By Noel Mariam George
Migrant subjectivity, as opposed to national subjectivity of the citizen, isn’t Hindu or secular, isn’t territorial and isn’t national. Migrant subjectivity as opposed to savarna national subjectivity doesn’t aim at hegemonic ‘oneness’ in a centralised state.
By Nasima Islam
Bengalis including everyone residing in Bengal while remaining auto-critical to their internal mistakes must in all strength, be united and resist all sorts of “narrow domestic walls” that tries to divide its own abode. Can Bengal do that?
By Shahid Jamal
The idea of citizenship can’t be imprisoned within the framework of blood and soil or religion; it needs a broader, more inclusive definition rooted in the liberal spirit of the Constitution.
By Sabyasachi Nag
Entrusted with the sentence swings and strikes each time
Tabrez makes a slow lunge at the trajectory of the cane –
Shaking his head as the enforcer implores
To chant after him – Jai Shri Ram.
By Asma Anjum Khan
Look, when you are trapped, do they ask you which sect you belong to while if you raise your hands up to your shoulders (or not – doing Rafiuddin) as you mischievously pray your Jumma in a park? Or do they ask if you practise the typical Islamophobic Islam that the world loves to fear or are you a teetotaler?
By J Aslam Basha
Though India can rightfully be proud that a massive 170 million people have been uplifted from poverty since 1990, it has been found by researchers from the Dartmouth University and MIT that those from the most vulnerable sections have lagged behind for various reasons.
By Mohammad Farhan
If we can’t handle discussing sex or sexual abuse, then how will we handle cases of misogyny, homophobia, casteism and in the last decade or so the rise of Islamophobia, which has certainly moved from our drawing rooms to the classrooms and school corridors?
By Roshni Sengupta
The death of dissent of the media therefore seems on the ascendance, while the invisibility of the marginalized communities – especially that of the Muslim – is enhanced by the failure of the media to adequately reflect their social, economic, and political reality.
By Inamul Haq
Babar, Akbar, and Aurangzeb are evoked to divert the people’s attention, so that they forget the promises made when the government came to power. The agenda is to keep alive animosity between communities for electoral benefit.
By Absar Ahmad and Aafiya Siddiqui
WHO ascertains that there are no health benefits of this regressive practice and it is even termed as human rights violation by the United Nations. Besides causing serious physical and mental trauma to the innocent girls, FGM also leads to severe pain, haemorrhage, tetanus, infection, infertility, cysts and abscesses, urinary incontinence, sexual & psychological problems, complications during childbirth and maternal deaths.
By Kouser Fathima
The repeated attack on the Muslim community has resulted in many Muslims now openly flaunting their religious identity. While these ‘liberal icons’ speak against identity politics, they push people towards it. There is a sudden surge in the number of hijabis and bearded Muslims.
By Sadiq Zafar
A procession of Dalits was attacked by a group of upper caste men in Bhima-Koregaon, Maharashtra. In UP’s Muzaffarnagar, a Dalit was beaten and forced to chant ‘Jai Sri Ram’. On any given day, a few news anchors reveal a new geographical setting, where a Dalit has been subjected to violence, threat or abuse. Many a time, such incidents are filmed by the abusers and circulated over social media, which becomes the news later.