|  4-minute read
Fundamentalism, Muslims, Vande Mataram, Democracy

I'm an Indian Muslim and I'm proud to sing Vande Mataram

The national song is one that has a universal appeal for all Indians irrespective of caste, creed and faith.


 |   Long-form
Muslims, Fundamentalism, Ajanta-Ellora, Taslima Nasreen

Taslima Nasreen: What my Ajanta-Ellora experience taught me

Faced with restrictions and living in exile, acclaimed author of Lajja asks if she has no country, no land to call her own.


 |  6-minute read
Atheism, God, Anti-nationals, Fundamentalism

Dear God, have you heard the post-truth? We’re killing in your name

It’s really uncool these days to even think about peace or propagate pacifism.


 |  Shake Chilli  |  4-minute read
Mahatma Gandhi, Hindutva, Zakir Naik, Fundamentalism

What Islamist, Hindutva preachers of hatred can learn from Gandhi

The ideologues of today cannot even come close to matching the Mahatma's humanity, political foresight and moral courage.


 |  3-minute read
Fundamentalism, Bangladesh Blogger murders, Bangladesh

How Bangladesh's children are giving their country a good name

With rising fundamentalism and negative global media glare, a news website attempts to tell a different story.


 |  BREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES  |  5-minute read
Fundamentalism, Narendra Modi, International Yoga Day

How yoga ensures India appears divided

Making any issue a Hindu-Muslim one adds the necessary bitterness.


 |  BREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES  |  6-minute read
Islam, Fundamentalism, Terrorism

Muslims need to reclaim Islam from all interpreters, not only bad ones

Islam and democracy are compatible, as long as religion remains a matter of faith and withdraws from matters of governance.


 |  4-minute read
Peshawar attack, Conversion Row, Fundamentalism

Radicalisation is rising in South India

"Us" and "Them" cannot have to do with religion or nationality. We need to identify "Us" with prospective victims, and "Them" with terrorists.


 |  BREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES  |  5-minute read
Fundamentalism, Terrorism, Islamophobia, Sydney Siege

Dear most Muslims, the snake won't die because you wish it dead

Criticism of terrorism in the name of Islam is not a criticism of Islam or Muslims.