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.
A round-up of the last four Urdu short stories presented in translation, as part of the eight-part series on Urdu fiction by contemporary Indian writers.
In Rajasthan's Alwar, cow-related violence and poorly drafted laws aggravate historic roots of local economic crisis
Convoluted and archaic laws shrouding cattle trade in Rajasthan increase the chances of Hindu and Muslim communities turning against each other — exactly what's happening in Mewat.
India's history of hate needs retelling; secular paradigm has its own problems and requires revision
A new secular paradigm should not be afraid to admit Hindu and Muslim identities have deep roots
#BoycottSurfExcel: Criticism of Holi ad backfires as brand's social media engagement spikes; Twitterati mock 'bhakts'
The latest Surf Excel advertisement, featuring a young 'Hindu' girl who ensures her Muslim friend gets to go to the mosque in pristine white clothes during the Holi festival, caused quite a stir on social media after it was released on 27 February.
The sameness of the ‘other’: India has an enduring Islamic legacy; confluence of art, culture make Muslims innate part of Indian history
At a time when the fault lines are becoming starker, how corrosive and baffling it would be to define the boundaries of an accepted Indian-ness along lines of Hindu and Muslim otherness?
Hindus feel victimised in a Hindu-majority country and in turn, some demonise Muslims, most of whom are descendants of victims of the conquerors and forced converts.
In latest jibe against India, Imran Khan says 'Naya Pakistan' will ensure equal treatment of minorities, 'unlike what's happening in India'
This is the second time in a week that Imran Khan has tried to compare the treatment of minorities in Pakistan and India.
Silence of the Muslims: Congress' Hindutva shows death of 'secularism', gives BJP chance to set new inclusive agenda
Muslims, who were central to any election debate in India till 2014, suddenly find themselves sidelined as the country is moving away from secularism to Hindutva politics.
BJP, allies seeking votes in Lord Ram's name 'to create religious polarisation ahead of Lok Sabha elections', claims Sitaram Yechury
The BJP and its allies are now seeking votes in Lord Ram's name, inciting religious sentiments, creating Hindu-Muslim divide, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said on Sunday, adding that his party aims to defeat their divisive politics and set up a secular state.
'Adopt Hindu names, don't offer namaz in open spaces, don't wear skull caps': Panchayat in Haryana village tells Muslim residents
Panchayat officials in a Haryana village in Rohtak district issued a diktat asking the Muslim population in the area to keep Hindu names, not offer namaz in open spaces and remove visible identity markers indicating their religion, including long beards and skull cap, according to reports.
Togadia, who visited Ayodhya in June, had earlier demanded the BJP government to legislate a law within four months for constructing a temple at the disputed site.
In another case of 'honour killing', a Hindu man, Sanjay Kumar, was allegedly killed by the family of his Muslim ex-wife, a week ago in Faridabad.
Temple idols broken in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district; communal tension prevails as three accused are arrested
The incident took place on Tuesday night in Bareilly when the priest Anil Pandit was cleaning the temple under Aonla police station area when four persons Hasnain, Nadeem, Meseem and Firasat entered there in an inebriated state and beat him
Muslim man lynched over 'cow slaughter rumours' in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur district; police claim it was case of road rage
A video of the lynching in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur surfaced on Tuesday, in which people can be heard calling it "punishment for cow slaughter".
Facing flak from a fringe outfit for organising "harmony feast" for Muslims during Ramazan in the ancient Krishna temple complex at Udupi, senior pontiff of Pejawar Mutt Sri Vishvesha Teertha Swamiji on Tuesday defended his gesture, saying it had in no way brought insult to Hindus.
Kismath has a self-deprecating air of being a small film. Do not be misled by its modesty.
Special arrangements have been made for the inmates to perform prayers and enjoy their pre-dawn 'sehri' meal and evening meals known as 'iftars' during roza
The court observed that there was no need to detain the petitioner at a Nari Niketan considering she is an adult who wants to live with a person of her choice.
The original questions of whether the Kausar Nag yatra should be permitted were about the ecology of the region in Kashmir, but the row has now been given a communal frame