Profile of C.M. Naim
While the ‘Shahi’ Imam of the Jama Masjid in Delhi has been much in the news lately, he is not alone—there are atleast three others with similar ‘Shahi’ delusions.
If in the process of discovering his or her place within the greater scheme of things, an individual human being appears to be imprudent—nay, impudent—vis-à-vis God, so be it. It could be all for the good.
How a Delhi Urdu paper used the Chinese earthquake photos of 2010 and spread hatred against Tibetans and Buddhists
Hasrat Mohani was not just a maverick when it came to publicly championing the radical thinking of Tilak. He also wrote verses expressing deep love for Krishna, and often went to Mathura to celebrate Janmashtami.
Closed gates; zipped lips. What happens when an exhibition on the Quran opens in New Delhi.
Today marks the 194th birthday of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. In 1869, he travelled with his two sons to England, from where he sent dispatches about his experiences for publication in India. Those dispatches reveal a man that is now little written about
Under the usual cover of 'Islam is in Danger', a pernicious campaign seems to be getting mounted against the Ahmadis in Hyderabad.
A rapidly increasing coarseness of feeling and language against Ahmadis does not bode well for Indian Muslims in particular, and for India, in general.
It seems that the ‘Chapati Conspiracy’ of 1857 was in fact a ‘Poori Plot’. Pooris do make better strategic sense.
In all the discussions about the proposed Islamic Centre in New York, the oldest group of American Muslims has become invisible. Why?
'Please, the point has been made. Now show some good sense. Do something truly peaceable: build your 'Cordoba Institute' some place else'
Indians, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, must learn from the sectarian developments in Pakistan, and make every effort to stop any expression of sectarian prejudice in public contexts
Let us ignore all fatwas—at least for one year. Let us allow some breathing space to those who can’t live without a fatwa, as well as to those who perforce must meet that need.
May its lights always shine!
I first read the news on January 6: “Ahmadi leader shot dead in Ferozewala,” and “Victim’s son claims police took no action despite being intimated about threats”...
American newspapers have superb "spin masters"; Pakistani Urdu press excels in "conspiracy theorists" -- as was evidenced in the coverage of the attacks on Ahmadi mosques in Lahore
A fascinating two-facedness seems to prevail when it comes to the English and Urdu print media in Pakistan
They would have called themselves Katis, but the Muslims surrounding them had for centuries called them Kafirs - infidels - and their land, thus came to be known as Kafiristan
The controversy in Malaysia shows the arrogance and ignorance that often underlie fanaticism. But it is also heartening to discover the strength of Malaysia’s public sphere.
Jaswant Singh's controversial book on Jinnah has nothing new to offer, except some rare photographs. It is significant only because it rudely and perhaps unexpectedly exposed the tussles within the top ranks of the BJP leadership.
The recent case of plagiarism is only symptomatic of the truly serious issue: the utterly cynical and self-serving attitude of a great many people who walk the corridors of power in New Delhi, wearing cloaks labelled 'Culture' And 'Education'
Some of the most popular Urdu Columnists in Pakistan seem to function in a world of their own creation—it challenges rational thinking.
Dr. Gopi Chand Narang, Professor Emeritus, Delhi University, former President of the Sahitya Akademi and the recipient of two “Padma” awards, stands accused of massive plagiarism in his award-winning book.
The Nizam-e-Adl [Justice] Regulation was signed on April 15, formally enforcing what some call sharia laws in Swat. The same day came the news of the Sikh community living in Orakzai Agency being asked to pay jizia by the Taliban...
Who was perpetrating 'terror' in the Occupied Territories twenty years ago -- when there was no PLO there, not to mention Hamas? An account of 'normal life' in Palestine in 1989.