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Muslim clerics' use of Koran to counter ISIS is a double-edged sword

Nov 24, 2014

Muslim clerics' use of Koran to counter ISIS is a double-edged sword

Some 126 clerics and Islamic scholars have sent an open letter to ISIS chief al-Baghdadi and declaring his version of the Koran as wrong and that he will go to hell. But quoting scripture to defeat misinterpretations is not the way to go #Islam #InMyOpinion #Koran #christians #Muslim Clerics #ISIS #Yazidis #al-Baghdadi #Islamic Clerics' Open Letter #Scripture
Time to end the Bukhari dynasty: Passing on imamat is un-Islamic and undemocratic

Nov 21, 2014

Time to end the Bukhari dynasty: Passing on imamat is un-Islamic and undemocratic

There's no justification in this time and age for a feudal arrangement where masjids control is inherited by one family without any independent oversight. #Politics #India #Pakistan #Narendra Modi #Delhi #InMyOpinion #Nawaz Sharif #Syed Ahmed Bukhari #Jama Masjid #Bukharis
Lesson from Ranjit Sinha fiasco: CBI chief can't be chosen on seniority alone

Nov 21, 2014

Lesson from Ranjit Sinha fiasco: CBI chief can't be chosen on seniority alone

The most important question is whether Ranjit Sinha should continue to head the CBI until he retires on 2 December, writes former CBI chief RK Raghavan. #Supreme Court #CBI #InMyOpinion #2G Trial #Ranjit Sinha #Hawala scandal
The Sanskrit non-controversy: Why it is indeed a superior language

Nov 20, 2014

The Sanskrit non-controversy: Why it is indeed a superior language

People have thundered that the Sanskrit decision is preventing Indian students from aspiring to go to German universities, which is not true most university education in Germany is conducted in the medium of English. #India #Angela Merkel #Germany #InMyOpinion #Sanskrit #german #Kendriya Vidyalayas #Panini
Smriti isn't completely wrong: Teaching German is against National Education Policy

Nov 18, 2014

Smriti isn't completely wrong: Teaching German is against National Education Policy

German would have had no place in the 3-language formula evolved in 1968 to promote national integration. But few states implemented the formula in letter and spirit. We need a new approach to it in the era of globalisation. #ToTheContrary #InMyOpinion #Smriti Irani #Sanskrit #german #Modi Govt #Three-Language Formula #National Education Policy 1968 #Anti-Hindi Agitation #Kendirya Vidyalayas #Sanskrit in schools

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Why Sania Mirza, the doubles queen, deserves more respect

Oct 21, 2014

Why Sania Mirza, the doubles queen, deserves more respect

Sania Mirza has certainly earned the right to call the shots when it comes to Indian doubles, even if she has not yet earned the respect she so very much deserves for her doubles game. #Sports #Tennis #Leander Paes #InMyOpinion #Doubles #Sania Mirza #Rohan Bopanna #Mahesh Bhupati #WTA
Asian Games: India's tennis federation was right but the BCCI was wrong

Sep 26, 2014

Asian Games: India's tennis federation was right but the BCCI was wrong

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) did the right thing. The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) did the wrong thing about the Asian Games. #Sports #BCCI #India #Tennis #Cricket #InMyOpinion #Asian Games #AITA #InMyOpininon #Asian Games 2014