Call for Change in School Hours in Kerala

As a concerned mother of a six year old who has just  started his first std.,schooling, i would like to know from the concerned school authorities,as to what is it that they gain by making…

Blunt message from shrapnels

Syeda Hameed, Indian Express, April 17, 2006Jama Masjid blast tears apart the simplistic theory that all acts of terrorism are linked and connectedBeyond the fact of its splendour and beauty, there are two reasons why…

Islands of Sanity : Raheel Dhattiwala

The slums of Ram-Rahim Nagar along with the slums of Khanpur Darwaza and the middle-class residential apartments of Khanpur are the only three localities which have yet remained relatively untouched by the virus of communal…

Islamophobia: A second Holocaust in the making

As German leaders traditionally do on visits to Israel, Chancellor Angela Merkel recently visited Yad Vashem, Israel's memorial to the Holocaust. There she termed the Holocaust "a source of deep shame" for Germany, and spoke…

The legacy of India's counter-terrorism

 By Jaskaran Kaur  July 17, 2005, Boston Globe (www.boston.com)WHEN INDIAN Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets with President Bush in Washington this week on his first official visit, and the first of an Indian head of…

Casteist. Communalist. Racist. And Now, A Nobel Laureate

Meena Kandasamy, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India        You spit on your people,        Your people applaud,        Your former oppressors laurel you.        The thorns biting your forehead        Are contempt        Disguised as concern.        'At Last', Sea Grapes,…