Author Archives: Inam Abidi Amrohvi

About Inam Abidi Amrohvi

Inam is an independent writer based in Dubai who also edits www.theothernews.in. He comes from Lucknow. Inam blogs at The World As I See It.

Patriotic Music in India and the Muslim Contribution

AS we celebrate our 63rd Republic Day, let’s take a look at some Muslim contribution to patriotic songs in India over the years. The list is not exhaustive and considers only the more popular ones. 1 ‘Watan ki raah mein … Continue reading

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Asrar-ul-Haq Majaz – A Journey of Love, Hope and Nationalism

THE year was 1935. The union hall of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was brimming with students and the atmosphere was electric. A young man in sherwani stands up. He runs his hand through his long locks, and recites his poem … Continue reading

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A Journey to the Heart of Islam

Mecca is one place that every Muslim is supposed to visit once in a life. I was lucky enough to go for Umrah, early this year. Continue reading

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The Spirit of Independence

I wish I could go back in time to the dawn of 15th August 1947, and feel the first rays in an independent India. Sixty four years later we seem to have taken our independence for granted. Heroes of the freedom struggle have given way to corrupt politicians. Security has never been worse. Rising prices of commodities have affected almost every Indian. The country has produced more billionaires during the last decade than all the previous put together but the poverty ratio has not changed. This is surely not the vision of our founding fathers! Continue reading

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India After Gandhi

A review of Ramachandra Guha’s book “India After Gandhi: The history of the world’s largest democracy”. Continue reading

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The Last Emperor

DILIP Kumar has acted in just 60 films but he is arguably the greatest Indian actor of any generation. His method acting skills added a whole new dimension to the craft. Dilip Kumar’s life, like his performances, is equally fascinating. … Continue reading

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What Makes the Muslims Angry: Analysing the Causes that Foster Fundamentalism

“Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.” —Barack Obama, 44th President of USA THE year 1979 holds special importance. It was the year that saw two significant happenings in the … Continue reading

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Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

Bhopal Gas Tragedy
Fact File: Dec 3, 1984. Some 500,000 people are exposed to poisonous gases in the state capital of Madhya Pradesh, India. Between 5000-8000 people died immediately and thousands over the years from long term illness. More than 100,00 remain chronically ill in Bhopal today. The water and soil of the area is still contaminated.

Where’s the justice for innocents who still suffer? Continue reading

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Sir Syed Day – A Retrospection

Thousands of Aligs all over the world celebrate the birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan every year. However the event has turned into a ritual dinner than anything else. A critical examination of the famous event in AMU’s calendar and a few suggestions to make the event more constructive. Continue reading

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Guzishta Lucknow

Guzishta Lucknow by Abdul Halim Sharar (1869 – 1926) is a detailed historical account of the Lucknow society during the rule of Nawabs. It is filled with countless lesser known facts and fascinating stories about yesteryear’s Lucknow and gives you an insight into the daily lives of the Nawabs and the commoners of the city. Continue reading

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