Nadim Asrar

OPEN TO OPINION

The Other

News hack at @IndiaToday | Occasional rambler for @DailyO_ | Author, Muslim Others of Indian Cinema | AMU, Kansas & Minnesota alum.

POLITICS

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BSP corporator booked for taking oath in Urdu shows Hindutva is the only language BJP speaks

Urdu was born as a language of the commoner in India, but today, like the Taj Mahal, it has become Muslim.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi is as much a dynast as Rahul Gandhi

Why is it that the role of the RSS as the 'parent' organisation of India's ruling party is not properly questioned in public domain?

VOICES

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POLITICS

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Why can't we listen to Hamid Ansari as vice-president, and not as a Muslim?

The BJP, driven as it is by its anti-Muslim paranoia, could only read his comments as coming from a Muslim.

POLITICS

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How is fascism not corruption, Mr Nitish Kumar?

How is the form of corruption represented by the likes of Lalu worse than the kind represented by the BJP?

POLITICS

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Modi's reprimand to gau rakshaks in the name of Gandhi is as clichéd as Gandhi

The well-oiled Sangh machinery excels in double speak, or multiple speak.

POLITICS

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Celebration of Nirbhaya verdict reveals India's new-found lynch-mob mentality

Expressions like 'rarest of the rare' are words that reveal our hypocrisy more than the gravity of a crime.

POLITICS

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What the Modi wave actually stands for

There is a reason why BJP has made all the elections, including those for civic bodies like Delhi, about PM.

POLITICS

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Open letter to Shehla Rashid, from former AMU Students Union leader

Let me express my deep sense of shock and disgust over an FIR filed against you in Aligarh.

POLITICS

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