By Aejaz Ahmad
Under the present circumstances, the Paris Agreements seem to be yet another set of tall promises that will await another such conference, unless environmental concerns are given as much intrinsic importance as the economic goals in the neo-liberal times.
By Omair Bhat
In one picture, one woman is daring the solider to shoot her. She has thrust her head into the muzzle of his rifle. The soldier is standing clueless. Her defiance is threatening his presence. He does not know what to do.
By Ananya S Guha
Those at the helm of power must remember how the Indian nation came into being as a nation of diversities. Any effort to change the foundation of the nation and turn it into a mono-cultural, monolingual, and mono-religious religious entity would result in conflict and violence.
By Anwar Haneefa
Words used were not pure Malayalam colloquial or Arabic-Malayalam blend, but a diverse lexicon of Tamil, Urdu and Persian. Dr Hussain Randathani writes that “before the advent of Islam, Persian language had influence in Malayalam.”
By Abu Saleh
This plea might sound a little emotional but this is the ground reality of the researchers in India. Sometime many wonder and regret their choice of research as a career over other promising career options, which wouldn’t have at least left them in a situation like this.
By Sameer Khan
After the War with India in 1962, there was a general hostility towards the Chinese-Indians all over India. The local people looked upon them with suspicion. The Chinese-Indians were considered the fifth column by the government and many were sent to internment camps.
By Muhammad Ashraf & Abdul Hameed
Mathrubhumi never allowed a column or space for minority Mappila Muslims and their voices. And it had neither supported the Mappila uprising nor campaigned against the British suppression of the Mappila uprising, which was mainly staged by Muslims in the Malabar region in 1921.
By Rashida Murphy
These poems are celebratory and melancholic, cheerful and cynical, precise and universal, and I recommend this collection highly. I look forward to more from this talented and amiable voice.
By Sameer Khan
Father Francis offered me a local Kokum juice and explained that the tiny Catholic village of Korlai actually consists of the descendants of Portuguese, which ruled Korlai and Chaul (Alibaug) from 1510 to 1740.
By Mary Ann Chacko
Children are not insular, innocent beings who are clueless about religious prejudices. Rather, they are socialized into our prejudices at a very young age. Ignoring this implies an indifference to children, their everyday realities, as well as their anxieties and curiosities.
By Ronak Singh Bhasin
You get a good view through the agarbatti smoke haze. If you wonder why they burn agarbattis, it is to mask the smell of the ganja. Maal/weed smoke has a quite distinctive smell but mixed with incense smoke, even trained noses can’t differentiate it that easily.