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Islamic Perspectives on Sustainable Development

By Muhammed Abdul Bari
The ultimate responsibility for right action lies with the individual, whose actions will be accounted on the Day of Judgment, for what he did in his life regardless of what the governing authority and their various administrative and legal agencies exhorted him to do. The environmental protection and conservation of resources are a part of Islamic law and duty of Muslims.

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Poem: Kashmir

By Faakirah Irfan “Write with your eyes like painters, with your ears like musicians, with your feet like dancers. You are the truth sayer with quill…

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Dalit, Ambedkarite and South Asian Organisations in the UK Condemn Police and Maratha Attacks on Dalits in Nashik

By South Asia Solidarity Group
Having rejected Hinduism, these Dalit Neo-Buddhists do not adhere to the age-old caste system that has exploited them for centuries and refuse to prostrate before the powerful Marathas. Dalit assertion has caused great consternation within the Marathas. This is evident from the Marathas conspicuously sparing other Dalit groups and selectively targeting Ambedkarite Buddhist homes.

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The Drama about Triple Talaq and Instant Triple Talaq

By Kouser Fathima
The sudden interest of the present government may be new but the bigger question is: Why hasn’t anything been done about the TT issue in all these years? Why were no efforts made to reform the laws? Why were no efforts made to hear the voices of women and of educated Muslims who wanted to have a say in the way the laws were made and implemented? The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) must answer these questions.

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Memoirs of a rape survivor’s friend

By Faakirah Irfan
The next time she opened up to me about her rape was in class. One fine day she came up to me and told me everything that had happened to her. My heart raced the entire night as I collided with the realities of life I hadn’t known. I wept by the side of bed alone without getting inside the sheets to sleep.

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In Defense of Literary Philosophy

By Sayani Sinha
For him literary texts were content-free. He was therefore interested in what they did and not what they meant, because they meant nothing. Deleuze echoes Heidegger when he puts immense emphasis on the factor of creativity in his attempt to conjoin philosophy and the arts.


Lansdowne: A Trip amidst the Clouds

By Nishi Pulugurtha
A long walk down the unpaved road, away from the main market, takes us past a small hamlet to a rock that is nestled upon a couple of other rocks. The locals refer to it as Bhim Pakora. As we walk down the road, enjoying the beautiful sights all along, a local woman on her way home guides us and volunteers information.

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Uri Attack: No Country for “Peaceniks”

By Avanti Chhatre
How does a perceptive individual from India, or even Pakistan, respond during such volatile times? By reflecting, thinking, and ultimately forming (and voicing) an informed opinion that supports the common good and humanity at large? Or by getting angrier by the day, creating hysteria, demonising the Pakistani people, and aggressively silencing those who may beg to differ with this strategy?