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People in front of Jama Masjid during month of Ramadan | Sanjit Das | Bloomberg

Everyone has got it wrong in the Ramadan-Ramzan debate. And no, it’s not about Wahhabism

Explaining the shift from Ramzan to Ramadan in India as an influence of Saudi brand of Islam or Wahhabism is shockingly superficial.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | PTI

Pakistani Urdu newspaper uses abusive language for Modi and his mother

The news report comes amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack.

‘Rich Muslims’ expense on Umrah, marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

With 120 million Indian Muslims living on Rs 67 a day, scholars want rich community members to spend less on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.
File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Atul Yadav/PTI

IAF jets dropped bombs on JeM camps in Balakot on 26 February, show govt satellite images

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Shah Rukh Khan at a summit in New Delhi | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Modi govt plans to use Shah Rukh, Salman Khan & Katrina Kaif to promote Urdu language

Facing tough competition from private players for promotion of Urdu, the Modi govt wants Bollywood stars to mouth a few lines in Urdu and use them in videos.

Not about numbers: Why Abu Dhabi labour court chose Hindi over Malayalam

Hindi has emerged as a medium of communication among the workforce not only from India but also from Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka in UAE.
Mirza Ghalib | Commons

A birthday tribute to Mirza Ghalib, the poet who took Urdu to the zenith of glory

Mirza Ghalib, a courtier of the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, is today remembered as the brightest beacon of Urdu literature.
Mallika Sherawat in 'Mayya Mayya', Guru | YouTube

Waqt, chaawal and Bollywood — the deep relationship between Indians and Arabs

Contact between nations is not only wrapped in history books, but celebrated every moment by people through words and expressions.
Mughal-e-Azam | YouTube

Urdu sounds are disappearing from Bollywood songs

The gradual decline of Urdu diction in Bollywood songs from Mughal-e-Azam to My Name is Khan
Children in an Indian classroom.

The silent segregation of Muslim students in Bhopal’s schools

In many schools of Bhopal, students are being put in classes based on the language they choose to study, but that has other consequences.

On Camera

File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.