Monthly Archives: August 2006

Anand Math Exposed – I

The cacophony over Vande Mataram has reached sickening levels & its time to dwell on intellectual dishonesty of politicians, ignorance of masses & shrewdness of BJP. If anybody has an iota of nationalism and respect towards our martyrs, this novel … Continue reading

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Why Riba (Usury) Is Haram In Islam

“Those who devour usury will not stand except as stand one whom the Evil one by his touch hath driven to madness. That is because they say: “Trade is like usury,” but God hath permitted trade and forbidden usury. Those … Continue reading

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Things People Do And Stuff Journos Make Up

Indian Express: LUCKNOW, AUGUST 29: The Darul Uloom of Deoband, the supreme body of the majority Sunnis, has declared life insurance as illegal but prominent Shia leaders have opposed the decree. One sentence, two fallacies. Darul Uloom Deoband is NOT … Continue reading

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And What Is My Issue With Vande Mataram?

Vande Mataram issue is again hogging the limelight and political denominations of all hue are palnning to make a killing. I have nothing to say of them. Such people have been squarely criticized at this blog and elsewhere. For me … Continue reading

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The Problem With Vande Mataram

BJP, it seems is becoming increasingly devoid of issues. Chhattisgarh government has issued a circular to all educational institutions in the state including madarsas to ensure recital of Vande Mataram on September 7 to mark the centenary celebrations of the … Continue reading

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Hum’bill’ Opinion

(Hindustan Times: This Ganesha idol at sculptor Uday Khatu’s Parel workshop was tagged with Bill No. 786, a holy number for Muslims. Coincidentally, the idol had been commissioned by the Tarun Mitra Mandal near Bombay Hospital whose president is a … Continue reading

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Picture Of The Day – Indian Army

Indian Army rescues stranded citizens (mainly Muslims) from the Juhapura area in Gujarat. Kudos Indian Army !

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The Mahim “Miracle”: Sweet Sea And Holy Insanity

India is a place of many beliefs and at times it can produce very odd situations. I stay in Dubai and am localite of Mahim, Mumbai. Last night my friend, after watching Aaj-tak, told me “Your Mahim is in the … Continue reading

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Being A Muslim These Days…

Continuing on this If you happen to have a Muslim sounding name then you better be careful. You might be strip searched anywhere. Your 22 years of service might be ignored and you might be shunned out. And if your … Continue reading

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Bitterness Unre-SOUL-ved welcomes Sadia Raval as a new contributor to the IM Blog. Sadia lives in Mumbai but thinks all over. Some of her thoughts can be found at her personal blog Ambiguity Defined and some of her captures can be … Continue reading

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