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 Abdul Sattar

Lessons from Iraq

Lessons from Iraq

The ‘shock and awe’ campaign that began with the US and UK’s illegal invasion of Iraq may have ended many years ago, but Iraqis who bore the brunt of this aggression are still in a state of invisible shock. Their country, which was once described in a UN report issued in October 1991 as a […]

 Dr. Shahid Amin Trali

Avoid Career Confusions!

Avoid Career Confusions!

Great navigators never hesitate to share what they know. They are proud of what they’ve learned. Do you see anyone who has the life or the career you want? Ask them what they learned along the way. What was a key lesson for them?

The goal of education is to form good humans devoted to work for the creation of societies of love, freedom, fellowship, justice and harmony. The real aim of education cannot be other than the main development of the individual as a good member of society. People who are educated tend to have well-paid jobs, be […]

 SEEMA MUSTAFA

The Hijab and I (And Of Course You!)

In response to Ramachandra Guha and the response to him

My grandmother (Nani) Anis Kidwai was widowed in her early 30’s. My grandfather was killed in Dehradun while trying to ensure peace in the violence of partition. She was wearing the burka then, mother to three children. Bereaved and in deep distress, she went to Gandhi for direction, for something to do. She started weeping […]

 P Chidambaram

Change begins with words and ideas

Change begins with words and ideas

Measuring growth is a problem. It is a bigger problem if you change the rules in the middle of the game.

GDP is the gross domestic product. Keeping aside the nuances, it is the gross value of the country’s output of goods and services in a financial year. The output is valued in current prices as well as in constant prices (the latter are prices adjusted for inflation). In order to value the output at constant […]

 Ruchir Joshi

We don’t need no thought control

Today, in India, models of educational excellence that were adapted from the best universities in the world are under serious threat from the government

There is a slightly lunatic argument that says that humanity reached the peak of civilisation at some point between the 1950s and today. This peak, the argument goes, was enjoyed by the more privileged countries (read: Western Europe, North America and Australasia) where wide sections of the population managed some semblance of equality, and a […]

 KI News

One nation, many religions

One nation, many religions

Lingayat leadership is under an erroneous belief that recognition of a religious community depends on law

By: Faizan Mustafa “It was not in contemplation of the framers of the constitution to add to the list of religious minorities,” said the Supreme Court in the Bal Patil case (2003) refusing recognition of the Jains as a religious minority. In one of the most regressive judgments, the court, following the oft-repeated rightist argument, […]

 Walaa Hussein

Egypt Looks to Sufi Sheikhs to Counter Extremism

Al-Shadhiliya Al-Uliya is a new Sufi order in Egypt that will be launched officially during the holy month of Ramadan (May-June), according to a source belonging to this new order, who spoke to Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity. The Supreme Council of Sufi Orders in Egypt and the Ministry of Awqaf approved Feb. 21 the […]

 Towseef Ahmad

Ontic Structural Realism

The physical world and the scientific change which can occur in its manifold paradigms and ontologies is often gripped with divergence of views, contradictions and metaphysical dimensions. The impressive range and normative description of these deterministic trajectories and tendencies creates a niche for the emancipation of several moral criteria and hyper-norms. The metaphysical explanations drawn […]

 Irfan Engineer

Anti-Muslim Riots in Sri Lanka

Anti-Muslim Riots in Sri Lanka

  Irfan Engineer The recent anti-Muslim riots in Kandy, Sri Lanka, once again demonstrate that religion is becoming more salient in public domain, including politics, in South Asia. My recent visit to Sri Lanka and talking to a cross section of people from different religions, including some people in the Government underscores this fact. Anti-Muslim […]

 KI News

BJP’s Forays in North Eastern States and its anti Minority Agenda

BJP’s Forays in North Eastern States and its anti Minority Agenda

BY: Ram Puniyani From last couple of decades one is coming across the pamphlets, leaflets and other material containing the propaganda that Christian missionaries are converting the people at rapid pace and the examples mostly cited have been those of the North Eastern states. This propaganda has been extensively used at pan India level, particularly […]