Another scenario that may pan out is a meeting between the respective prime minister’s of India and Pakistan could be the sequel to the NSA level talks.
Most of the commentary around Sundar Pichai’s rise revolves around the ‘American Dream’, the meritocracy implied in it and the openness of the country to immigrants — talented or not. Indeed much of this is true and gainsaying it would be silly.
In both cases, the suspects were in the crosshairs of the state and 'state harassment' of both made the men seek what they may have believed to be revenge; the ideology of Jihad then provided and accorded the necessary justifications and rationales to read just their mental and emotional frameworks.
As India and Pakistan indulge in what has almost become a ‘rite of passage’ – exchange of fire on the LoC-between the two, a saga almost amounting to real life approximating reel life is unfolding.
Yakub Memon falls in the ‘Bad Muslim’ category and Kalam in the ‘Good Muslim’ one.
Colonialism was morally and politically repugnant. But to hold a nation and a people that had nothing to do with it responsible for the odious practice is equally bad.
The Iran nuclear deal significantly comes at a time when the Middle East is descending into chaos and disorder or even anarchy with a clear cut ingress of the major fault line that divides the region: the Shia-Sunni divide or conflict.
Yakub Memon - the only convict sentenced to death for his involvement in the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai - is reportedly set to be hanged on 30 July.
What will demonstrate the artificiality of the Union is what has been called ‘Grexit’- that is, Greece’s exit from the European Union.
Islam- as revealed religion and faith- does not need a reformation in the conventional meaning of the word associated as it is with the West’s Reformation where the primacy of reason faith cleaved religion from the secular and the temporal.
A troika of attacks - one in France, the other in Tunisia and the third in Kuwait - left scores dead and many wounded. The Middle East appears to be spiraling into a downward trajectory of anarchy and chaos; the rest of the world is not insulated either.
Miles Morales then reflects the fundamental reality of our world. But a caveat is on order here: Miles Morales can be Spider Man only in the United States- a veritable immigrant nation and a melting pot.
The key to Muslim Renaissance (not to be confused with the West’s Renaissance) is curiosity about and over the world and engagement with the world if only to discover God’s handiwork in His Creation. This I daresay is a Quranic impulse.
An elite commando group entered Myanmar territory and eliminated scores of militants. A militant attack on Indian troops in Manipur a few days ago apparently provoked the attack inside Myanmar.
Modi govt needs to realise that Indian Muslims, like elsewhere in the world, are in the midst of structural change.
Are incidents like the Michigan one the bellwether of uglier incidents in the future? Are Islam and the West doomed to remain in a conflictual idiom?
The PDP-BJP government is unlikely to complete six years in office. It will, sooner or later, collapse by the weight of its contradictions.
All in all Anupam Kher’s assertions suggest prejudice and ignorance-prejudice towards Kashmiri Muslims.
Dependence of the agents of the state on the political class can create situations where they can be employed against the individual or the citizenry.