Defining the boundaries of ‘Love-jihad’

Defining the boundaries of ‘Love-Jihad’

There was uproar in India over newspaper ad of jewelry using the term ‘Love-Jihad’ and showing a Hindu daughter-in-law and Muslim mother-in-law. The jewelry manufacturer had to withdraw the ad after massive protest.    Nazarul Islam A jewelry manufacturer has taken nearly 1.5 billion souls in South Asia, for a bouncy ride. An ad featured […]

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Anita Hassanandani – one of the hottest TV actresses in India

Anita Hassanandani – one of the hottest Indian actresses

Born in a middle class Sindhi family in Mumbai, Anita Hassanandani has worked in dozens of multilingual movies and TV Shows Actress Anita Hassanandani is an Indian Sindhi who has worked in multilingual movies and TV Shows. She is primarily known for her work in Bollywood and television industry. Born on 14 April 1981, she […]

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Indian Democracy Changed from Liberalism -Tavleen-Singh

Indian democracy has changed from liberal to illiberal

If dissidence continues to be deliberately confused with sedition; if every dissident is arrested under harsh preventive detention laws; if poets and writers are treated as traitors, it will not be long before illiberalism becomes normal. The most disturbing development of the past six years has been that the nature of Indian democracy has been […]

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Unceasing crimes against women in India

Unceasing crimes against women in India

Rapes, especially of Dalit women, indicate not only misogyny and caste domination, but also the administration’s abuse of power. Nazarul Islam There is a surreal quality in the unceasing crimes against women in India, as in their cruelty. Sharpening laws, people’s protests or routine pieties from politicians make little difference. The cruelty is exacerbated when […]

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Renaming the Museum - Distilling India's Toxic History-0

Renaming the Museum: Distilling India’s Toxic History

The name of the museum close to Taj Mahal is set to be changed in the manner that is concordant with the Hindutva ideology, which in a sense is personified by Adityanath. But the change of name cannot alter the facts of history. Nazarul Islam A forceful bid to detoxify India’s history has been accorded […]

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Say No to Hate Crime Kis Ka Sath Kesa Vikas

Kis Ka Saath? Kaisa Vikas? Story of Hate Crimes In India

Commenting on a series of hate-crimes in India, the writer says ‘A nation can be prosperous only when all its citizens live in harmony and peace. Violence ruins nations. History bears testimony to this.’ Nazarul Islam My story begins in mid-April of 2020. An elderly Muslim lady doctor and her daughter residing in the posh […]

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Jagat Seths – Rajasthan’s Jain Marwari Seths who reigned India and Bengal as the financial Tsars

This is the story of rise and fall of Marwari Seth dynasty, which had been bestowed with title of ‘Jagat Seth’ (Banker of the World), by the Emperor Mahmud Shah. The Marwari Seths served as financiers not only to the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and his successors but also granted loans to the East India Company.        […]

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