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Right Word | The Forgotten Genocide in Jammu & Kashmir: When more than 18,000 Hindus and Sikhs perished in a single day
Entertainment

Right Word | The Forgotten Genocide in Jammu & Kashmir: When more than 18,000 Hindus and Sikhs perished in a single day

During 1947-48, the Pakistani army and the Muslim tribesmen had invaded Jammu and Kashmir. Thousands of Hindus and Sikhs were indiscriminately killed, raped, maimed and brutalised

How Whoopi Goldberg and Munawar Faruqui remind that fight against Hinduphobia, anti-semitism and racism aren’t over
World

How Whoopi Goldberg and Munawar Faruqui remind that fight against Hinduphobia, anti-semitism and racism aren’t over

Emergence of new ‘religiophobia’, especially against Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs, is a matter of serious concern and needs to be recognised, just like Christianophobia, Islamophobia and anti-semitism

Why India needs more than a ‘ministry’ to fight propaganda
Politics

Why India needs more than a ‘ministry’ to fight propaganda

We Indians need to have the collective determination and clarity to recognise the power, nature and history of propaganda as a global force ranged against India as one of the last lands still standing against it

Why India urgently needs a Ministry of Counter-Propaganda
India

Why India urgently needs a Ministry of Counter-Propaganda

If the West has long expertise in propaganda, we do have a longer memory that has not yet been fully extinguished. We need investment in the sparking of that memory to life, to global life. Without such an investment, we won’t have a ‘Jagat Guru’ role to play in the world

Why liberals should not pick and choose outrages based on their whims and fancies
India

Why liberals should not pick and choose outrages based on their whims and fancies

Liberals enthusiastically pick the Munawar Faruqui saga, but remain silent on the lynching of two sadhus by a mob in Maharashtra. This blinkeredness is not serving any true liberal clause in any real sense

US lawmakers introduce bill to combat global Islamophobia; clubs India with China, Myanmar
World

US lawmakers introduce bill to combat global Islamophobia; clubs India with China, Myanmar

The Ministry of External Affairs in the past has asserted that India is proud of its secular credentials, its status as the largest democracy and pluralistic society with a longstanding commitment to tolerance and inclusion

For Muslim Americans, two decades after 9/11, fight for dignity and identity rages on
World

For Muslim Americans, two decades after 9/11, fight for dignity and identity rages on

Mistrust and suspicion of Muslims didn't start with 9/11, but the attacks dramatically intensified those animosities

Tracing the graphs of the three Khans in a nation transformed by sociopolitical upheavals
Entertainment

Tracing the graphs of the three Khans in a nation transformed by sociopolitical upheavals

Kaveree Bamzai's new book on Shah Rukh, Aamir, and Salman benefits the most from its timeliness, given the rising conversations around Islamophobia, the streaming vs theatres debate, and the Khans' own complacencies.

Toofaan movie review: A promising – and long – tale of boxing, Islamophobia and love fizzles out in its third hour
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Toofaan movie review: A promising – and long – tale of boxing, Islamophobia and love fizzles out in its third hour

In its third hour, Toofaan is a sadly diluted version of its earlier self that ends up diluting the overall impact of the film in its entirety.

Driver in Canada hits Muslim family with truck, killing four in 'targeted attack', says police
World

Driver in Canada hits Muslim family with truck, killing four in 'targeted attack', says police

The extended family issued a statement identifying the dead as Salman Afzal, 46; Madiha, 44; Yumna, 15; and an unnamed 74-year-old woman

The Sa’ed Atshan interview | 'For more and more queer Palestinians, desire, practice and identity are aligning with each other'
Arts & Culture

The Sa’ed Atshan interview | 'For more and more queer Palestinians, desire, practice and identity are aligning with each other'

Dr Atshan's book Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique was an opportunity to write about the experiences of queer Palestinians who face oppression at multiple levels but rarely have a chance to be heard.

Turkey and Pakistan must be ostracised for dim view of Freedom of Expression, not France
World

Turkey and Pakistan must be ostracised for dim view of Freedom of Expression, not France

Freedom of speech's biggest enemy is government overreach, but there aren't that many countries outside the Muslim world that would behead you for drawing a cartoon

Recep Tayyip Erdogan vows legal, diplomatic action against Charlie Hebdo's 'disgusting' caricature of him
World

Recep Tayyip Erdogan vows legal, diplomatic action against Charlie Hebdo's 'disgusting' caricature of him

Turkish officials on Wednesday railed against the French satirical magazine, accusing it of sowing 'seeds of hatred and animosity'

Imran Khan asks Muslim countries to collectively confront trend of Islamophobia in European countries
World

Imran Khan asks Muslim countries to collectively confront trend of Islamophobia in European countries

A resolution was passed in Pakistan's National Assembly asking the 57-member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to boycott French goods

Charlie Hebdo's cartoons on Prophet Mohammad have France jostling between freedom of speech and Islamophobia
World

Charlie Hebdo's cartoons on Prophet Mohammad have France jostling between freedom of speech and Islamophobia

The French Constitution defines the state only as secular, but it doesn't delineate the boundaries of this secularism

Resurrection: Ertuğrul, currently on Netflix, far exceeds its reputation as a ‘Turkish Game of Thrones'
Entertainment

Resurrection: Ertuğrul, currently on Netflix, far exceeds its reputation as a ‘Turkish Game of Thrones'

Resurrection: Ertuğrul glorifies valour and bravery, but also warmth and tenderness.

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub on being an Indian Muslim during the COVID-19 pandemic: 'The communal virus has infected India’s entire body'
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Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub on being an Indian Muslim during the COVID-19 pandemic: 'The communal virus has infected India’s entire body'

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub has received acclaim as a character actor in a range of roles, most recently playing the Dalit leader Nishad in Article 15 last year.

Kerala Police files FIR against Zee News editor Sudhir Chaudhary for broadcasting 'Jihad flowchart', offending sentiments of Muslims
India

Kerala Police files FIR against Zee News editor Sudhir Chaudhary for broadcasting 'Jihad flowchart', offending sentiments of Muslims

The Kerala Police has filed an FIR against Zee News editor Sudhir Chaudhary for 'offending religious beliefs' on his TV show DNA via a specious chart where he schooled his viewers on different forms of Jihad

Baaghi 3 movie review: Tiger Shroff plays Tiger Shroff in a Tiger Shroff film
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Baaghi 3 movie review: Tiger Shroff plays Tiger Shroff in a Tiger Shroff film

You can imagine how uninspiring the script is that despite all this high-adrenaline action, Baaghi 3 lacks fire.

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior seemed to promise propaganda, but delivers a solid action-drama instead
Entertainment

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior seemed to promise propaganda, but delivers a solid action-drama instead

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior has its great moments, as well as its flaws, but the overall impact of the film is not the propaganda we were expecting.