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POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Afzal Guru, Yakub Memon, Death penalty

Make no mistake. India needs to step up and abolish death penalty

World's largest democracy remains firmly in the company of a minority of countries that swear by medieval practices.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Book Extract, Dawood Ibrahim, 1993 Mumbai Blasts, Yakub Memon

How I tricked Yakub Memon and his family to return to India

[Book excerpt] Former Delhi Police commissioner on planning the 'escape' of the 1992-93 Mumbai serial blasts convict's kin from Dubai.

POLITICS

 |  Bite Soldier  |  8-minute read
Yakub Memon, Emergency, Narendra Modi

Emergency is long over Mr Modi, don't impose a new one

The PM’s critics are happiest as the government tries to shoot the messenger, living up to the notion that he is intolerant of dissent.

POLITICS

 |  16-minute read
Yakub Memon, Life imprisonment, Death penalty

Why death penalty debates never end

My heart says capital punishment should be abolished. But my head is still not convinced.

POLITICS

 |  Stories Unscene  |  6-minute read
Riots, BJP, Bal Thackeray, Babri Masjid

How rise of Hindutva in Bombay led to the making of Yakub Memon

The 1993 Mumbai blast accused was a product of the times he was born and brought up in.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Yakub Memon, Capital punishment

How India is confusing serving justice with revenge

The sooner we learn that violence can never be part of any solution, the safer we are.

POLITICS

 |  Court Marshal  |  3-minute read
Yakub Memon, Death penalty

How Yakub Memon became the poster boy against death penalty

The bald claim by some that the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts accused was innocent is meaningless.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Yakub Memon, Death penalty

How to answer the moral question that follows death penalty

While state may attempt reformation of convicts, it also bears the burden of responsibility for the potential criminality of those who are released.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Bollywood, Cricket, Yakub Memon, Indian media

Why it's time to move beyond astrology, Bollywood and cricket

Media highlights trivia, ignores the real issues.

POLITICS

 |  12-minute read
Indian Mulsims, APJ Abdul Kalam, Yakub Memon

Why Modi is the best hope for Muslims in India

The two divergent trajectories of Yakub Memon and APJ Abdul Kalam demonstrate which model is healthier for nationalist progress.