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December Month Articles

  • I am a Pakistani Hindu
    • Agniveer.com
      I don’t know what is my bigger crime. That I am born in Pakistan. Or I happen to be Hindu.........
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on Shudras
    • India Facts
      Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, the chief architect of our nation’s constitution is now mostly remembered as the leader of the Dalits and is regrettably co-opted by individuals like Kancha Ilaiah........
  • Why can’t Muslims convert?
    • Mrutyuanjai Mishra
      When the famous Pakistani cricket player-turned-playboy Imran Khan married Jemima Goldsmith in 1995, she converted to Islam........
  • RSS chief Bhagwat bats for anti-conversion Bill
    • The Tribune
      Expressing his support for the anti-conversion Bill proposed by the Centre, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today asked Opposition parties to facilitate bringing law in Parliament........
  • The other side of Sufism
    • R.K. Ohri, IPS (Retd)
      A reappraisal of the role of Sufis working as missionaries of Islam.........
  • Look Maa, Amartya Sen just praised Narendra Modi!
    • Firstpost.com
      For Narendra Modi, lifeseems to have come a full circle with his staunchest critic economist Amartya Sen praising the prime ministerat an Indian Express event on Saturday..........
  • Pakistan’s chickens of terror
    • Brahma Chellaney
      Pakistan may say that it is a victim of terrorism but the world needs to understand how it came to such a pass ...........
  • Who is afraid of Modi
    • Hilda Raja
      Why is the Congress suffering from Modi phobia? The media should also know that the more it demonize Modi the more it will boomerang............
  • Open Up Radicalisation Debate
    • Tufail Ahmad
      On December 10, India’s junior minister for home affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary told Parliament............
  • "Arab Spring has now turned into a winter"
    • Vidya Venkat
      Interview with renowned Lebanese academic Gilbert Achcar and author of The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising (2013) on the struggle for democratisation in the Middle East and North Africa...............
  • It wasn’t the final atrocity
    • Pervez Hoodbhoy
      HE gut-wrenching massacre in Peshawar’s Army Public School has left Pakistan aghast and sickened. All political leaders have called for unity against terrorism...............
  • Commercial MNCs are checked, so why not religious MNCs?
    • Sankrant Sanu
      Anti-conversion laws are needed since thrusting the idea of a competitive battlefield of religion onto India's pluralistic traditions can only lead to greater communal conflict, argues Sankrant Sanu...............
  • ISIS ‘executes 100 deserters’ in Syria’s Raqqa
    • Al Arabiya News
      Militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have executed 100 members for trying to flee their base in the northern Syrian city of Raqaa, the Financial Times reported on Saturday...............
  • No clear winner in J&K: Exit polls
    • The Times of India
      Exit polls in Jammu & Kashmir predicted no party would get a clear majority in the 87-seat assembly...............
  • The denial of cultural heritage
    • JS Rajput
      By no stretch of imagination does the Bhagvad Gita make any attempt to change the faith or affiliation of the devout or readers..............
  • Ignoring spirit of the law
    • Priti Gandhi
      Constitution says all religions must be dealt with equally. Why have different laws then, writes PRITI GANDHI.............
  • Are Hindu Marriage Vows Misogynistic?
    • Aditi Banerjee
      Should Hindu Marriage vows  be rewritten to suit the times? The answer, as a study of the shastras show, is an emphatic No............
  • The Taliban’s Massacre of Innocents in Pakistan
    • The New York Times
      With the slaughter of at least 145 schoolchildren and teachers at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Tuesday, the Taliban took its grisly war against the state to a more horrific place.............
  • Will the world wake up after Peshawar?
    • Abplive.in
      Proximity to tragic events tends to magnify the cruelty inflicted on innocent people. So it is that we are horrified by the ghastly slaughter............
  • Shun British-era drills for bosses: Govt to police chiefs
    • The Times of India
      Heads of central police organizations and departments have been directed by the government to shun British-era "decorative" practices like a battery of junior staff "escorting" their bosses for official meetings and events...............
  • Is the Stage Set for Mother of All Debates?
    • S Gurumurthy
      If, as reported, the conversion of 350 odd Muslims in Ved Nagar in Agra to Hinduism is the work of RSS, it is clear that the RSS has grown strategic...............
  • Conversion row: Congress in fix over House debate
    • Aditi Tandon
      A day after the Congress tried to corner the government in the Lok Sabha over religious conversions, party leaders seemed confused whether the conversions took place in Agra..............
  • Loss of face Twice over
    • Devadeep Purohit
      Sixty thousand had marched 2km on a November afternoon seven years ago protesting CPM atrocities in Nandigram..............
  • Crisis of a community
    • Kashi. N. Pandita
      Jammu-based Daily Excelsior of 27 November 2014 carried on its front page the news item under the heading ‘New package for KP.............
  • A project that changed lakhs of lives
    • The Hindu
      The laying of foundation stone for Nagarjunasagar project entered the 60th year on Wednesday. The first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone on December 10, 1955...............
  • State polls: 58% turnout in J-K, 61.35% in J'khand
    • Toufiq Rashid and Sanjoy Dey
      Millions of voters defied a separatist call to boycott assembly elections in Kashmir and voted amid tight security in the third phase of the polls on Tuesday............
  • Ruling party men swoop on Hindus, vandalise temple
    • The Daily Star
      Ruling party men attacked and vandalised the houses and temple of Hindu people following a dispute over construction of a school at Donarkani village in Gournadi upazila on Monday...........
  • Delhi Must Crush Islamist Terrorism
    • Jagdish N. Singh
      Doval argued that the idea of such a convention was first mooted by the National Democratic Alliance government in 2001 but it did not take off...........
  • Niranjan Jyoti: How should the Subaltern Speak?
    • Sankrant Sanu
      The problem that members of the Anglicised leftist elite has with women like the sadhvi is not that the subaltern is speaking but that she is not following their script............
  • Flights From Freedom
    • Eva Hoffman
      Among the most chilling developments in the rise of the Islamic State is that so many citizens of Western countries have joined the group’s ranks...........
  • NIA deputes biggest team
    • The Telegraph
      The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has deployed one of its biggest teams to probe the Burdwan blast...........
  • Article 370 must go
    • Sandhya Jain
      Article 370 has been distrusted from its inception; but until now it could never be discussed seriously because the vested interests in favour of retaining it seemed invincible...........
  • SC ultimatum on social media law
    • R. Balaji
      The Supreme Court has set a one-week deadline on the Centre to make its stand clear on two draconian clauses that were pushed through............
  • America’s $28 Billion Failure in Pakistan
    • David Rohde
      Since 2001, the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan’s army to take the threat of militancy more seriously...........
  • Let’s all be Hindu Fundamentalists
    • Maria Wirth
      Religious fundamentalists are on the rise and that is bad for our societies. Most people will agree on this. Yet few examine who religious fundamentalists are.........
  • In pardes, kabaddi is `mah' game
    • Vivek Chaudhary
      For expat Punjabis, kabaddi is more than just sport. Across UK, US and Canada, the game helps cement and celebrate cultural.............
  • The Priest Brain Drain
    • Joeanna Rebello, TNN
      With more temples coming up in countries like the US, UK, the country's best and brightest priests are headed abroad.............
  • ISIS justifies making non-believers sex slaves
    • The Times of India
      The Sunni militant group ISIS has justified the enslavement of non-Muslim women and children and sexual intercourse with them, not sparing even prepubescent girls.............
  • The religious scientist
    • Khaled Ahmed
      These days I walk in a state of mental enslavement to Laurent Gayer, a member of the National Centre of Scientific Research in Paris.............
  • Sanskrit mesmerised Western intellectuals
    • Salil Gewali
      It is for the astounding richness of the Sanskrit language a renowned linguist Sir William Jones first translated Kalidasa’s Shakuntalam from the original Sanskrit into English in 1789............
  • Peshawar Mayhem – Frankensteinistan Revisited
    • Niticentral.com
      Peshawar witnessed the most brutal Terror attack in recent memory with more than 100 school children dead and several teachers killed as well at an Army School...........
  • Anti-Maoist plans need rights-based laws
    • Hindustan Times
      In the first week of this month, Maoists attacked a Central Reserve Police Force contingent in southern Chhattisgarh and killed 14 troopers............
  • Countrywide alert for possible terror strikes by SIMI men
    • Bharti Jain,TNN
      A group of six SIMI cadres, including five who escaped from Khandwa jail in October last year, has been tasked by Pakistan's ISI to unleash terror acts in India, most likely in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. ...........
  • Old new war
    • The Indian Express
      Fourteen CRPF personnel laid down their lives while fighting Maoists on December 1 in Sukma district, the hub of Maoist activity in Chhattisgarh. .............
  • The Myth of the Hindu Right
    • David Frawley
      In media accounts today, particularly in India, it seems that any group which identifies itself as Hindu or tries to promote any Hindu cause is quickly and uncritically defined as ‘right-winged’. ..............
  • Pakistan mainstreaming terrorism, says MEA
    • Suhasini Haidar
      “Extending facilities to a designated terror entity including providing train services, is nothing short of mainstreaming terrorism”...............
  • Pakistan mainstreaming terrorism, says MEA
    • Suhasini Haidar
      “Extending facilities to a designated terror entity including providing train services, is nothing short of mainstreaming terrorism”...............
  • Abused in outfit, women Maoists surrender
    • The Times of India
      Two top Maoist women commanders surrendered before zonal IG MS Bhatia on Monday after being subjected to sexual harassment in the outlawed outfit.............
  • What does Schools of Pakistan teach about 1971 war ?
    • Defencelover.in
      As we all know Bangladesh was East Pakistan which got it’s independence after a bloody battle and Indian RAW and Indian Army fought for Bangladesh to make it free from the Barbaric and Dictatorship of Yahya Khan.............
  • BJP sets up hotline to Bengal
    • The Telegraph
      The number that guarantees a BJP membership with a missed call occupies pride of display space on the dais in front of Victoria House on Sunday. Pictures by Bishwarup Dutta and Pradip Sanyal.............
  • Minus Bengal, job unfinished: Shah
    • Devadeep Purohit
      WHO IS HE?   I am Amit Shah (taking in from Mamata’s staging post a view only she could command once)..............
  • 15 linked to graft accused to be quizzed
    • Purusharth Aradhak, TNN
      A diary recovered from the house of Yadav Singh, the former Noida engineer-in-chief accused of orchestrating a Rs 954 crore tenders scam..............
  • Take a Hindu to Lunch
    • Philip Goldberg
      In a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 3,217 Americans were asked to rate religious groups on a 0-100 "feeling thermometer,............
  • Decolonise Indian Minds with Sanskrit
    • Rakesh Sinha
      The HRD ministry’s decision to replace German with Sanskrit met unique logic by the same forces and people who possess unique contempt for the Soul of India...........
  • 960sqft law-abiding oasis
    • Subhajoy Roy and Meghdeep Bhattacharyya
      The degree of refinement with which an operation is performed or a measurement stated (Merriam-Webster)..........
  • Nigeria's face of terror: Boko Haram spreading fear, blood
    • Hindustan Times
      A suicide and gun attack that killed at least 120 at one of Nigeria's most well-known mosques was extreme in its brutality but part of an increasingly familiar pattern that has spread fear even beyond Nigeria's borders............

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