The writer, a former civil servant, is secretary general of the Lok Janshakti Party.
For Ramachandra Guha empathy for Muslims is a liberal predicament. He makes a deeply unfair argument
Message from Gujarat elections: The Muslim is more alone than ever before.
India has failed the Constitution’s commitment to social justice
Muslim community is on the edge. Only the PM can address its concerns
The governing elites are in no mood to see a functioning ombudsman that will curb the power of the political executive.
The inexorable march of Hindutva to the centre of our national life deeply disturbs Muslims.
Irrespective of the Opposition’s strident demand for a rollback, it is clear that demonetisation is irrevocable.
Cricketers and fans are compelled to wear an ugly nationalism on their sleeve
At stake in the minority status row is a larger principle.
Would the PDP now want to switch to a tie-up with a party whose sole political doctrine today is to blindly oppose everything that the present central government does?
PM Modi must not give in to the war cries. His Pakistan project must continue
In a divided social milieu, ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ is an idle fancy.
Debates over affirmative action reflect the resilience of bastions of privilege.
The Supreme Court judgment that a Dalit Christian or Muslim who converts to Hinduism will qualify for reservation benefits if his forefathers belonged to a Scheduled Caste amounts to an incentive to ‘ghar wapsi’.
Muslims need enlightened leadership that can fight systemic discrimination, bridge communal gulf
Three months is a short time, but government has emphatically regained control of its turf.
New government must realise that Muslims don’t need preferential treatment. They want equal chances.
Proposed law against communal violence will fuel resentment against minorities.
Before elections,communal and secular parties turn their focus to Muslims.
Papa CJ started stand-up comedy in 2004 after his visit to the annual Fringe festival in Edinburgh. Since then, amongst various places, he has performed at the Sydney Opera House and also at gun-point in South Africa, he quips.