Profile of Shajahan Madampat
The Club House debates, in general, throw up pictures of a Malayali society that is making giant strides towards a more emancipatory future. They also present its worse detractors – zealots of all hues.
Vidhu Vincent’s nuanced graphic memoir on the Emergency examines that nadir of political practice through its warm, puzzling embrace in Kerala and the rebels who dared to say nay
Shajahan Madampat writes a diary about his visit to Poland, meeting with Lech Walesa and the visit to World War II Museum.
As self-righteous misanthropes go, the Times Now chief is in the pantheon
In a nation perennially in search of a new Muslim villain for every novel occasion, in this case the ‘novel Coronavirus’ occasion, the morons who congregated in Nizamuddin did not disappoint at all.
The new political formation of Muslims should eschew religious symbols and slogans, and instead, choose symbols and icons of Indian nationhood
The political situation is so completely pitted against the community that extremist elements wanting to fish in troubled waters will find their task much easier, writes Shahjahan Madampat
Irreverent, hard-hitting, extremely creative trolls have become the most effective means of political communication among the Malayalees. They entertain, educate and make people think.
They have elected forces that, according to a BJP MP, could have let loose rapists into every home in the national capital. What kind of a people are the Delhites, asks Shajahan Madampat.
A 36-year-old man planted a bomb at Mangalore Airport because he was depressed due to the unemployment. But could denial of a job be only instigation for him to contemplate such a dangerous act?
At the root of the whole divisive BJP politics is its barely concealed design to marginalise, disenfranchise and intimidate the Muslims in the country.
JNU VC deserves our compliments for his thick-skinned persistence with his mission and his unwavering loyalty to his masters, writes Shajahan Madampat.
Had the verdict been in favour of the Muslim party, it could never have been implemented. We cannot always condone the willful disregard of our apex court’s orders, like in the Sabarimala verdict.
I have always believed that one kind of communalism invariably feeds into the other, forming a symbiotic ecosystem of destructiveness.
A cursory look at Putin’s Middle East maneuvers shows up the man as the cleverest player among the big powers competing for influence in the region.
‘The Tale of the Boy Who Never Laughed’ is a parable that tells the reader that it is important for Arabs and Muslims to learn to approach life and world more intellectually than sentimentally.
I have no one to blame but the current administration of Jawaharlal Nehru University that left no stone unturned in their sadomasochistic assault on one of India’s finest seats of learning.
Accusing Shashi Tharoor of being pro-Modi or pro-Hindutva is almost as ‘blasphemous’ as charging Modi with a pro-Muslim bias.
This week, a diary from Abu Dhabi on the visit of the Pope and the Imam and the 'new symbolic tolerance'.
In the history of the papacy, it is the first-ever visit by a Pope to the Arabian Peninsula, where Islam was born.
They are demagogues who have cunningly used fear and disaffection. This book shows how Trump and Modi brought their world-view to India-US ties.
However uncalled for the comparison is, Guha has triggered a debate that hits at the community’s core deficiencies
Muslims can fight foes, but who will save them from friends?
Kerala Muslims have largely followed the path of peace—it’s been one century free of violence. Of late, extremism is rearing its head, but the literate state still has the antibodies.