क्या है नेहरू के पुरखों को मुसलमान बताने का मक़सद और असलियत !

सोशल मीडिया की बढ़ती धमक के साथ प्रधानमंत्री जवाहरलाल नेहरू की वल्दियत को लेकर सवाल उठाए जाने लगे। विकीपीडिया में संपादन की खुली सुविधा का लाभ यह हुआ कि उनके पितामहों में किसी गयासुद्दीन गाज़ी का नाम जोड़ दिया गया और फिर उसे ‘प्रमाण ‘बतौर पेश किया जाने लगे। बाद में यह झूठ साबित हुआ और जिस कंप्यूटर से ऐसा किया गया वह पीएम मोदी … Continue reading क्या है नेहरू के पुरखों को मुसलमान बताने का मक़सद और असलियत !

No, West Bengal government did not declare 5-day holiday for Eid

A notification attributed to West Bengal government is doing rounds on social media, claiming that the state has announced a five-day holiday for Eid. Among the first to share it was the Twitter handle @SUNDARmyth on June 9 and also @vpalanisamy2010 on June 10 at 1:47 am. SV Palanisamy describes himself as a former office holder in BJP, Tamil Nadu. He accused the Mamata Banerjee-led … Continue reading No, West Bengal government did not declare 5-day holiday for Eid

The Day It All Came Down – Sehba Imam

I was such an idealist in 1992, that you could call me a dumb idiot. My friend Vismita and I were hired to conduct film making workshops for teenage girls in a village. We were giving our hearts and souls to our work. We were changing the gender dynamics in the world, one teenage girl at a time. After an exhausting day at Meethapur village, … Continue reading The Day It All Came Down – Sehba Imam

The red in the sea of black and white- Indira Jaisingh

As three judges of the Supreme Court – Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice AM Khanwilkar – sat motionless on November 27, a young woman dressed in red, with a red hijab wrapped around her head, approached them. All heads turned to look at the woman, who was followed by stern looking police women in uniform. Lawyers in black and … Continue reading The red in the sea of black and white- Indira Jaisingh

Muslim Women’s organization calls BJP’s bluff

Bebaak Collective (Voices of the Fearless), have issued a  statement univocally condemning the comment made by the BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in an event in Mumbai on Friday, 27th October that the party could win in Uttar Pradesh elections because Muslim women believed that it was BJP who could save them from ‘triple talaq’. (See, “Muslim women felt only BJP could save them from triple … Continue reading Muslim Women’s organization calls BJP’s bluff

Our Beloved Rebel girl Gauri – Mary Breeding and Chiddu Rajghatta

Chiddu Rajghatta, Gauri Lankesh’s ex husband and his wife Mary Breeding, write this beautiful eulogy to her: Gauri heard Amazing Grace when she visited me in the U.S in 1996, long after we had gone our own ways. Being agnostic, we knew our eventual destination would be the same — born of earth, returned to earth. In between, we had agreed, there is so much … Continue reading Our Beloved Rebel girl Gauri – Mary Breeding and Chiddu Rajghatta