

 |   8-minute read

No fatwa to eat wife: How fake news mills are used to fan hatred for Muslims

They become staples as people share news that suits their beliefs and prejudices at the expense of others.

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VOICES

 |   11-minute read

An Indian Muslim on why Naseeruddin Shah’s piece filled him with rage

His essay comes out as little more than the rant of a privileged, elite Muslim who, sitting on a pedestal, speaks in a patronising tone about his poor cousins.

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VOICES

 |   6-minute read

Normalising mob mentality and allowing vigilantes to do dirty work will ruin this country

Perhaps, we will feel the blow when it is too late.

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POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Ajmer blast conviction: Why most media refrained from using 'terror' tag

The said terrorist act at the Ajmer Sharif shrine was not committed by an Islamist group but by right-wing Hindutva terrorists, members of RSS.

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POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

How TV channels outraged over Nahid Afrin's fatwa that wasn't

On a no-news day, they can go to any mosque, or catch hold of anyone with a long beard. They will get enough masala.

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MONEY

 |   9-minute read

My six-month struggle to get a credit card in digital, cashless India

Addresses in posh colonies simply do not make one honest as even the likes of Vijay Mallya did not pay bank dues despite all verifications.

M Reyaz
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VOICES

 |   4-minute read

My mother tongue is Urdu, I write in English, call myself Hindustani

We have celebrated unity in diversity for long in India.

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POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Who is this Kolkata Imam who offered money to blacken PM Modi's face?

Maulana Nurur Rahman Barkati is Mamata Banerjee's 'rakhi-brother', but if he continues like this, he may soon lose favour with the West Bengal CM.

M Reyaz
@journalistreyaz