Monthly Archives: February 25, 2014

Watch Here: ‘Killing Fields of Muzaffarnagar’

Watch Here: ‘Killing Fields of Muzaffarnagar’

“I feel like drinking poison because of what they [rioters] have done to me. I am ashamed to show my face to the world.”……..Rape survivor With the help of narratives of survivors, director Gopal Menon has tried to reach the roots of 2013 Muzaffarnagar communal riots in a documentary film, ‘Killing Fields of Muzaffarnagar’. Mr

Tribute To Kashmiri Women or Hypocrisy?

Unless we create a spirit of community service not as a favour but as a duty, we can’t show real solidarity towards our women, who have faced widespread violence, says Muhammad Faysal ‘Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day’ – an event to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of Kunan Poshpora mass rape – is being organised by a

Army’s Failed PR Exercises in Kashmir

Army invitation asking journalists not to wear Pheran is a poor PR exercise. That’s why they teach it as a separate course in universities and offer specialised degrees in it, says Gowhar Bhat A press release issued by Indian Army in Srinagar today inviting journalists to a press conference of GOC 15 Chinar Corps, Lt. Gen

Time To Switch To Islam’s Golden Age

It’s time to take a leaf from our glorious past if we want to come out of the morass of ignorance, backwardness and slavery, says Mohammad Zubair-u-din There is no denying the fact that Islam attaches great importance to knowledge and education. That education is the starting point of every human activity is evident from

Mumbai Businessman Designs World’s ‘Best Pizza Box’

The world’s best pizza box doesn’t come out from Italy, as you might have presumed. It comes from India, it can be said. Fed up of eating tasteless, soggy pizzas every weekend, 58-year-old Vinay Mehta, has now revolutionized how pizza is home-delivered across the world. The Mumbai-based businessman who has been into packaging industry for 36

In Pictures: ‘One Billion Rising’ in Delhi

For thousands of people, who turned up at the Central Park in New Delhi’s Connaught Place, Valentine’s Day wasn’t a rose-colored or a starry-eyed gala as the popular culture wants it to be, says Dar Faisal Instead, it was an occasion to join hundreds of school-going children, volunteers from various charities and musicians who were

Observe Feb 23 as ‘Women’s Resistance Day’, Rights Body Urges

A Kashmir-based rights group has urged people to observe February 23 as ‘Women’s Resistance Day’ to mark the 23rd anniversary of mass rape of women allegedly by soldiers of Indian army in Kunan-Pospora area of north Kashmir. In a statement, a spokesman of the Coalition of Civil Society (CCS)—a non-government body working for protection of human