Islam as The Antidote to Rape Culture
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Culture

Islam as The Antidote to Rape Culture

Raees Ahmed There is no denying the fact that women in our contemporary society find least respect and safety in every corner and institution. Men have put forth their greatest efforts and energy to harm these noble creatures. Rape and…

From Democracy to Mobocracy and Secularism to Hindutva
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Politics

From Democracy to Mobocracy and Secularism to Hindutva

Ashraf Lone India’s democracy, social setup and secularism is in grave danger. And this danger has become more visible now. The pace with which Indian society is indoctrinated with the hatred of muslims, dalits and other marginal communities is increasing…

Unseen and Real US ‘War on Terror’ in Africa
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Politics

Unseen and Real US ‘War on Terror’ in Africa

There is a real - but largely concealed - war which is taking place throughout the African continent. It involves the United States, an invigorated Russia and a rising China. The outcome of the war is likely to define the…

Making of a Rebel
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Art & Literature

Making of a Rebel

Spring was at its best. It was encouraging the leaflets to come out and enjoy the feeble heat of the new sun. The runlets were slowly coming to life taking along the blackish dead leaves, lying there through the long…

Kashmir, The Fallen Apart
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Art & Literature

Kashmir, The Fallen Apart

Kashmir I behold thee fallen apart, Doused in an ocean of dark red tears, Cosmic reflector casts thine woebegone estate. The blood that spills seizes the aroma of moon. The night wind woes, in unison I hear the heart-rending cries,…

The 1971 War – Revisiting India’s Victory
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The 1971 War – Revisiting India’s Victory

'Defense of the East lies in the West', was the strategic concept outlined by Gen. Ayub Khan in the late fifties, as lame as it seems today, also shows the latent inclination of the West to prioritize itself in contrast…

Anxieties about Indian Democracy
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Anxieties about Indian Democracy

Jitamanyu Sahoo Indian democracy project is an endeavour fraught with difficulty. The reason is not because the thesis is enormous, complex and unravelling itself as it is growing older. It is rather the need to assess the complexities which arise…

Arundhati Roy – India’s Brave Daughter
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Art & Literature

Arundhati Roy – India’s Brave Daughter

The name of Arundhati Roy stands out in the intellectual landscape of India. Born in Shillong to Rajib Roy and Mary Roy, Arundhati Roy had a disturbed childhood with her parents parting their ways when she hadn't completed even two…

India China US Triangle
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India China US Triangle

As nations we all are derivatives of our cultures and civilization but if one wants to see a state wedged-in in pristine culture you could see the examples of India and China. Cultural preponderance and centuries-old civilizational heritage make the…

Rohingya in India: Fear of deportation to Myanmar
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Rohingya in India: Fear of deportation to Myanmar

Dr Yaqoob & Dr Khursheed  The Rohingya is a Muslim minority group in Rakhine State, which occupies the western coast of Myanmar. The Rohingyas are often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority”. There are in between 800,000 and 1,100,000 Rohingyas…

Book Review: ‘Walking with The Comrades’
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Book Review

Book Review: ‘Walking with The Comrades’

'Walking With The Comrades' published by Penguin Books is an account of a thrilling experience by India's brilliant daughter, Arundhati Roy in the forests of Dandakaranya (Dandakaranya includes parts of Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh states). In this book…