Blog: When AMU Killed A Gay Professor

Blog: When AMU Killed A Gay Professor

Written by Mohd Asim | Saturday January 30, 2016

In the academic session 2002-03, I was an MA student at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the Aligarh Muslim University. Over jokes and smokes under the giant banyan tree that overlooked our department.

Blog: Muslims, Stop Protesting About Insults To The Prophet

Blog: Muslims, Stop Protesting About Insults To The Prophet

Mohd Asim | Monday January 11, 2016

It plays to a trite script all the time. Some obscure loony will say something about the Prophet and the self-professed defenders of the honour of the Prophet of Islam go berserk in rage. Protests, calls for the head of the "offender", mob fury, destruction of public property - pandemonium follows.

Blog: BJP Learns Few Lessons From Trolling

Blog: BJP Learns Few Lessons From Trolling

Mohd Asim | Wednesday December 09, 2015

A campaign can be run on propaganda, but governing is a different ball game. And that's a real, hard fact.

Blog: Modi's Attempts To Communalise Bihar

Blog: Modi's Attempts To Communalise Bihar

Mohd Asim | Wednesday October 28, 2015

When it comes to political benefits, the Modi mantra is simple: If you can't convince them, communalise them.

Blog: Fight The 'Silence India' Project

Blog: Fight The 'Silence India' Project

Mohd Asim | Saturday October 03, 2015

The senseless and bone-chilling lynching of a 50-year-old man at his home in his village just about 40 kms from the national capital should jolt us as a nation.

Blog: Ansari's Speech Misread by Muslim Leaders Too

Blog: Ansari's Speech Misread by Muslim Leaders Too

Mohd Asim | Saturday September 05, 2015

Vice President Hamid Ansari's stellar address at the golden jubilee of All India Majlis-E-Mushawarat, a deliberative body of Muslim organisations and institutions, has led to much debate.

Blog: What Hardik Patel Has Split Wide Open

Blog: What Hardik Patel Has Split Wide Open

Mohd Asim | Friday August 28, 2015

The sight of a 21-year-old breathing fire, rallying lakhs and raising slogans such as "agar hamara haq pyar se nahin doge to chheen ke lenge (if you don't give us our rights with love, we will snatch them by force)" is a picture of both a revolution that is about to come and dangerous mob thuggery depending on the way one looks at it. The question in the slogan is "ki...

Blog: Lessons From The Yakub Memon Execution

Blog: Lessons From The Yakub Memon Execution

Mohd Asim | Thursday July 30, 2015

Let there be a collective outrage on all injustices and a demand for that collective conscience to be satisfied.

Blog: Cancer is About to Strike a Hat-Trick in My Family

Blog: Cancer is About to Strike a Hat-Trick in My Family

Mohd Asim | Monday June 22, 2015

It was past midnight. I was just settling in my bed with my three-year-old. My lawyer wife was sifting through some case papers and we were pestering her to switch off the lights. My phone rang. It was an my childhood friend Rashid, who has lived in Dubai for some years and works as a salesperson with a bank.

Blog: In Memory of Asma Javed, Who Championed Womens Rights at AMU

Blog: In Memory of Asma Javed, Who Championed Womens Rights at AMU

Mohd Asim | Monday May 18, 2015

Asma Javed is being denied dignity in death, just as she was in life, says Mohd Asim.

Blog: Kejriwal Went Too Far. Now He's Been Called On It.

Blog: Kejriwal Went Too Far. Now He's Been Called On It.

Mohd Asim | Friday May 15, 2015

The government and media have to be adversarial in a healthy way for democracy to survive, says Mohd Asim.

Blog: Gadkari Leaks. A Piss Take.

Blog: Gadkari Leaks. A Piss Take.

Mohd Asim | Tuesday May 05, 2015

Thanks to Gadkari Leaks, we now know that the grumpy uncles and the illeterate maalis knew nothing about the qualities of human piss. They were ignorant to be pissed off by us kids who were actually performing a public service.

Blog: Sanjay Raut, Muslims Thank You for Your Concern

Blog: Sanjay Raut, Muslims Thank You for Your Concern

Mohd Asim | Monday April 13, 2015

So the Shiv Sena is deeply concerned about the well-being of Muslims in India. And the party has an instant solution for all that plagues the community: strip Muslims of their voting rights.

Blog: A Young Muslim's Take On Hashimpura, The Forgotten Massacre

Blog: A Young Muslim's Take On Hashimpura, The Forgotten Massacre

Mohd Asim | Monday March 23, 2015

A Young Muslim's Take On Hashimpura, The Forgotten Massacre - by Mohd Asim

Blog: India Fails its Women by Banning This Documentary

Blog: India Fails its Women by Banning This Documentary

Mohd Asim | Wednesday March 04, 2015

It's time to face the truth and not run away from it, writes Mohd Asim.

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