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Allah is not opposed: It's those who fear independent women that oppose female qazis

Feb 10, 2016

Allah is not opposed: It's those who fear independent women that oppose female qazis

The fear among the clergy is that women qazi would be more keen to fight for the rights of women in matters of separation and alimony. And they could lead a movement for reforms and equal rights. The opposition is because of the fear of independent women. Not Allah. #InMyOpinion #Women Qazis #Indian Muslim women's movement #Khalid Usmani #Islamic history #Muslim clergy
Insert Jaws-themed pun here: 2015 sets record for most shark attacks, with 98 worldwide

Feb 09, 2016

Insert Jaws-themed pun here: 2015 sets record for most shark attacks, with 98 worldwide

Experts say 2015 saw a record-setting 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide, including 30 in Florida alone #WeirdNews #Sharks #Reunion Island #Florida Museum of Natural History #shark attacks
The abuse of Indian history: Obsession over Subhas Chandra Bose indicates that India suffers from a paucity of heroes

Jan 30, 2016

The abuse of Indian history: Obsession over Subhas Chandra Bose indicates that India suffers from a paucity of heroes

Subhas Chandra Bose is a hero, albeit a flawed one; and the mystery behind his death has by no means been cleared up by the release of these papers. #ConnectTheDots #Subhash Chandra Bose #Indian history #FWeekend #Nehruvian Stalinists #Jallianwallah Bagh
Was Netaji wronged by the powers that be, and does he even matter to Indians?

Jan 24, 2016

Was Netaji wronged by the powers that be, and does he even matter to Indians?

Of all the major figures in India’s independence struggle, none captures the imagination as much as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose does, in his military uniform, with his Indian National Army that almost managed to free India from the British yoke, with Japanese help. #India #ConnectTheDots #history #Indian National Army #Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose #Netaji Bose #Declassified Files
Jamaica's Marlon James wins Booker Prize for 'vivid' novel on Bob Marley's attempted murder

Oct 14, 2015

Jamaica's Marlon James wins Booker Prize for 'vivid' novel on Bob Marley's attempted murder

Marlon James became the first Jamaican winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with a vivid, violent, exuberant and expletive-laden novel based on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley. #didyouknow #fiction #Quentin Tarantino #Bob Marley #Jamaica #Booker prize #Wolf Hall #Shareworthy #A Brief History of Seven Killings #Marlon James #John Crow's Devil #William Faulkner
Centre to modernize Nehru Museum, create awareness on history of modern India

Sep 04, 2015

Centre to modernize Nehru Museum, create awareness on history of modern India

The Nehru Museum houses newspapers on microfilms, photos, audio-videos and archival documents on Modern Indian History. #NewsTracker #Jawaharlal Nehru #Nehru Museum #History of Modern India
Renaming Aurangzeb Road is trying to rewrite Delhi's history, please intervene: Sharad Yadav writes to Modi

Sep 02, 2015

Renaming Aurangzeb Road is trying to rewrite Delhi's history, please intervene: Sharad Yadav writes to Modi

JD(U) voiced its reservations about NDMC decision to rename Aurangzeb Road after former President APJ Abdul Kalam, and requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene into the matter saying it will open "pandora's box". #Narendra Modi #Delhi #New Delhi #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #Arvind Kejriwal #Shiv Sena #Sharad Yadav #APJ Abdul Kalam #Lutyens Delhi #Aurangzeb Road #Delhi History