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Legalising surrogacy is much like legalising paid sex

Is there no other industry where our women earn a decent living without having to go through labour pains? Safina Nabi Freedom and equality for women is a tricky subject. It is interesting to hear when people discuss on it, more so when lawyers talk about it. One day, I was commuting by Delhi Metro and happened to overhear a ... Read More »

  “Modernity and white washing of humanity”

Fouzia Snowber khan Enormous mystery is associated with early man who is labelled as a devotee and genuflection of elementariness ; naturalness , purity , unity , honesty , love hard work and what not!  It won’t be wrong to call him as a “happy camper” of past. His social , cultural and spiritual expressions; his countenance; everything has bought ... Read More »

Nazis, Ataturk and Islam

  Ataturk in the Nazi Imagination (HISTORY) By Stefan Ihrig Harvard University Press, US ISBN 978-067436837 305pp.   Islam and Nazi Germany’s War (HISTORY) By David Motadel Harvard University Press, US ISBN 978-0674724600 500pp.     MUHAMMAD ALI SIDDIQI  Nazi interest in Islam and Turkey, especially in Kemal Ataturk, is nothing to be proud of. But the interest in Islam ... Read More »

The idea of the Hijab

The covering of the head is not a religious obligation in Islam and no such moral value should be assigned to it, writes M Aamer Sarfraz M Aamer Sarfraz  Muslims around the world are battling against everything and everyone at the moment.  This is because they are paranoid, albeit with some compelling reasons, that the world is out to get ... Read More »

Women, a blessing

Fouzia Snowber Khan Let me quote with beautiful lines of Ralph Waldo Emerson “Not Gold but only wo(men) can make people great and strong.  wo(men) who for truth and honour ‘s sake , stand fast and suffer long wo (men) who toil while others flee they build a nation’s pillars deep and left it to the sky “ Woman is ... Read More »

Violence at home

ASMA HUMAYUN AMIDST robust campaigning by liberal sections to activate the feminist lobby and strong criticism by clerics defending Islam’s endowment of women’s rights, there is a risk of overlooking the essence of what is a major human rights and public health issue — domestic violence. Today, domestic violence is recognised as a ‘global’ public health issue that is prevalent ... Read More »

PDP’s surrender

A.G. NOORANI WHEN, on April 4, Mehbooba Mufti, the Peoples Democratic Party’s president, takes office as chief minister of Indian Jammu & Kashmir in coalition with the Bharatiya Janata Party, her fall will be even more abject than was that of her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed when he took oath of office as chief minister as head of this coalition ... Read More »

Ensure evening transport in Srinagar city: Div Com to officials

Srinagar, Mar 30, CNS: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon Wednesday directed the officials to ensure evening transport in the city for the convenience of the public. Dr. Samoon said this during a meet with members of Chamber of Commerce and Industries Kashmir who called on the Div Com to apprise him about the problems faced by the public ... Read More »

Welcome to Kashmir’s underbelly of medical crimes against women

The state administration has traditionally struggled to implement any kind of sex education. Safina Nabi During an event in Delhi, I met a fellow martial arts lover who runs a training programme for women in Uttam Nagar, one of the grittier parts of Delhi where crimes against women are high. She told me a lot of stories about how she ... Read More »

GET RID OF DEPRESSION

Depression is a Phenomenon of Discontentment .Why does this phenomenon exist .The reason is that every person is born with an unlimited desire for enjoyment .But everyone has very limited capacity of fulfilment .It is this gap in human nature that makes people live in unrest .Is this phenomenon due to a defect in nature ? Not at all .It ... Read More »