Triple Talaq Bill does not ban but validates it
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Religious

Triple Talaq Bill does not ban but validates it

Lok Sabha has passed the Triple Talaq Bill. I have always been an opponent of Triple Talaq and considered it totally un-Islamic. But the truth is that the Triple Talaq Bill does not ban but validates it by making it…

The Politics of Secularism
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Politics

The Politics of Secularism

Professor Mohammad Sajjad Given the multichromatic civilisational character of India coupled with pluralistic tolerance ideologies for centuries continuing to inform even the national movement, post-Independence India chose certain ideals as a way forward. A distinctive variety of secularism and socialism…

CBCS, A BARRIER IN THE CARRIER OF STUDENT
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Students' Corner

CBCS, A BARRIER IN THE CARRIER OF STUDENT

Education is the foundational stone of a society best known to modern world  in the development and evolution of societies. And the system helps to generate new ideas, encourage innovation, and educate young minds. Hence the Education system is wholly…

Literariness of Literature
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Art & Literature

Literariness of Literature

Ashraf Lone What is or what constitutes a literature, most of the readers understand it. There are hundreds of definitions of literature. After reading some of the best books of world literature, one clearly comes to know, what literature is…

Commemoration; A purposeless exercise
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Politics

Commemoration; A purposeless exercise

Commemoration in general is celebration in which tributes are paid to a person for his contribution towards society, community, country or world. Also in commemoration the events of significance are remembered. Commemorating special occasions creates sense of community, inculcates sense…

Faiz Ahmad Faiz: The Revolutionary Poet
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Art & Literature

Faiz Ahmad Faiz: The Revolutionary Poet

Ashraf Lone Faiz Ahmad Faiz is rightly considered one of the greatest poets of Urdu and world literature as well. Faiz was a progressive poet, attached with the Progressive Movement of Urdu Literature in India and later in Pakistan. Not…

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Politics

Whitewashing: The Media’s Two Narratives on Terrorism

Within hours after Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi immigrant, allegedly detonated a pipe bomb in New York City on December 11, severely injuring himself and wounding four others, a most comprehensive official and media narrative emerged. The formulation of the narrative…

Are teachers prohibited to marry?
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Culture

Are teachers prohibited to marry?

At the time when the world is sending their felicitations and best wishes to Indian star cricketer Virat Kohli and actress Anushka Sharma on tying their knot in Italy we have an unpleasant story in this part of the world.…

To Solitary Mahal
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Art & Literature

To Solitary Mahal

Raees Ahmed Wherein to embark,no ballad in hoard lay, To cherish your celibacy sans err, Whither will I beget Rumi's vilor, You are more lovely than fay. Oft pearl of Deity's Diadem sheen high, You embrace its torridness sans sigh,…

The ‘Last Martyr’: Who Killed Kamal Al-Assar?
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Politics

The ‘Last Martyr’: Who Killed Kamal Al-Assar?

When I learned of the death of Kamal al-Assar, a few years ago, I was baffled. He was only in his 40s. I remember him in his prime, a young rebel, leading the neighborhood youth, armed with rocks and slingshots,…