I don’t know why everyone is asking me to imagine the trauma of Najeeb’s mother and sister. I am Hindu, an upper caste to boot- Deepak Venkatesha

I don’t know why everyone is asking me to imagine the trauma of Najeeb’s mother and sister. I am a majority of the religion Hindu, a upper caste to boot. Why should I imagine their trauma. Arre they are Muslims yaar and they are the minority. They have always stayed in Ghettos. I don’t care that we put them in there the first place. I … Continue reading I don’t know why everyone is asking me to imagine the trauma of Najeeb’s mother and sister. I am Hindu, an upper caste to boot- Deepak Venkatesha

A Brief Story of Shuklaji and Rameez’s Namaaz-e-Jumma

26/Aug/2016, 1:40pm: I hurriedly went down from office to catch an auto-rickshaw to reach Masjid for the Friday congregational prayer (“Namaaz-e-Jumma’h”). As soon as I sat in the auto I realised that I had forgotten my wallet in my office in the rush. I requested the auto guy to drop me at the Masjid and wait till I pray (for 15-20 minutes) and drop me … Continue reading A Brief Story of Shuklaji and Rameez’s Namaaz-e-Jumma

“Paavam, kozhandhai, let her touch and play” – Benazir

When I was 8 or 9 years old, one of my neighbours took to me to the house of another neighbor during navratri when brahmin households keep golu (figurines arranged over a step-like apparatus). The hosts were traditional brahmins who lived in a grand house, the uncle – who would have been around 50 then, was tall, dignified with a booming voice and his wife … Continue reading “Paavam, kozhandhai, let her touch and play” – Benazir

Mar 26 काँग्रेस : बस ‘टीना’ में ही जीना – क़मर वहीद नक़वी By: Qamar Waheed Naqvi

प्रशान्त किशोर ने काँग्रेस को एक ‘क्विक फ़िक्स’ फ़ार्मूला दिया है. ब्राह्मणों को पार्टी के तम्बू में वापस लाओ. फ़ार्मूला सीधा है. जब तक ब्राह्मण काँग्रेस के साथ नहीं आते, तब तक उत्तर प्रदेश में मुसलमान भी काँग्रेस के साथ नहीं आयेंगे. क्योंकि मुसलमान तो उधर ही जायेंगे, जो बीजेपी के ख़िलाफ़ जीत सके. मायावती के कारण अब दलित तो टूटने से रहे. तो कम … Continue reading Mar 26 काँग्रेस : बस ‘टीना’ में ही जीना – क़मर वहीद नक़वी By: Qamar Waheed Naqvi