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Kerala’s Clubhouse Debut: Emancipatory Voices And Literalist Charlatans

Kerala’s Clubhouse Debut: Emancipatory Voices And Literalist Charlatans

Jul 19, 2021

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.

Emergency And Its Eager Converts

Emergency And Its Eager Converts

Jun 30, 2021

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

Tablighi Jamaat, Venomous Macro-organisms And A Novel Virus Caught In Between

Tablighi Jamaat, Venomous Macro-organisms And A Novel Virus Caught In Between

Apr 04, 2020

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.

Indian Muslims Must Organise Themselves Politically, But Not On Religious Lines

Indian Muslims Must Organise Themselves Politically, But Not On Religious Lines

Apr 04, 2020

The new political formation of Muslims should eschew religious symbols and slogans, and instead, choose symbols and icons of Indian nationhood

Opinion | Indian Muslims Have Lost Faith In National Institutions And ‘Secularism’

Opinion | Indian Muslims Have Lost Faith In National Institutions And ‘Secularism’

Mar 27, 2020

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

‘Shiva Express Now Entering…Menstruating Women Move Away’: How Warrior Trolls Of Kerala Are Fighting Hatred, Communalism

‘Shiva Express Now Entering…Menstruating Women Move Away’: How Warrior Trolls Of Kerala Are Fighting Hatred, Communalism

Feb 21, 2020

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.

The Traitorous People of Delhi Who Chose Pakistan Over India

The Traitorous People of Delhi Who Chose Pakistan Over India

Feb 11, 2020

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.

Double Standards On Bomb Terrorism And Mob Terrorism Must Be Called Out

Double Standards On Bomb Terrorism And Mob Terrorism Must Be Called Out

Jan 24, 2020

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?

Where God Failed In Kerala, Modi And Shah Succeeded

Where God Failed In Kerala, Modi And Shah Succeeded

Dec 21, 2019

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 Compliments -- For Passionate Zeal To Destroy Varsity & His Loyalty To Masters

JNU VC Deserves Compliments -- For Passionate Zeal To Destroy Varsity & His Loyalty To Masters

Nov 21, 2019

JNU VC deserves our compliments for his thick-skinned persistence with his mission and his unwavering loyalty to his masters, writes Shajahan Madampat.

Ayodhya Verdict: Peace Until Political Exigencies Turn Kashi, Mathura Into Next Flashpoint

Ayodhya Verdict: Peace Until Political Exigencies Turn Kashi, Mathura Into Next Flashpoint

Nov 11, 2019

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.

#BoycottMuslims: When Hate Is Mainstreamed, It Becomes A National Trait

#BoycottMuslims: When Hate Is Mainstreamed, It Becomes A National Trait

Oct 23, 2019

I have always believed that one kind of communalism invariably feeds into the other, forming a symbiotic ecosystem of destructiveness.

Russia in Middle East: The Unputdownable Putin

Russia in Middle East: The Unputdownable Putin

Oct 11, 2019

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.

Book Which Tells Muslims To Get Over ‘Excesses’

Book Which Tells Muslims To Get Over ‘Excesses’

Sep 27, 2019

‘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.

JNU Will Survive Morons, For Resistance To Tyranny, Ignorance Is At Core Of Its DNA

JNU Will Survive Morons, For Resistance To Tyranny, Ignorance Is At Core Of Its DNA

Sep 11, 2019

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.

OPINION | Shashi Tharoor’s Travails Among Kerala’s Lilliputians

OPINION | Shashi Tharoor’s Travails Among Kerala’s Lilliputians

Aug 30, 2019

Accusing Shashi Tharoor of being pro-Modi or pro-Hindutva is almost as ‘blasphemous’ as charging Modi with a pro-Muslim bias.

Abu Dhabi Diary

Abu Dhabi Diary

Feb 20, 2019

This week, a diary from Abu Dhabi on the visit of the Pope and the Imam and the 'new symbolic tolerance'.

When The Pope And The Grand Imam Embrace Each Other

When The Pope And The Grand Imam Embrace Each Other

Feb 01, 2019

In the history of the papacy, it is the first-ever visit by a Pope to the Arabian Peninsula, where Islam was born.

Poland Diary

Poland Diary

Dec 19, 2018

Shajahan Madampat writes a diary about his visit to Poland, meeting with Lech Walesa and the visit to World War II Museum.

Continuity Is A Tired Word

Continuity Is A Tired Word

Nov 28, 2018

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.

Burqa Is Not Trishul

Burqa Is Not Trishul

Mar 29, 2018

However uncalled for the comparison is, Guha has triggered a debate that hits at the community’s core deficiencies

The Garden Of Lost Maulanas

The Garden Of Lost Maulanas

Aug 31, 2017

Muslims can fight foes, but who will save them from friends?

Malappuram Isn’t Mini Kashmir

Malappuram Isn’t Mini Kashmir

Aug 10, 2017

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.

Being And Temporariness

Being And Temporariness

Apr 13, 2017

Deepak Unnikrishnan’s first novel teleports through the Malayali-Gulf experience

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