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The Anger of Gulzar: Unlike his softly musing romantic poetry, Gulzar sahab's political verse is hard-hitting and edgy
On his birthday, a look at the poet extraordinaire's writing on communal violence, corruption, unemployment. The tone and words here are different from Gulzar's beautiful romantic verse.
| 2-minute read
This is not a regular Salman Khan movie where bhai gets to do everything and others are pushed to the periphery.
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...As an ordinary man who has nothing to do with 'Race 3' or 'Tiger Zinda Hai'.
The Bullies of Partition: How the Muslim League silenced the majority of Indian Muslims strongly opposed to the creation of Pakistan
The Muslim League unleashed a reign of terror that attacked secular leaders such as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. In their aggression, they often found support from the British, the Hindu right-wing, even sections of the Congress.
| 6-minute read
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.
| 9-minute read
We must work for reunification of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh under a secular government.
Both claim to be at opposite ends. But when it comes to ignoring what's holding India back, they unite.
Political figures who played a hand in India's devastating Partition were flawed figures. Why should we commemorate them?
| 3-minute read
Imran Khan is the flavour of the season everywhere. But a village in Indian Punjab roots for former Pak PM
| 4-minute read