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The choice, the bottomline

Saturday 19 October '13

Madani's outburst against the Congress and ‘secular’ forces articulates growing Muslim frustration. But there is limited room for manoeuvre.
Justice, not apology

Saturday 28 September '13

The middle class seems to think saying sorry is enough to move on from gross violations.
A package deal

Friday 26 July '13

If you love Modi, you must love his parivar too
One-eyed justice

Wednesday 3 April '13

The victims of the Bombay bomb blasts in March 1993 have got some measure of justice. But what about the victims of December 1992-January 1993?
By the majority, for the majority

Thursday 28 February '13

Addressing institutionalised discrimination and a culture of impunity is imperative. But such an approach does not suit Modi loyalists
The holy writ

Wednesday 2 January '13

Let’s also interrogate the patriarchy embedded in organised religion
Through all the tears for Bal Thackeray

Friday 23 November '12

Bal Thackeray rebuffed the idea of India and the rule of law, but he was draped in the national flag and given full state honours
On the other side of fear

Saturday 29 September '12

A new, refreshing question is in the air: is the very notion of blasphemy ‘un-Islamic’?
Why Modi cannot shake off 2002

Friday 10 August '12

Muslims, so far content with rushing relief following communal violence, have woken up to the need for justice and punishment of the guilty
Back from the Brink

Saturday 28 July '12

The compelling story of Maajid Nawaz, a young boy in Southend who joins a radical Islamist organisation and his journey back to democratic politics
Whose Shariah is it?

Saturday 7 April '12

A journey between classical texts of Islamic history and jurisprudence
Where life isn’t sacred

Thursday 26 January '12

There, little else will be. Both protesters and writers should remember that
Using the cow

Thursday 5 January '12

The MP law, ostensibly to protect the animal, is a stick to beat Muslims with
A different sort of Valley ‘protest’

Thursday 24 November '11

In the persecution of a Christian pastor in Srinagar, we can observe the development of a dangerous double standard on religious conversion
Should Modi feel vindicated?

Saturday 17 September '11

Take a closer look at the Supreme Court order.
Extreme Reaction

Saturday 28 May '11

The story of how an American Jew became a Muslim in Pakistan and her involvement with Islamist fundamentalism.
Islam after Osama

Wednesday 4 May '11

His poison found its antidote within the faith
Why I didn’t join Anna Hazare

Thursday 14 April '11

In his post-corrupt utopia, we should look forward to leaders like Narendra Modi.
The more they remain the same

Monday 14 March '11

Even as young Muslims actively embrace opportunity, there are forces that want to pull them back, and close their minds.
How to murder for peace

Saturday 22 January '11

The shocking response of ‘mainstream’ Muslim sects in India and Pakistan to Taseer’s murder.


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Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shekhar GuptaNever in India's history has the economic discourse been so one-sided. Povertarianism, has become a part of our holy national consensus. Shekhar Gupta National Interest: The deformists, July 20 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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