Articles by Ajaz Ashraf
Aug 23, 2017
Supreme Court's 3:2 majority ruling on triple talaq hasn't clinched debate on reforming Muslim personal lawsThe Supreme Court's 3:2 majority decision to strike down triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat, also known as instant talaq, hasn't clinched the debate on the method of reforming personal laws, particularly Muslim Personal Law
Jul 29, 2017
Nitish Kumar quits Mahagathbandhan: Sacrificing secularism for clean governance is just myopicBihar CM Nitish Kumar’s decision to switch from Grand Alliance to NDA has come to signify to many the primacy of anti-corruption over secularism.
Jul 27, 2017
Nitish Kumar joins hands with BJP, weakens himself immeasurably ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha electionThe underlying cause behind Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s interminable twists and turns is that his ambition is far bigger than his mass base
Mar 06, 2017
Election 2017: How 11 March verdict will script new chapter for Modi, Rahul, Akhilesh et alAmong them, the primary focus of political pundits will be on Modi. They will analyse the results of the five state Assembly elections to determine the degree to which the popularity of Modi remains intact or has diminished.
Feb 09, 2017
UP Election 2017: Five reasons why Muslims don't vote the BSP in as high numbers as they shouldAs Uttar Pradesh prepares to elect its Assembly, it would be apposite to ask: Why don’t Muslims vote for the BSP in numbers far higher than what they do?
Feb 04, 2017
Punjab Election 2017: Rahul Gandhi's terrorism speech in Lambi belies his 'secular' claimsFor a leader who never fails to describe the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Hindutva philosophy as divisive, it is indeed shocking, and perturbing, that Rahul Gandhi should have given a communal twist to Punjab politics 48 hours before it began to vote
Jan 31, 2017
Punjab Election 2017: Why most NRIs vest their hopes of a positive change in AAPFor Non-Resident Indians, years of living in the West have had them compare its system of governance to that of Punjab.
Nov 06, 2016
Ashis Nandy on future of India: 'A poor man’s America, with shrinkage of liberties'Firstpost columnist Ajaz Asgraf recounts his interview with political psychologist Ashis Nandy for Outlook magazine on 'the future of India': "a theme so wide in its sweep that it could include just about every facet of social life"
Sep 26, 2016
Arvind Kejriwal's AAP vs Centre-appointed L-G Najeeb Jung: Who's running the Delhi govt anyway?The Delhi High Court judgement has certainly brought to an end the Catch-22-like situation which prevailed in the capital city before August.
Sep 19, 2016
Nitish Kumar's politics: Shahabuddin, ban on alcohol could drag the Bihar CM downIn all this there is a message to Kumar – a person nursing a national ambition must first bolster his own strength. Kumar hasn’t on his home turf of Bihar.