Blog: We, The Pained People Of India

Blog: We, The Pained People Of India

Mohd Asim | Monday May 17, 2021

If pain is personal and individual, which is so often the case, it can drag us down a solitary hole. But when it becomes shared and collective, pain can lift us out, extracting us from solitude into the company of those who are suffering as well.

Blog: The Lynch Mob Now Goes for Naseeruddin Shah - Predictably

Blog: The Lynch Mob Now Goes for Naseeruddin Shah - Predictably

Mohd Asim | Friday December 21, 2018

The kind of hate that is being directed at Naseeruddin Shah over his voicing genuine concerns is sickening. The same happened with Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan when they spoke up against intolerance.

Blog: What <i>'Mulk'</i> Means To Me As An Indian Muslim

Blog: What 'Mulk' Means To Me As An Indian Muslim

Mohd Asim | Wednesday August 15, 2018

'Mulk' takes up the issue of terror - the proverbial albatross tied to Muslims' neck with this convenient narrative: "all Muslims are not terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims".

Blog: Painting Muslims As "Jinnah-Lovers" In Election Season

Blog: Painting Muslims As "Jinnah-Lovers" In Election Season

Mohd Asim | Friday May 04, 2018

A portrait of Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah at the Students Union Hall of the AMU is at the centre of a raging nationwide debate. The portrait of Jinnah at the centre of the row has been there for 80 years. It was installed after Jinnah was accorded the lifetime membership of the AMU Students Union in 1938.

Blog: Modi Government's Triple <I>Talaq</I> Law Is Deeply Flawed

Blog: Modi Government's Triple Talaq Law Is Deeply Flawed

Mohd Asim | Friday December 15, 2017

"White men saving brown women from brown men" wrote feminist scholar Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak in her seminal work "Can The Subaltern Speak?" What Spivak wrote in context of the larger colonial narrative, can be tweaked to reflect what's going on with the issue of Triple Talaq in India. It's a case of "Hindu men are saving Muslim women from Muslim men."

Blog: No, The 'M' In Aligarh Muslim University Is Not A Problem

Blog: No, The 'M' In Aligarh Muslim University Is Not A Problem

Mohd Asim | Wednesday October 11, 2017

Did changing Elphinstone Station to Prabha Devi avert the tragedy there? The UGC needs to get real.

Blog: When Modi Asked BJP Leaders To Stay Silent, He Left This Out

Blog: When Modi Asked BJP Leaders To Stay Silent, He Left This Out

Mohd Asim | Friday April 21, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week advised BJP motormouths "to practice the art of silence." It was fair and much-needed advice from his high office as many in his party are prone to putting their (right) foot into mouth very often. But the PM only sent out half a message.

Blog: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Scene-Stealer, Thrusts Shah Rukh Aside

Blog: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Scene-Stealer, Thrusts Shah Rukh Aside

Mohd Asim | Monday January 30, 2017

I see SRK almost struggling to make his presence felt on the screen in scenes with Nawazuddin, who owns every mm of it without even trying.

Blog: An Open Letter To Women From A Man

Blog: An Open Letter To Women From A Man

Mohd Asim | Thursday January 05, 2017

Men have a lot of excuses and explanations for what they do to you. Every stare at a public place, every slimy touch in a public transport, every snide remark that men make. Get one thing right, men have a reason for it. And when we can't come up with a good enough reason, and mind you that's very rare, we just pass it off as a joke. Yes, you heard it right. Violating...

Blog: Response To Una Attack So Different From Dadri

Blog: Response To Una Attack So Different From Dadri

Mohd Asim | Thursday July 21, 2016

When did we last see such bloodshed in the name of protecting cows? Can the BJP now tame the beast?

Blog: Owaisi Surprised Many With His Remarks, Zakir Naik Hasn't

Blog: Owaisi Surprised Many With His Remarks, Zakir Naik Hasn't

Mohd Asim | Tuesday July 12, 2016

Asaduddin Owaisi has made a good beginning last week, but will he stay course?

Blog: Ban Triple <i>Talaq</i>, Declare Muslim Personal Law Board Illegal

Blog: Ban Triple Talaq, Declare Muslim Personal Law Board Illegal

Mohd Asim | Monday April 18, 2016

The government and the Supreme Court must weigh in on the side of the Muslim women. The Muslims Personal Law Board must be shown it place.

Blog: Open Letter To Asaduddin Owaisi On '<i>Bharat Mata'</i> Controversy

Blog: Open Letter To Asaduddin Owaisi On 'Bharat Mata' Controversy

Mohd Asim | Wednesday March 16, 2016

Muslims have a serious leadership crisis today. But I am sorry to say, Mr Owaisi you are not the answer.

Blog: Why So Furious, Smriti Irani?

Blog: Why So Furious, Smriti Irani?

Mohd Asim | Friday February 26, 2016

What Smriti Irani has attempted to do over the last two days is institutionalise a very Brahmanical, Upper Caste, Sangh narrative of Indian culture and its reading.

Blog: Women <i>Qazis</i> Challenge Muslim Clergy. About Time.

Blog: Women Qazis Challenge Muslim Clergy. About Time.

Mohd Asim | Tuesday February 09, 2016

Now, the women have turned their veil into a parcham (banner) of revolt. They are pushing back against patriarchy like never before. "Enough" is their war cry.

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