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POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Refugee, Muslims in India, NRC, Citizenshipamendmentbill

How Citizenship Amendment Bill has brought India to its Nürnberger moment

Unreasonable exclusion of a certain group of people goes against the very foundation that this nation was imagined and built upon - pluralism.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Narendra Modi, Article 370, Muslims in India, Amit Shah

Article 370 is just the start: Is One Nation One Poll likely next step under India's two supreme leaders?

Let’s not pretend: people in Kashmir have been shut down, rendered voiceless only because they are Muslims and unlikely to ever be voters of the BJP. But what is next on the cards?

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Minorities, Muslims in India, Sadhvi pragya, Khan market gang

Can Modi government fix the false secular narrative?

We may have skewed the true meaning of secularism over the years, twisting it to appease rather than empowering minorities. PM Modi may finally lead India to true secularism.

LIFE

 |  Food Fables  |  1-minute read
Keema samosa, Fasting, Roza, Muslims in India

Iftar and the iconic Qeema Samosa: Celebrating Ramzan in Rampur with the delicacy is one of my fondest childhood memories

There is no other feeling in the world that can match up to the pleasure of breaking your roza with a bite of meaty, sumptuous and delectable Qeema Samosa.

ART & CULTURE

 |  2-minute read
Bollywood, Muslims in India, Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh

Soorma. Taveez. Pathan suit: Why Muslim men in Hindi cinema need a totally new wardrobe

Every Muslim man, ever written into a Hindi movie, has inescapable markers of his religion. Karan Johar's 'Kalank' plays up this stereotype hugely too. Is this depiction drawn from laziness? Lack of awareness? Or something else?

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
India-Pakistan, Narendra Modi, Partition, Muslims in India

From 1947 to 2019: The journey of a Muslim who is an Indian first

They wear their Indian identity on their sleeve. Their heroes are Sachin, Dhoni and, of course, Salman Bhai. But 2014 and its following politics have placed Indian Muslims at a crossroads yet again.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Congress, Muslims in India, Minorities, BJP government

Silver lining: The one way Indian Muslims have benefited under right-wing rule

Their political marginalisation has helped them realise, and fight, the isolationalism clerics and others subjected them to.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Minority status, Muslims in India, Sachar committee report, Appeasement politics

Muslims as ‘minority’: What has the tag meant for the community, and for India’s politics

This ‘special status’ has been used as driving force for the narrative of ‘appeasement’.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Congress, BJP, Muslims in India, Lynchistan

I made a promise to Javed Khan. But Congress alone can't keep that promise

The horrific lynching epidemic that has shamed India is proving to be the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.

POLITICS

 |  The Other  |  5-minute read
Muslims in India, Hindutva, RSS, Pranab Mukherjee

How Pranab Mukherjee pleased the RSS

The former president's Nagpur speech was just a big farce. It only legitimised the RSS, its communal history and its divisive present