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Politicians Intoxicated On A Nationalism Fostered By A False Sense Of Superiority

Politicians Intoxicated On A Nationalism Fostered By A False Sense Of Superiority

Sep 08, 2017 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

Some of the greatest human tragedies of the last century and indeed many of the current political conflicts...

Understanding Terror Attacks And Making Sense Of Our Loss

Understanding Terror Attacks And Making Sense Of Our Loss

Jul 12, 2017 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

Acts of terrorism have been carried out in the name of Judaism, Islam, Christianity and Hinduism. So where...

What Makes A Politician Tick

What Makes A Politician Tick

Sep 19, 2016 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

Rural politics in UP, and perhaps also in many other parts of India, revolves around three points: the thana,...

The Politics Of Appropriation

The Politics Of Appropriation

Apr 29, 2016 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

Without appropriation the BJP will be unable to draw any connection between itself and figures who are...

Gandhi, Faiz And Jalib

Gandhi, Faiz And Jalib

Feb 02, 2016 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

Land can be divided and borders can be invented but language continues to transcend these man-made walls…

When Peace Falls Prey To Politics

When Peace Falls Prey To Politics

Dec 08, 2015 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

A depressing story of how an apolitical interfaith programme falls prey to petty political interests.

The Need For Hindu-Muslim Unity

The Need For Hindu-Muslim Unity

Sep 25, 2015 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

It is noteworthy that even an ardent pan-Islamist like Afghani saw that India's true potential lay in the...

No One Wants To Be Garissa

No One Wants To Be Garissa

Apr 09, 2015 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

But everyone was happy to say ‘I am Charlie’.

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim

Jan 14, 2015 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

The shocking tragedies of Paris and Peshawar have reignited questions about who is a Muslim and who is not or...

New Wars, Old Tactics

New Wars, Old Tactics

Oct 06, 2014 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

As various powers again consider arming people they deem to be ‘rebels’ rather than ‘terrorists’ in...

The Unmourned Exodus

The Unmourned Exodus

Jul 30, 2014 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

Why are there no protests about the persecution faced by thousands of Arab Christians who are being uprooted...

It's Not Shi'as Vs Sunnis

It's Not Shi'as Vs Sunnis

Jun 18, 2014 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

The current conflict in Iraq is not what it is being described by most news agencies and analysts.

The Great Indian Tea Tamasha

The Great Indian Tea Tamasha

Feb 27, 2014 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

Maybe the next Congress manifesto can list the many ills that tea spreads in society. Infant mortality? Tea!...

 Ethics, Economics, Education

Ethics, Economics, Education

Oct 16, 2013 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

The decision of the courts against a photocopying shop that provided course-material to Delhi University...

The Importance Of Gestures

The Importance Of Gestures

Sep 19, 2013 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

It seems that Iran is trying to offer an olive branch. Here's to hoping for wiser voices to prevail in the...

The Halo Of Hypocrisy

The Halo Of Hypocrisy

Aug 28, 2013 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

Tens of thousands of people have died in Syria over the past year and Obama’s red line was never quite...

An Ideal Of Innocence

An Ideal Of Innocence

Jul 18, 2013 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

Portraits of dictators as young boys force us to confront the question Malala Yousafzai posed in her recent...

When Murder Becomes Terrorism

When Murder Becomes Terrorism

May 31, 2013 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

Is the only difference between terrorism and murder contingent on whether the culprit or the victim is Muslim?

'The Enemy Within'

'The Enemy Within'

May 10, 2013 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

Anti-Shia violence in Pakistan goes beyond being just another example of minorities being targeted.

The Kai Po Che Question

The Kai Po Che Question

Mar 08, 2013 Ali Khan Mahmudabad

The way in which it has chosen to portray the Muslims of Gujarat actually reflects many of the...