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Moin Qazi

Moin Qazi

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The writer is a researcher and development professional who has spent four decades in the development sector. He holds doctorates in economics and english, and has authored books on religion, rural finance, culture and handicrafts.

By Moin Qazi

Why I am a better person after every Ramadan

For the first time, I was doing something that wasn't primarily for myself, or for my parents.

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Farmers in crisis: Why loan waiver is both bad politics and bad economics

India’s farm distress needs structural solutions, quick fixes won’t do.

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Being Muslim and Indian go hand-in-hand. You don’t need to compromise your faith

There is no issue in wearing religion on your sleeve, but your commitment to secular ideals has to be unflinching.

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Modi must give up his hubris if he wants India to succeed

He is standing at the crossroads.

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Heat wave is snatching the juicy and famous Nagpur orange from us

Unusual heat this summer has resulted in higher fruit-dropping.

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Media must desist from fanning anti-Muslim sentiments

Journalism is failing in its role of objective reporting and analysis and continues its job by rehashing tired narratives of 'radical Islam' or a 'fight within Islam'.

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What Yogi Adityanath can do for madrasas

The very first revelation to the Prophet - “Read, in the name of your Lord” - and numerous Hadiths stress the superiority of the scholar over the worshipper and the martyr.

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Why Modi's 'housing for all' may turn out to be a game-changer

While we have been able to fight poverty and continue to record improvement, homelessness remains a big challenge.

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A look at 150 years of India’s Deoband seminary, Darul Uloom

We should strive to make new madrasas religious seminaries as well as universities, like Cairo's al-Azhar.

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BJP affidavit on triple talaq is part of saffron agenda - even Muslim women are jittery

It is using the issue and the BMMA campaign as a tool for wholesale changes in Islamic rules.

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Supreme Court is trying to save the farmer, why not the government?

The number of suicides rose by 42 per cent between 2014 and 2015, and Karnataka is the new epicentre.

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Modi's harebrained loan waiver plan will leave UP farmers in ruin

Such band-aids in the past have crippled Indian farming and helped governments avoid uncomfortable reforms.

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Why we can't hurry into Digital India, leaving the poor behind

Building inclusive digital economies requires the collective action of governments, industry, financiers and civil society.

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Why grassroots development workers are the real heroes

We should applaud ordinary men and women, who have nobody to back them, yet are working doggedly to keep projects rolling.

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PM Modi’s New Year housing sops are no shelter for the poor

The real issues in housing the world over, and also India, have less to do with access to finance and more to do with property rights.

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Can government make India go cashless in 2017?

The pace of our cashless journey will have to be determined by the ability of our citizens to cope with it.

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Islam does not ask Muslims to judge women by their dress

Rage over the gown of cricketer Mohammed Shami's wife in a picture posted on Facebook is symptomatic of a deeper malaise.

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How one man is changing the face of housing in rural India

His Swarna Pragati model is just one of the many creative ways panchayats can become harbingers of a larger revolution.

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Empowering women is paying off in rural India, literally

Self-help groups, of 10-20 poor women from similar backgrounds who pool their savings into a fund, are the biggest generators of social capital in villages.

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Is Muslims demanding a 5 per cent quota in Maharashtra unconstitutional?

Economic backwardness is a bitter reality for the community and the state can’t run away from it.

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Why microfinance is an ugly word in India's villages

It is now becoming a potential site of an emerging repayment crisis.

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How demonetisation has turned Nagpur oranges sour

'Prices have crashed by half and the time to harvest getting over. We fear the situation can lead to an increase in suicides of farmers.'

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Milad-un-Nabi: Prophet Muhammad's last sermon has key lessons for our times

He told the Muslims that they must under no circumstances accept being 'either oppressors or oppressed'.

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What makes good development programmes tick?

When we design solutions that recognise the poor as clients or customers and not as passive recipients of charity, we have a real chance to end poverty.

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Why media owes Muslims an apology

Ignorance of Islam exists both among Muslims and non-Muslims.

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Polygamy is Islam’s safety net, not a practice

It is a provision for the welfare of widows and orphans and certainly not for the convenience of men.

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Allahabad High Court overrules triple talaq but upholds Quran

The truth is that the concept of instant talaq is alien to Islam as it goes against the very spirit of the procedure of divorce laid down in the holy book.

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HC upholds what many Muslims have been saying: Triple talaq is not legal

But we are still missing the key issues in the reformist discourse on the community's family laws and practices.

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How modern, moderate madrasas are drawing global acclaim

The negative stereotypes that we get to read in sections of the media do not present the true picture of Islamic seminaries.

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India can empower women with entrepreneurship, not charity

What’s most important is that development is truly in people’s own hands.

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