October 14, 2008

Understanding and Reviving the Muslim Psyche

By U. Mahesh Prabhu Orthodoxy and fanaticism is found in every religious group, not just Islam. But in Hindu and Christian societies, there emerged a class of reformers who rejected such dogmas outright. There was, of course, a reason for this. Their religions were subjected to assaults and molestation as […]
October 4, 2008

Indian Muslims v/s Muslims of India

Once in the US, it so happened that a lady was being chased by a dog. She ran until the dog was stopped and made to run for its life by a brave young man. Looking in awe, among the spectators, was a young journalist. ‘You are a brave guy. […]
September 21, 2008

The Political Side of Mangalore’s Mayhem

Last week, an untoward incident happened in Mangalore. The proselytizing center of ‘New Life’ Christians was ransacked by Bajarang Dal activists and, in the confusion, the Catholics too were targeted, thus leading to chaos. There were two reasons that led to the attack by infuriated Bajarangees: first, the denigration of […]
September 14, 2008

Nationalism – A Concept Alien to Islam

As an egalitarian nation, India has the constitutional obligation to guard the religious liberties of every citizen. Hence, recently, when Mohammad Zubair, a corporal with the Indian Air Force, was ordered to shave off his beard to maintain uniformity, he took no time in moving the country’s judicial system. ‘A […]