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The Politics of Iftar: When will we grow up?

Paper No. 5980                                      Dated 3-Aug-2015
 
By R. Upadhyay
 
The month of Ramzan has just ended and so has the Iftar war among various political leaders. It will come again and again each year and the political parties will continue to misuse this religious occasion not only for achieving some political mileage  but also as a platform for re-grouping of political parties around the dining table against their political opponents. When are we going to grow up?
 

TELANGANA ––Trapped in the game of Urdu politics?

Paper No. 5971                               Dated 14-July-2015
 
By R. Upadhyay
 
On 20 May the newly formed Telengana State in one of its first policy decisions made Urdu as its first official language along with Telugu.  In the Nizam area, imposition of Urdu had played a divisive communal politics and unless the political class acts with responsibility the danger of communal polarisation in Telangana is real. 
 

Modi’s Forthcoming Bangla Visit – Consolidating Relations and a Sub-SAARC

Paper No. 5943                                    Dated 29-May-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s forthcoming visit to Bangladesh (June 6/7) is expected to be a game changer in relations among SAARC nations despite Pakistan’s efforts to be a spoiler.

Nationalisation of Religious Minoritism – An Affront to Secular democratic principles of the country

Paper No. 5941                                 Dated 27-May-2015

By R. Upadhyay

On May 7, the Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind General Secretary Malana Memood Madni urged Darool Uloom Deoband “to issue a fatwa on how to defend Islam in the wake of increasing campaigns against minorities during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rule”.

Identity Crisis and Political realities of Indian Muslims

Paper No. 5922                               Dated 30-Apr-2015

By R. Upadhyay

The surprising meeting of eleven Muslim leaders from across the country with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 6 suggests that some in the community think differently on the current  political reality and the Muslim identity.

Are Islamic Extremists Poised to Swallow Bangladesh?

Paper No. 5916                                Dated 16-Apr-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

The assassination of two liberal bloggers in quick succession in February and March raises some very disturbing questions.

Hoping for a Peaceful Bangladesh

Paper No. 5913                               Dated 11-Apr-2015
 
Guest Column:  By Kazi Anwarul Masud
                                    
The world is passing through a stage of conundrum. 
 

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