Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021

Shajahan Madampat

Iran-Controlled Yemen Rebels Eye $700Bn-Worth Maritime Trade Route

Oct 14, 2016 Shajahan Madampat

Houthis targeting US ships should be read as an attempt to blackmail international players

Why Zakir Naik Is A Fisher Of Souls

Jul 07, 2016 Shajahan Madampat

In a country that grants full freedom of expression and execution to the likes of Dr. Pravin Togadia and Sakshi Maharaj, it is specious to demand a ban on the preacher's activities.

One Woman & Many Powerful Men

Whether Saritha Nair used her sexuality to twist the system to her favor is not even a legitimate question because it is she who lost everything in the game.

Why Should Aamir Speak For Muslims?

Jan 30, 2016 Shajahan Madampat

The careful construction of a monolithic conception about the world of Islam in contrast to the worlds of other faiths make sweeping generalizations and imposition of collective guilt fairly easy.

There Is No End In Sight

Those who cynically created the Islamic State for sinister motives are unlikely to succeed in destroying it.

13 October, 2015

Peaceful Quartet

Shajahan Madampat

Just why did four civil society groups in the lone Arab democracy receive the Nobel Peace Prize

12 October, 2015
Muammar Gaddafi's son Seif al-Islam in 2011.

An Ominous Meeting In Tripoli

Shajahan Madampat

In April 2006, I was in Al-Aziziyah, the infamous Gaddafi compound in Tripoli, capital of Libya. There I met the dictator's son and daughter…

11 June, 2015

Middle East Elephant And The Blind Men (And Women)

Shajahan Madampat

The confusion prevailing over the current happenings in the Middle East must actually be attributed to the complete lack of a sense of history.

13 May, 2015

An Arab Exception Called Tunisia

Shajahan Madampat

Tunisia has arguably the most progressive, most secular and least misogynistic constitution, approved near-consensually last year.

29 April, 2015

Retardation And Religion

Shajahan Madampat

The best way to kill a faith or culture is to restore it to its infancy

Photo Gallery

Former Attorney-General of India (AGI), Mukul Rohatgi representing Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, in the drugs-on-cruise case, arrives at Bombay High court in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri wth BJP MP Manoj Tiwari launch a Covid-19 vaccination campaign for devotees ahead of the Chhath festival.

PTI Photo

Actress Kranti Redkar, wife of NCB officer Sameer Wankhede, addresses a press conference at Andheri in Mumbai.

PTI Photo

A women displays the boxes of firecrackers at her shop for sale ahead of the Diwali and Kali Puja festival, at Haral village in South 24 Parganas district.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

A shopkeeper displays the boxes of firecrackers at his shop for sale ahead of the Diwali and Kali Puja festival, at Haral village in South 24 Parganas district.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

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SRK’s persona evokes the kind of Indianness that denies categorisation into singular, exclusive identities. And thrives on making others feel welcome.


Love, Respect, Awe: Look At Her Like Shah Rukh Khan Looks At His Women

Shah Rukh Khan is the soothing balm for millions of Indian women living an oppressive life in an insensitive, patriarchal society.

Shrayana Bhattacharya
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Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu