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Rana Ayyub

  • Pune techie murder: Speak, for your silence is being misconstrued

    “My son is gone, he must be in the heavens. It's human for us to grieve. The prophet (Muhammad) said, "If you kill a man, you kill the entire mankind. We cannot move forward as a country if we hate each other. Violence will lead us nowhere.”

    Saturday, 7 June 2014 - 3:53pm
  • The RSS blueprint for Narendra Modi

    An editor friend  in a conversation several months ago insisted that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) would crumble under Narendra Modi’s pressure. He was a one-man show, she argued. And this victory in the Lok Sabha elections was Modi’s victory, and he wouldn’t let it be snatched from him. “...

    Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 5:08pm
  • My Baba, the revolutionary - Mukul Sinha

    By the time I reached Ahmedabad on the twelfth evening, Mukul Sinha’s body had been donated to the cancer research foundation, in his death too he left a lesson in socialism. He was my baba, the man who gave a new meaning to the struggle for justice, be it his unrelenting crusade to get an...

    Wednesday, 14 May 2014 - 10:37pm
  • The importance of being Amit Shah

    With stories on the Indian elections dominating the headlines, a piece of news that appeared on the front pages of most dailies in Ahmedabad went unnoticed. Abhay Chudasama, one of the first few IPS officers to go behind bars in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case in 2010 was released on bail. 

    Wednesday, 9 July 2014 - 2:10pm
  • The facade slips, Hindutva it is

    Last week, on a popular and animated television news debate, BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi was asked a simple question on the criminal culpability of a party leader distributing highly provocative material in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar. Never one to give in to Arnab Goswami, Lekhi, who is contesting...

    Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 11:50am
  • PS, some clarifications Narendra Modiji on your latest interview

    In an interview on Wednesday to news agency ANI, Narendra Modi, the man touted to be India’s next prime minister took some rather straight questions with never before seen confidence. He was at ease, never through the interview did he pause to think, to contemplate before answering questions in...

    Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 4:18pm
  • Is it redemption that you seek, Advaniji?

    LK Advani has no right to ask for Gurudakshina, for in politics of manipulation, bigotry and radicalism, there are no rules and ethics.

    Friday, 21 March 2014 - 9:53am