By: MUKHTAR AHMAD FAROOQI The traditional curriculum is based on the assumption that children must be pursued by knowledge because they will never pursue it themselves. Thus schooling came to be a method of controlling children and forcing them to do whatever educators decided was beneficial for them. Given a choice, most children prefer not […]
By: Raziuddin Aquil The India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi, organised this week a special address on “Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation”, by His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Emphasising on the role of faith in the future of the world, the king said that much […]
BY:Syed Ali Zia Jaffery Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has offered the Taliban to join the peace process in a bid to save the country. Earlier this month – just weeks after causing carnage and bloodshed in Kabul – the Afghan Taliban implored the US to enter into a dialogue in a bid to end the […]
Nisar has said one reason Pakistan isn't a superpower is that Pakistani gardeners take more smoking breaks than their Chinese counterparts.
BY: Mohammed Hanif The Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court, Mian Saqib Nisar, is a man on a mission. Our senior-most judge wants to rid the country of corrupt politicians, and he wants us to eat hormone-free chicken. “The aim of my struggle is clean air, clean water, pure milk,” he told lawyers last week […]
It is a blot both in and on India’s constitution.
By: A.G. Noorani ABSOLUTE monarchs wield legislative and executive power. Democracies do not and cannot. It is amazing that the framers of India’s constitution blindly endowed the governments at the centre and in the states with the power to legislate, albeit in emergent circumstances for a limited period and subject to ratification by the legislature. […]
By: Imtiaz Gul Pakistan currently resembles the biblical Goliath; big and armed to teeth but stymied by a myriad of factors such as inaction, inefficiency, institutional paralysis, inter-institutional tug of war, ill-preparedness, insufficient vision on top and behavioral intransigence on issues that are virtually existential threats to the country. The embarrassment suffered at the Paris […]
‘An Ordinary Man’s Guide to Radicalism: Growing Muslim in India’
By: Arshad Alam In many ways, the Batla House ‘encounter’ was a defining moment for the residents of the area and the larger Muslim community in India. For the migrant population living in Batla House and its adjacent localities, the stigma of being from the area meant that they were in very real danger of […]
Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat’s statements have raised questions, caused dismay in Bangladesh
By: Syed Badrul Ahsan Two incidents across Bangladesh’s border with India have led to consternation and raised questions in Dhaka. The West Bengal food and supplies minister, Jyotipriyo Mallick, let his emotions overflow at an observance of the anniversary of Bangladesh’s language movement. Speaking before a gathering of dignitaries from West Bengal and Bangladesh, […]
Army Chief’s statements on the Northeast are problematic in terms of prudence, politics, principle.
BY: Suhas Palshikar An army chief making headlines for the wrong reasons is a painful sight. Some months ago, it was about the incident of the human shield and the general’s views on fighting the dirty war. This time, General Bipin Rawat has connected his theory of dirty war to domestic politics. With his latest […]
Quality of content and long-term engagement with the listeners will judge the sustainability of broadcasting in the digital era
BY: Fazal Malik In a demographically young country, dominated by social media with high penetration of broadband connectivity and mobile phone penetration, it is rather surprising to learn that conventional radio broadcasting is still thriving. Last week’s report on radio listening figures in the UAE by Nielsen, a global measurement and data analytics company, is […]