OPINION

 Akeel Rashid

Where are we in the fight against coronavirus?

Where are we in the fight against coronavirus?

The administrators are looking at numbers and not treatments. The numbers lead to the question: What should we do about the pandemic? And treatment leads to: What is happening with the pandemic?

The “PLEASE STAY AT HOME FOR US” phrase often affixed to the tweets posted by medical officials sound like grandiose. The phrase has a tempting appeal as it convinces us to believe that “staying at home” is the panacea to COVID-19. If that’s the case, I think we’re already halfway there. Here is how: We […]

 Zeeshan Rasool Khan

Lessons from COVID pandemic

Lessons from COVID pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic has engulfed many countries. The ravaging microscopic body – the coronavirus behind this disease — has posed an extreme threat to the world that now seems helpless at its wit’s end. This virus knows no discrimination. It affects whosoever comes in its way. Neither it is communal nor casteist. It transcends barriers of […]

 Akeel Rashid

Making ‘non-science’ sense of COVID-19 situation

Making ‘non-science’ sense of COVID-19 situation

The preparation to fight the deadly coronavirus for majority of us – who come from a non-science background – looks something like this: “Shelter-in-place lockdown orders”, “testing”, “contact tracing”, “quarantine measures” and so on. Given that there is no cure and vaccine available to stave off COVID-19 pandemic from growing and suppressing its transmission, governments […]

 Raouf Rasool

Why baptize COVID-19; viruses do not need such classifications!

Why baptize COVID-19; viruses do not need such classifications!

Whatever is known of the novel coronavirus thus far informs that like other viruses and bacteria, this invisible creature does not belong to any particular faith tradition, or sex, or possess any other such markers, which humans so obsessively assign to themselves for the purpose of othering the OTHER. However, for the past few days […]

 OPINION

Corona challenge: Prophet’s life and teaching provide hope

Corona challenge: Prophet’s life and teaching provide hope

BY: Ashraf Amin Currently entire world is passing through the most dreadful phase of human history. Covid-19 pandemic has overtaken us all. It makes no distinction among us. The rich and the poor, developed and underdeveloped — all have been subdued by the outrageous viral disease. The virus has exposed our vulnerabilities as human beings. […]

 Raouf Rasool

COVID-19: Praise them as warriors, but doctors are not Kamikaze

COVID-19: Praise them as warriors, but doctors are not Kamikaze

A bomb disposal squad being summoned to go and inspect and then also neutralize a ticking bomb is normal. What is, however, not be normal is to ask the bomb experts to do it with bare hands, without proper tools and necessary protective gear that are needed to carry out this dangerous job. This is […]

 Raouf Rasool

Lessons must be learnt from Nizamuddin incident

Lessons must be learnt from Nizamuddin incident

COVID-19: Just stay home; it’s better for you, and others too

Today Late Maulana Elyas will be a worried man, and more than that, a very sad man. Reason being that the movement he started in early 1920s and which has by now grown into one of the biggest proselytization movements in the world — doubtlessly the biggest among the Muslims — has come under the […]

 Shabeer Rather

Can India sustain the Lockdown?

Can India sustain the Lockdown?

Prime Minister of India has asked its people to observe complete lockdown from 25th of March to 14th of April, that’s complete 21 days. This lockdown is the world’s largest such exercise. He emphasised that lockdown is the only way or only possible way known so far to save the country from the pandemic. “This […]

 Raouf Rasool

COVID-19: Rethink needed

COVID-19: Rethink needed

See the tragedy -- while military warehouses are overflowing with bombs, bullets and mortars that could wipe the life out of this globe in a matter of days if not hours, there is no such thing as on date which could inflict a similar fatal strike on novel coronavirus.

The disconcerting helplessness inflicted by the COVID-19 has exposed vital chinks in the traditional military wisdom. The frustrating inability of even the world’s best military means and technology to defend humankind against the threats posed by COVID-19 has put a big question mark over the utility of military industrial complex, which has for decades been […]

 Adeela Hameed

This Earth Hour, Nature Healed

This Earth Hour, Nature Healed

Kingdoms are established and vanquished, thrones overthrown and political regimes rise to fall. In all this, one nation remains unaffected. A nation bound by aspects much more important than sentimental power. A community that has survived ages of cold and drought and has pioneered to flourish even after devastation. This little yet humongous utilitarian reserve […]

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