Written history of India is quite ethnocentric and focused mainly on Manu’s Aryavarta

By Mohan Guruswamy* In his last days Napoleon Bonaparte, now Britain’s prisoner on the remote island of St.Helena (1815-21) and slowly being poisoned with arsenic wrote to his son Francois, by his second wife the Austrian princess Marie Louise, exhorting him to study history “for that is the only truth!” After Napoleon died Marie Louise … More Written history of India is quite ethnocentric and focused mainly on Manu’s Aryavarta

The idea of zakat is based on the direct, legitimate claim of the poor on the wealth of the rich

By Moin Qazi* By no means shall you attain righteousness, unless you give of that which you love. (Q 3:  92) The idea that helping others is part of a meaningful life has been around for thousands of years. For Muslims, charity is a central aspect of their faith and practice. In Islam, a culture of … More The idea of zakat is based on the direct, legitimate claim of the poor on the wealth of the rich

Bhagat Singh was inspired by bravery of Kartar Singh Sarabha, an early member of Ghadar Party

By Sheshu Babu* India has produced great young persons who dared to lay their lives fighting for freedom from British. Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and others are well known. But there were many others who are not remembered by many people to-day. One such young martyr is Kartar Singh who inspired Bhagat Singh in his struggle … More Bhagat Singh was inspired by bravery of Kartar Singh Sarabha, an early member of Ghadar Party

Donkey fair and seminar: Celebration of World Donkey Day at Dhrang, Kutch, Gujarat

By Shouryamoy Das 8th of May is celebrated as Donkey day all over the world. This is to remind ourselves of the usefulness, importance, and value of Donkey all over the world. Donkeys have been domesticated by humans at least 6000 years back. There is around 44 million population exist in world,  There exists 177 highly adapted breeds … More Donkey fair and seminar: Celebration of World Donkey Day at Dhrang, Kutch, Gujarat

Commercialisation of historic monuments: Experiment should start with less important sites

By Sheshu Babu* Privatisation of many sectors has become a routine affair. Construction of roads, supply of electricity, means of transportation, etc have been handed over to contractors, firms, private individuals for maintaining and development. Recently, there has been a proposal to hand over Red Fort to Dalmia Bharat to upkeep and improve facilities as … More Commercialisation of historic monuments: Experiment should start with less important sites

What is wrong with the media? Partisan journalism continues to rule with an untrammeled pen

By Moin Qazi* The Supreme Court’s latest observation on the media has to be viewed in the right spirit by the journalists’ fraternity. A bench of CJI Misra, Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said, “We are sorry to say some journalists think as if they are sitting in the pulpit and can … More What is wrong with the media? Partisan journalism continues to rule with an untrammeled pen

Legalizing abuse? Chhattisgarh ruling is a sad reflection of male mindset dominating our society

By Sheshu Babu* Nowadays news of rapes and other forms of atrocities have become a daily routine. While the number of crimes is rising, number of arrests, let alone convictions, is not increasing. Women and girls are losing confidence in the system.  They are being abused in public by males with impunity. If one goes by … More Legalizing abuse? Chhattisgarh ruling is a sad reflection of male mindset dominating our society