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Distorted to Divide

Humra Quraishi comments about the distortion of Indian History and the caste, class and religious divides it seeks to indulge....

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Speak, for your lips are still free…

As Eid-ul-Fitr is to  be  observed next week, let me write about one of my earlier meetings with the late Khwaja Hasan Sani Nizami, w...

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Facts about Indian Muslims

Humra Quraishi leans on facts and figures to draw a picture of the state of the Muslim community in India.

“Who says only Bollywood songs are gold?!” – Gulzar

As Bollywood’s undisputed Poet Laureate moves from strength to strength, Monojit Lahiri recalls some amazing conversatio...

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Hinduism, not Hindutva, was Nehru’s idea of India

Let us not be in any illusion. Being complacent basis the belief that there’s any sensitivity left in the discourse would be wrong, write...

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Signs of the times: Nothing’s right

Humra Quraishi says that the signs of fascism are spreading, yet as mute spectators we sit quiet and subdued.

Alibabas galore…

Film historian Dhruv Somani flashbacks to the plethora of Bollywood movies, which were once fascinated by the adventures of Al...

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The Varanasi mystique

A photo-essay by Ashis Ghatak, vivifying how the winter sets in on the holy city of Varanasi, on the banks of the River Ganges...

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Why Modi Government's Renaming Frenzy is a Political Act of Invasion

You have a right to name that which you have built. But no right to rename that which has been built by oth...

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The Disappearing Art of Conversation

Since the emergence of humans on the planet, conversation has been the cornerstone of human civilization. From the initial words exchanged r...

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