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Tilak, Topi in Indian politics: People don't want Hindu politicians to wear skullcap or Muslim leaders to sport 'tilak' or perform Puja

Sun, 13/04/2014 - 10:12am
(C) IndscribeMedia often takes up the issue of Narendra Modi not wearing a 'topi' [skullcap]. I don't think it is an issue at all.Do you think those who oppose him would have a change of heart, if ...
Categories: International Blogs

Of Kolkata visits, Muslims and Bengali Bhadralok: Difference between Leftist government and Trinamool's rule in West Bengal

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 4:34pm
By Ather FarooquiMy first visit to West Bengal was in the year 1989. This was followed by subsequent tours in 2010 and 2014. Kolkata [Calcutta] was quite an intimidating town then.The ...
Categories: International Blogs

BJP's double-speak on welfare schemes for Muslims: Shouldn't party come clear on its policies regarding minorities or does it intend to extend 'Gujarat model' nationally?

Sun, 06/04/2014 - 8:31pm
This aricle was first published in an Urdu daily*and it raises important questions about BJP's policies and its intent regarding the welfare of Muslims.The BJP being a national party should ...
Categories: International Blogs

Why was Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi so angry over Sabir Ali's induction in BJP!

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 5:57pm
After former Janata Dal (U) leader Sabir Ali joined BJP, there was a near-hysteric reaction from Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.Naqvi, who is the vice-president of the BJP, tweeted about Sabir Ali's ...
Categories: International Blogs

Holi Mubarak: How the Urdu newspaper celebrates Holi on the front page

Mon, 17/03/2014 - 3:48pm
See the front page of the Urdu newspaper on the left.The masthead is quite colourful. It reflects the mood of the day.Holi is the festival of colours, and the top part of the paper, is tastefully ...
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Police excesses in Mumbra: Midnight raid, illegal detention, humiliation in the garb of 'search operation' shocks residents in Maharashtra town

Fri, 14/03/2014 - 3:47am
Around 300 policemen stormed into Rashid Compound in Mumbra (near Mumbai), entering houses, detaining elderly citizens, youths and even the minors.They were all brought out, forcibly taken towards ...
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Religion as a factor in Indian elections: Muslim, Sikh, Christian majority seats and constituencies that elect Upper Caste Hindu candidates

Sun, 09/03/2014 - 9:26pm
With elections round the corner, newspapers have again focused on factors like caste, community and religion, which do affect the choice of candidates as well as voting in polls in India.Dainik ...
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Legend in Lifetime: Magical Urdu storyteller Mohiuddin Nawab wants his stories to be translated in English and Hindi

Thu, 27/02/2014 - 8:30pm
(C) By INDSCRIBEMohiuddin Nawab, who rules over Urdu story world, is a true legend.He is the man who has authored Devta, the most voluminous and longest running novel ever written in any language, ...
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How media turned Nitish Kumar from hero to villain within months!

Mon, 24/02/2014 - 1:42pm
Just refresh your memory and you will recall how Nitish Kumar was the darling of media, till just a few months ago.Whenever there was a mention of the Bihar chief minister, the word 'Sushasan' or ...
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Great social reformers series-Part 1: Revolutionary roaming saint Baba Gadge Maharaj

Sun, 23/02/2014 - 9:38pm
By Indscribe Gadge Baba [1876-1956] was one of the greatest social reformers, who dedicated his life for public service and set up 31 schools, orphanages, educational institutes and shelter ...
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Twitter users start #shameUPSC hashtag campaign to protest exclusion of Arabic, Persian from UPSC during Congress-led UPA regime

Sat, 22/02/2014 - 8:09pm
The momentum is building to protest Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) decision to remove the classical languages--Arabic, Persian and Pali, from the civil services.There are tweets about the ...
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Our intolerance towards 'Outsiders': We are elated when fellow Indians grab top positions abroad but can't tolerate 'foreigners' or even those from other states

Sat, 15/02/2014 - 8:14pm
The moment an Indian reaches a top position in a foreign country, there is euphoria in the media, as well as in the society.But isn't it in sharp contrast with our attitude towards foreigners. We ...
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UPSC misuses autonomy, UPA remains apathetic: Movement needed to restore Arabic, Persian, Pali in Civil Services

Mon, 10/02/2014 - 2:02pm
IndscribeThe decision of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to remove Arabic, Persian and Pali from the list of optional subjects in the civil services examination, has invited strong ...
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Malaysia's ban on non-Muslims' use of word 'Allah' must be condemned

Sun, 26/01/2014 - 1:45pm
The Malaysian government's controversial decision to restrain non-Muslims from using the word 'Allah' for God, defies logic.In the Holy Quran, the first surah, starts with ...
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Malegaon's emergence as capital of Urdu language in India: When Urdu books worth Rs 1 million are sold in a day!

Thu, 23/01/2014 - 10:28am
IndscribeMalegaon is today the capital* of Urdu in India and there can't be any doubt about it. A bustling town that has a population of nearly 6,00,000, it is today becoming the heart of Urdu ...
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Short story on caste bias, discrimination with poor students in educational institutions

Mon, 20/01/2014 - 11:08am
This is the English translation of Ratna Kumar Sambharia's short-story 'Dronacharya Zinda HaiN'. For those who aren't aware of the background, Dronacharya taught royal family's children [in ...
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Salman Khan meets Narendra Modi, sets social media ablaze: Of rights, wrongs and expectations...

Tue, 14/01/2014 - 11:18am
The moment reports about Bollywood star Salman Khan's meeting with Narendra Modi, started appearing on Tuesday afternoon, social networking sites were flooded with comments.It was inferred that he ...
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'Religious clocks' sell briskly at this shop: Will you buy Hindu Clock or Muslim Clock?

Mon, 06/01/2014 - 7:14pm
IndscribeJust a few days back, I had an interesting experience. A friend had bought a watch for me as a gift from abroad but I couldn't wear it because its strap [chain] was loose.That day I went ...
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