Cleaning up a house where a relationship died – Sehba Imam

It’s messy. And throws up many questions. Was it killed, murdered in cold blood? Culpable homicide or reciprocatory violence. Was it kidnapped and made to disappear? or was it a case of plain suicide in sheer desperation. Every corner has a story to tell, every chipped dish and decoration piece gathering dust is an eyewitness. The white blood of silences and the purple splashes of … Continue reading Cleaning up a house where a relationship died – Sehba Imam

“Sumegha you will be missed”, say her friends

Sumedha Gulati, all of of 22 years is no more. She was a journalist, a romantic and almost a militant secular who died of Blood cancer on 29th July, 2016. Her last post on Facebook was “Hello. This is urgent. We need AB- and B- blood at ACTREC in Navi Mumbai for a fellow, preferably before 5 today. Patient’s family also arranging. Hopefully they may … Continue reading “Sumegha you will be missed”, say her friends

निशाने पर सहिष्णुता नहीं संविधान है ! – Pankaj Srivastava

    आमिर ने आख़िर क्या कहा, जो ऐसा हंगामा बरपा है? यही न, कि उनकी पत्नी ने हालात से तंग आकर उनसे देश छोड़ने की बात छेड़ी। कहा कि अख़बार देखकर डर लगता है। आमिर ने तो बस इसकी जानकारी दी, वह भी इसे ‘डिज़ास्टरस’ (विनाशकारी) बताते हुए । अगर दिक़्क़त है तो आमिर के नहीं उस किरण के बारे में सोचो जो उदास … Continue reading निशाने पर सहिष्णुता नहीं संविधान है ! – Pankaj Srivastava

Right of minorities in Majoritarian Government – Fali S. Nariman

9/15/2014- Hillele.org Transcript of Mr.Fali S. Nariman’s 7th Annual Lecture of National Commission of Minorites: “Minorities at Cross Roads: Comments on Judicial Pronouncements” delivered on Friday, 12th September, 2014 at Speaker Hall(Annexe), Constitution Club of India, Rafi Marg, New Delhi Organized by The National Commission of Minorities. The elections in April-May, 2014 this year have put a strong majoritarian Government in power at the Centre. I … Continue reading Right of minorities in Majoritarian Government – Fali S. Nariman

Childhood Memories, Garba and Bitty Mausi – Zeba Imam

September 28, 2014 at 2:09pm It was a newspaper story this morning that brought back memories of Bitty Mausi, and almost brought tears to my eyes Bitty Mausi was the younger sister of Ek Number Wali Aunty, so referred to by us because of our system of referring to our friends’ moms by their house numbers. My mom was Saat Number Wali Aunty. And we … Continue reading Childhood Memories, Garba and Bitty Mausi – Zeba Imam

Has Modi moderated? – Irfan Engineer

      Ashutosh Varshney in his article in Indian Express (Modi the Moderate) writes that “Modi may not have Vajpayee’s style but, substantively, his campaign over the last few months shows roughly similar traits.” Varshney gives instances of Modi paying tribute to Maulana Azad in one of his election speeches; stitching alliances with the dalit parties, including with those who fought against him and … Continue reading Has Modi moderated? – Irfan Engineer

BJP needs Advani’s experience, RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat says

NEW DELHI: At the launch of three books compiling blogs written by veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday, RSS chief Mohan Rao Bhagwat seemed to put across the message that BJP may be moving ahead with its new generation leaders (like Narendra Modi) in the context of the 2014 general elections but the party needed the experience and goodwill earned by seniors like Advani … Continue reading BJP needs Advani’s experience, RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat says