Monthly Archives: November 2007

Travesty of Justice – Sudanese Caricature of the Islamic Law

Sadly a majority of people practice double standards. They tend to judge others more harshly, but find excuses for their own failings. Collectively, other races, countries and religions are judged harshly, while we turn a blind eye to whatever we … Continue reading

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Winter Breakfast in Old Delhi

Paya-Nihari under the shadow of Jama Masjid Shahjahanabad was a city of emperors and courtesans, kaftans and the Kohinoor, beef and ghee. This morning I am searching for its past splendor. The ancient alleys of Matia Mahal bazaar, under the … Continue reading

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No To Appeasement Politics

Taslima Nasreen has nothing to do with Nandigram, but for some illogical reason she was moved out of Kolkata as an answer to months of protest against the Nandigram violence in West Bengal. This is the latest in a long … Continue reading

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Tasleema Nasreen Vs MF Hussein’s Case

The current episode of Taslima Nasreen once again has brought out the hypocritical attitude of many Indians. I am amused about the hullabaloos made by the BJP, the Sangh Privar and some others for this Bangladeshi writer.

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Islamic Volleyball at Hazrat Nizamuddin

Besides its Sufi shrine, Thursday qawwalis, and Karim restaurant, Hazrat Nizamuddin has another attraction – Islamic Volleyball. Each evening young Muslim men collect in an open courtyard called Urs Mahal to play this American game.

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Allah Ishwar Tere Naam

There was a funny petition filed in the Supreme Court by the Kerala unit of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha protesting that the oath taken in the name of Allah was in violation of the constitution which says that oath can … Continue reading

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Beyond Nandigram: Win-Win or Lose-Lose?

What has happened in Nandigram is horrific to say the least. The high handed behavior of the ‘Comrades’ sets a bad precedent. The troubles started in March 2007 when a proposal was signed for a fairy tale Chemical hub SEZ … Continue reading

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Kolkata violence: Irresponsible Jamiat playing with fire

Kolkata was in flames on Wednesday. Mercifully the violence didn’t spill out of control. As TV channels started flashing the ‘alert’ about Army called in Kolkata and later the images of All India Muslim Forum activists, I really got worried.

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How Muslim political movement is killed in India

By Kashif-ul-Huda, Contrary to popular belief, Muslim leadership does exist in India. They make their presence known by street protests, writing articles in newspapers and lobbying ministers and government officials for local or national issues concerning the Muslims of … Continue reading

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Nandigram: “Paid Back In Their Own Coin”

When Modi was asked after the 2002 Gujarat massacre he infamously replied invoking Newton’s third law of motion. Now is the turn of Buddhadeb Bhattacharya. When asked to reply to the killings and rape that happened in Nandigram he replied … Continue reading

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