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NILOFAR SUHRAWARDY

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Nothing Islamic about Daesh

I protest as a Muslim, as a human being and as a journalist. I protest strongly against the way the label “Islamic State” is linked with terrorist activities taking place in any part of the world.

July 05, 2015

Using Hindu card in Kashmir

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s Kashmir card, ensuring return of displaced Kashmiri Hindus, known largely as Kashmiri pandits, to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is very much on the table.

May 12, 2015

A political ploy?

Apparently US President Barack Obama has gone a little overboard in praising Indian Premier Narendra Modi for making it to Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people for this year. Modi has yet to complete a year in office as India’s prime minister.

April 25, 2015

Too early to celebrate

It is beyond comprehension as to why a nuclear framework agreement reached between six world powers and Iran is being treated as a major diplomatic triumph for US President Barack Obama.

April 11, 2015

Gender crimes in India

It did not take long for the report of the rape of an elderly nun in a convent in West Bengal to hit headlines across the world. In the wake of this barbaric incident, questions are being raised on whether India is becoming rape capital of the world?

March 21, 2015

A shocker for Modi

The landslide victory of Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi assembly election proves that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cannot always rely on the much-trumpeted Modi wave.

February 14, 2015

Chasing a mirage

With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the helm in India, the saffron brigade is under the illusion that it will convert the entire Indian nation to Hinduism in a few years from now.

January 03, 2015

Ayodhya: No longer a communal bomb

It is an irony that in 22 years since Babri Masjid in India’s Ayodhya was demolished by Hindu extremists, the issue has triggered many controversies, debates and communal clashes of varying nature.

December 12, 2014

Future of Kashmir at stake

The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is the only state where Muslims are not in a minority. The five-phase election process has begun there, the results of which are scheduled to be declared on Dec. 23.

December 02, 2014

Modi making shrewd moves

Within less than six months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to expand his Cabinet carries strong messages for his party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members, its allies, rivals and for political pundits regarding the forthcoming assembly elections.

November 14, 2014