Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicAllama Iqbal

Topic: Allama Iqbal

Muhammad Iqbal wasn’t against democracy or a casteist. Don’t misinterpret his work

Celebrating his birthday as Urdu Day in India can be a topic of debate but Muhammad Iqbal is certainly a hero.

Mohammad Iqbal, who wrote ‘saare Jahan se achha’, made modernity a dirty word for Muslims

Iqbal’s poetry was not art for art’s sake. He saw himself as a millenarian messenger for the restoration of Islamic supremacy.

Pakistan’s Asia Bibi episode shows injecting extremists into politics is a bad idea

Imran Khan government's reluctance to confront clerical power makes its earlier promises ring hollow.

Allama Iqbal: Pakistan’s national poet & the man who gave India ‘Saare jahan se achha’

Allama Iqbal is most famous in India for penning ‘Saare jahan se achha’, but it was also on the basis of his 1930 speech that the two-nation theory was formed.

On Camera

YourTurn

Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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