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Not just New Zealand, Muslims must come together when terrorists attack non-Muslims too

Muslims must learn from how non-Muslims have come together to express grief and compassion with the victims of the New Zealand attack.
File photo of the Constitution of India | Commons

Modi calls Constitution a ‘holy book’ but his government violates its letter and spirit

The Narendra Modi government has presided over the weakening of several important institutions, including the council of ministers and RBI.
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.
The Western Wall with the Dome of the Rock visible on the skyline in Jerusalem | Hope Ghelli/Bloomberg

In Jerusalem, I saw a reflection of Ayodhya

Zionism has numerous symbolic parallels with Hindutva as espoused by Savarkar.
Mahatma Gandhi, circa 1935 | Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The reason why Gandhi wanted to go to Pakistan

Gandhi's proposal to visit cities such as Lahore, Rawalpindi and Karachi after Partition had a symbolic political value.
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Naseeruddin Shah spoke up for Muslims, but dangerously alienated most of them

Naseeruddin Shah's comments, as well-meaning as they were, risk playing into the good Muslim vs bad Muslim binary.
The chief priest opens the 'sanctum sanctorum' of the Sabarimala temple, Nov 2018 | PTI

If Supreme Court has to intervene at Sabarimala, it must do so for all religions

On Sabarimala, Supreme Court cannot force Hindus to abandon traditions that cause no harm.
Sabarimala temple | Commons

Why Sabarimala issue leaves instinctive liberals like me torn: Shashi Tharoor

Expecting BJP to fix Sabarimala is like hoping an arsonist will develop a better fire-extinguisher.
Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labbaik march during a protest in Lahore against the acquittal of Asia Bibi | ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan’s historic ruling on Asia Bibi blasphemy case read like a religious text itself

Don't blame Pakistan's judges for relying more on Quran than rule of law to acquit Asia Bibi of blasphemy charges.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

In Asia Bibi blasphemy violence, Imran Khan faces the Frankenstein’s monster

Not too long ago, Imran Khan had actively supported the violent protests against the Nawaz Sharif government.

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Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.


File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Five IAF Spice 2000 bombs hit JeM camps in Balakot, govt satellite images show

High-resolution images procured by India show two JeM structures were hit by IAF in Balakot on 26 February.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?