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Gandhi, Nehru witness to my father’s killing

Nishrin Jafri Hussain Witnesses to my Abba, Ahsan Jafris killings were Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Narayan Desai, Anne Frank, Karl Marx, Dostoyevsky, A. M Zaidi, Oscar Wilde, Zafar Iqbal and many more. Yes, fourteen years ago they watched in silence from the book shelves of his library when he and his fellow Muslim neighbors were being butchered on February 28th, ... Read More »

Book Review: Burns Within

Book: Burns within Author: B.S. Gautam Anurag Hardcover:    73 pages Publisher:     Sanjeev Prakashan Price:                  Rs 200 Review by:         Mansha Ashraf The translation of thirty Hindi poetic collection of B.S.Gautam Anurag’s into English by Dr. Abnish Singh Chauhan under the title “Burns Within” deserves praise and requires much work to attain excellence. The poet expresses his view that we ... Read More »

No Consistency in Delhi’s Approach to Kashmir: A.S. Dulat  

  Kashmir remains India’s unsolved puzzle for over six decades. Its history has thrown up strange paradoxes and challenges for policy makers in New Delhi. In his book, Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years, Amarjit Singh Dulat, who headed India’s external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), between 1999 and 2000, and was Special Advisor on Kashmir to Prime Minister Atal ... Read More »

My name is Umar Khalid, certainly, but I am not a terrorist’

 Here is a rough translation of full speech of Umar Khalid that he made at JNU. My name is Umar Khalid, certainly, but I am not a terrorist. First of all, today, at this time, for the last many days, students who have been on the roads, inside and outside the campus, and all those faculty members – all the ... Read More »

Political Discourse on Gender Hits an All-Time Low

GENDER AND ELECTIONS Kavita Krishnan  The political discourse and debate on gender has hit an all-time low in this election campaign, observes Kavita Krishnan, who says that it is chilling to observe the way in which politicians invoke women’s safety as a pretext to justify communal and caste violence. With the 2014 Lok Sabha election in India being held a ... Read More »

70 p.c. of out-of-school children are from SC, ST, minorities

TANU KULKARNI (The Hindu) This includes children who have never enrolled in schools and dropouts. About 70 per cent of out-of-school-children (OOSC) in Karnataka belong to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other minority communities, reveals the latest Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) survey, indicating that even primary education continues to elude marginalised communities. The survey showed that 6,633 of the 9,468 ... Read More »

`Book review: Urdu Literature and Journalism – Critical perspectives

The book holds an ample coverage on Ghalib, Firaq, Faiz, Iqbal, Rabindranath Tagore, Munshi Premchand, Manto and Kalam, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and Josh. By Nayeem Showkat Khan Going beyond the stereotype of Urdu – inordinately influenced by ‘emotionalism’ and ‘protest journalism’, Shafey Kidwai in his book ‘Urdu Literature and Journalism: Critical perspectives’ has given the language a new life in ... Read More »

The JNU Protest: The Right to Dissent

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai In many respects the brouhaha over the Jawahar Lal Nehru (JNU) protest and the arrest of the student union presidentKanhaiya Kumar can be counted as a good thing, in that it has brought the issue of Kashmir again into the national limelight, encouraging discussion and dialogue about self-determination. Kashmir is one of the most beautiful countries ... Read More »


 Syed Maajid Rashid Andrabi  Strong financial institutions are the pillars of economic growth, progress and success of modern economies. Lack of accessible and affordable financial services has always been a global problem. Therefore, the significance of an inclusive financial system is widely accepted in all major economies of the world. Financial access can really boost the financial condition and standard ... Read More »


  Dear Crown of Creation, With due regard to your noble epithet, ‘the crown of creation’, it is stated with immense honour that your kind and dignified treatment to me makes me feel overwhelmed and i fail to find words to express my gratitude to you. I too am trying my best to serve you with equal passion and zeal. ... Read More »