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Low turnout of Muslims in colleges – who is to blame?

How can the nation, government and society at large be responsible for Muslims not attending college? The government has thrown open the doors of higher education to everybody. If Muslim boys and girls do not evince interest in higher education, what can anybody do?

Ordnance factories – old wine in new bottles?

The Ordnance factories used to manufacture a wide range of simulators, small arms, missiles, rockets, bombs, grenades, military vehicles, armoured vehicles, chemicals, optical devices, parachutes, mortars, artillery pieces plus all associated ammunition, propellants, explosives and fuses to meet the requirements of the Indian Armed Forces.

Intellectual dishonesty – the bane of Indian bureaucracy

Intellectual dishonesty is the bane of Indian bureaucracy. It is easy to ‘destruct’ than to ‘construct’.

Beyond diplomacy- Tackling pro-Khalistan activities

Pro-Khalistan groups pose a growing threat to Indian missions in the USA, UK, Canada, and Australia and diplomatic reprimand may not be adequate.

Ethics in bureaucracy: does honesty pay?

Corruption is one of the main evils affecting the bureaucracy. A bureaucrat has to be efficient, disciplined, and, transparent for the bureaucracy to thrive

Dress code in Hindu temples – a necessity?

Mahakal temple in Ujjain has had a dress code which states that Men should wear dhoti and women must wear sari. Many other temples also have such codes

Ram Mandir: Are we taking adequate steps to ward off possible threats?

The Ram Mandir at Ayodhya is much more than a mere temple. This is all the more reason to keep the temple safe and ensure that its security is not compromised

Mizoram: South Asia’s biggest hub for smuggled drugs, gold and guns

Mizoram in northeast India has emerged as the biggest hub for all kinds of smuggled goods - drugs, gold and guns in South Asia.

Does the Shahi Imam have the authority to ban entry of women unaccompanied by male escorts?

Syed Ahmed Bukhari the controversial Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid in Delhi banned the entry of women unaccompanied by male escorts and later retracted the stand

Lachit Borphukan – the Ahom general who dared to defy the Mughal Army

On 24 November Lachit Divas is celebrated to commemorate the heroism of Lachit Borphukan– the Ahom general known for his leadership in the Battle of Saraighat

Disasters don’t knock on doors before entering

Disasters don't just destroy property- they break hearts, families and cause stress and pain. Humans, animals, or plants– nothing is beyond their reach

Indian Muslims: Ham Paanch, Hamare Pachis?

Ham Paanch Hamare Pachis is a reference to the Muslim attitude to family planning, used by Narendra Modi in his election campaign in 2003. The fact is that a Muslim man can have as many as four wives at any time. Because of higher birth rates, the percentage of Muslims in India has risen from about 9.91% in 1951 to 13.45% in 2001. Thus while the jeer Hamare Pachis might be much exaggerated, there is some basis, for the fear many Hindus feel about being swamped by Muslims.
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