Corona Blues – It’s time to break from Past and build new India

By Syed Ali Mujtaba It is hard to remember that just a few weeks ago; our country was in motion, moving anarchy that is how many westerners call India. There were protests all over the country over the citizenship issue. The Citizen Amendment Act, the National People’s Register and National Citizen’s Register had stirred a … Continue reading Corona Blues – It’s time to break from Past and build new India

Healing-up during Lockdown

By Asad Mirza Indeed the human mind is very fickle. When we get what we are constantly bemoaning about, we very quickly start disliking that gift. Perhaps nothing else illustrates this fact better than the time to kill during the nationwide Lockdown, imposed to counter the Corona pandemic in the country. A few days back … Continue reading Healing-up during Lockdown

Coronavirus message to the Sin, Sinners and the Sinned

Syed Ali Mujtaba At a time when the Corona monster is at our doorsteps and we are lockdown in the confinement of our homes, there is a realization that the human race can only survive in close cooperation and not in confrontation. The global mechanization of power politics like power blocks, economic blocks and other … Continue reading Coronavirus message to the Sin, Sinners and the Sinned

Corona’s Economic Impact

By Asad Mirza The Coronavirus endemic and its deadly effects have brought new words like quarantine, lockdown, sanitisation etc. into the lexicon of every common Indian. People who had no regard for their own cleanliness have awakened to the harsh realities and have started practising what the government was trying very hard to instil in … Continue reading Corona’s Economic Impact

Afghan Accord; A Watchful Joy

By Asad Mirza The United States signed a peace deal with the Taliban, of Afghanistan on 29 February at Doha, Qatar. The accord follows a weeklong truce and 18 months of stop-and-go negotiations. It sets the terms for the withdrawal of the remaining roughly 13,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan over next 14 months. In exchange, … Continue reading Afghan Accord; A Watchful Joy

At 70, Indian Republic at Crossroads

Asad Mirza 72 years after independence and 70 years after India became a republic, instead of feeling ecstatic and consolidating our achievements we are forced to ponder the question, was this the India, dreamed of by our freedom fighters, leaders and constitution framers? At present we are standing at a crossroad, where a vast multitude … Continue reading At 70, Indian Republic at Crossroads

CAA-NRC and Resurgence of Muslim Women

Asad Mirza More than a month has passed since the protests against the CAA-NRC-NPR trio began. The government is adamant on its decision to roll out the trio in a phased manner throughout the country, whereas the protestors are not ready to withdraw their agitation against the decision. One protest, which has become a torchbearer … Continue reading CAA-NRC and Resurgence of Muslim Women

Indian Women will soar high like ‘Shaheen’

Shaheen Bagh women have coined a new model of peaceful resistance By Asad Mirza Shaheen is a Persian origin word in Urdu, referring specifically to the Barbary falcon In Persian, Shaheen literally means ‘majestic’ or ‘like a king’. It also symbolises speed, superiority, determination, loyalty, strength, wisdom, freedom, focus, ambition and aspiration. It also symbolises … Continue reading Indian Women will soar high like ‘Shaheen’

Govt must study abnormal discounts on on-line sale

Restrictions necessary on on-line sale to tackle economic recession By MADHU AGRAWAL Multi-page super-costly advertisements are usually seen in leading newspapers offering extra-ordinary heavy discounts on popular-branded electrical and electronics items. Even extra heavy discount is added if items are purchased through credit-cards issued by some specific banks. Discussion with dealers investing hugely for trade … Continue reading Govt must study abnormal discounts on on-line sale

CAA-NPR-NRC and Government Game Plan

Asad Mirza One has lost the count of sleepless nights spent since 15 Dec when the ‘police action’ against Jamia students started a whole chain of protests and reprisals across the country. Jamia was followed by AMU and scores of cities in UP and down south in Karnataka. The epitome of all this was the … Continue reading CAA-NPR-NRC and Government Game Plan



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