That angry Indian debates involve young people pitted against the values of their parents’ generation suggests an upheaval in values lies ahead
The politics of procession is an oft-repeated diatribe that becomes a convenient excuse to tarnish a certain community. However, what often gets buried under the reams of such atrocious literature is the fact that communalism does not express itself via politics
Annie Zaidi reflects on roots of her JCB Prize-shortlisted Prelude to a Riot, how power structures manifest in society
Readers who are willing to accept the stress and grief of being unpopular in their families and who continue to rail at discriminatory behaviour – they would make me happiest, says Annie Zaidi.
Rabindranath Tagore's thoughts on nation-building that informed the National Anthem remain timely, and relevant
As Rabindranath Tagore's 159th birth anniversary is observed, revisiting the origins of the National Anthem and why it is the 'protest song' India needs at this socio political juncture.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Nawayath Muslims in Karnataka's Bhatkal junk orthodoxy of Tablighi Jamaat, help authorities quarantine vulnerable, feed poor
When the rest of the country was grappling with Tablighi’s googly, Muslims from Bhatkal did not wait for the community leaders from the state outside to give diktats or plead them to cooperate with the government for implementing total lockdown or social distancing.
Delhi riots: Received 4,000 distress calls day Trump arrived, probing role of people from UP's Deoband area, police tells MHA in report
Delhi Police has told the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) that its control room received 4,000 distress calls from riot-hit North East Delhi district, on the day US president Donald Trump landed in Ahmedabad
Hindustan is being divided, burnt, says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi after visiting violence-hit areas of northeast Delhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the values which are India's strengths — brotherhood, unity and love — have been burnt in Delhi violence and it has caused a dent in India's global image
Delhi violence: As tales of brutality during clashes spread, citizens organise to verify threats, lessen suffering
While videos of alleged police brutality and its personnel's behaviour with rioters was doing the rounds on social media after the start of the communal violence in northeast Delhi, ordinary citizens decided to fill the vacuum created by the inaction of the State
Situation peaceful in northeast Delhi after several days of communal tensions; security personnel conduct flag marches, hold consultations with locals
Security personnel have been conducting flag marches and holding regular consultations with locals to assuage their fears
Senior IPS officer SN Shrivastava set to succeed Amulya Patnaik as Delhi Police chief after criticism over handling of communal violence
Senior IPS officer SN Shrivastava was given the additional charge of the Delhi police commissioner with effect from Sunday, according to an official order.
Delhi's Seelampur: Metaphor for new kind of India where Hindu-Muslim divisions are cast in steel and concrete, and political conflict mediated by the bomb
Each galli in Seelampur is, among other things, a border between faiths and social classes. For prospect-less young people in this part of Delhi, a cohort that grew ever-faster as the economy began to splutter, the gangster and god became the only sources of agency and self-worth. The temple or the mosque offered at least a simulacrum of social respectability.
The Islamic State's subcontinental branch has called on Indian Muslims angered by the Citizenship Amendment Act to abandon political protest, and instead turn to jihadist violence
As UP warns anti-CAA protesters of confiscating property, a look at the economic and social cost of violence from Delhi to Hong Kong
As the country continues to witness large-scale protests against the CAA, much of public attention has been focussed on police excesses on one hand and violence by some protesters on the other hand.
In Deepa Dhanraj's 1984 film on Hyderabad riots, a record of early signs of communalism in Indian politics
With Kya Hua is Shahar Ko? Deepa Dhanraj not only puts forth a portrait of the city of Hyderabad amid communal violence, but also documents the birth of a politically-infused fundamentalist ideology that over the years would become a dominant narrative in Indian politics.
Kerala Governor-designate Arif Mohammad Khan blames regressive identity politics, 'minority psychosis' for backwardness among Muslims
In Arif Mohammad Khan’s opinion, the ignorance of the subcontinent’s cultural history is often visible in its politics.
More than 60 were killed and around 40,000 were displaced in a riot that took place in western Uttar Pradesh in 2013. Over 90 percent of those affected were Muslims. Whether they were ‘riots’ or a politically-calculated move is the premise of Nakul Singh Sawhney’s documentary Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai.
The Gujarat Assembly witnessed angry exchanges on Wednesday during a debate on a private member's bill tabled by a Congress MLA Imran Khedawala for punishing mob lynchings and violence against the minorities
Locals offer prayers at Delhi's Durga temple vandalised during last week's clashes between two group
Locals on Wednesday offered prayers at the Durga temple which was vandalised during clashes between two groups in Hauz Qazi area, in Delhi, on 30 June