Generally I get over a TV debate, howsoever demanding and controversial it may be, within 2-3 hours of closure. However, images of so called progressive panellists smirking about celibate status of Lord Ayyappa have disturbed me immensely, hence this.
Sultan Shahin, who has published this book - The Missing Introspection - A Critique of Current Muslim Approaches The way forward' needs to be thanked for giving new direction to a debate about Islam. This book is a collection of lectures and essays of Mr. Shahin. He has been invited to various international forums of UN and other Human Rights group to present his views on issues arising out of Islamist extremism and terrorism.
Women in Jammu & Kashmir have been suffering from great injustice since last 6 decades due to an article inserted insidiously into Constitution in 1954. They have been denied fundamental rights available to all other women in India and men in J&K. This article tries to put record straight and asks people in power to undo this injustice to women of J&K. What better day than Women's Day?
Since last few days we are seeing painful intellectual gymnastics of left liberals. JNU fracas has created huge groundswell against so called left-liberals and secular forces who are out to defend student groups backed by suspected extremist elements and separatist elements just to embarrass present central government. Found to be on wrong foot, idioms of debate are sought to be changed.