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Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Jinnah didn’t join the Muslim League right away. He had one condition

In Jinnah: A Life, Yasser Latif Hamdani writes about how Jinnah often played the bridge between Hindus and Muslims.
Aligarh Muslim University

Why AMU’s middle name has never been more in focus than in the last five years

In the last five years, the Aligarh Muslim University has faced a series of rhetorical questions from India’s Hindu Right-wing groups.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah | PTI

With amended Citizenship Act, BJP will do Jinnah proud

Its essence may be summed up as: No Muslims please, this is India.
Jinnah Park in Winnipeg | Twitter

Now, Jinnah has triggered a controversy in distant Canada

Maxime Brenier had lashed out because a park was renamed after Jinnah, while in another city, inaugural PM John Macdonald’s bust was pulled down.
Allama Raghib Ahsan was elected to the Indian Constituent Assembly (above) in 1946 | Popperfoto/Getty Images

The man who played a role in the politics of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Allama Raghib Ahsan, an adviser and confidant to Muhammad Ali Jinnah, was a member of the Indian Constituent Assembly.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The week hasn’t been kind to Jinnah’s legacy – neither in India nor in Pakistan

Ironically, in both India and Pakistan, Jinnah’s name and legacy was dragged into controversies at premier educational institutions
Students protest in front of the gate of AMU | PTI

Jinnah row is an RSS ploy to leave its stamp on India’s oldest Muslim university: Students

Part of a larger game plan to ‘mainstream’ Aligarh Muslim University, say students; former VC Hamid Ansari calls it stupid antics of local politicians.

On Camera

Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala | Commons

Padmanabhaswamy verdict can reduce the rich temple to go to Communists with a begging bowl

The Supreme Court has also ordered a 25-year audit of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Even scam-tainted promoters or companies have not had to face such long-term audits.
JioGigaFiber

After luring Google & Facebook, Mukesh Ambani plans to build a global digital company

Mukesh Ambani unveiled a slew of services from Jio, including a 5G network as early as next year and a mega video-streaming platform.

Defence

The new SiG 716 G2 rifles in use with the Indian Army | By special arrangement

Rifles, missiles, ammunition, drones — armed forces on shopping spree amid LAC tensions

Unprecedented emergency powers given to armed forces under the capital budget, for purchases of new equipment and systems, are likely to ease bottlenecks.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.