Saba Rahman

Articles By Saba Rahman

Ramzan has always been the time to look inwards, build bridges

Ramzan has always been the time to look inwards, build bridges

Peppa Pig’s Mandy Mouse, in wheelchair, welcomed by parents

“Mandy just wheels in and joins the gang. It has to be that simple in everyday life. I don't think it's necessary to sugarcoat everything for children.”

Chennai’s mental health institute scripts history, its 159 inmates vote for first time

Dr P Poorna Chandrika, the director at IMH, Chennai, said over the phone: “The residents who have voted are very happy. There is a festive atmosphere here today. It is a historic moment for us, we have all become part of history.”

Gauhati HC penalises private gym for discrimination against disabled activist

The court has directed a high-end gym and the Assam government to pay Rs 50,000 each to the NGO run by Arman Ali, who terms the verdict a wake-up call for the private sector

Your name missing from voters’ list? This app can help

Since the launch of Missing Voters app earlier this year, thousands of eligible voters have been added to the rolls, most of them aided by hundreds of volunteers who downloaded the app to lend their help to the project.

A Muslim can choose not to participate in Holi and still remain secular

It would have been more progressive had the boy playing a Muslim in a recent detergent brand commercial said he doesn’t want to play Holi, and the other children had happily let him be. It would have sent out a stronger message of inclusivity and harmony.

Leprosy hasn’t made a comeback in India, new cases due to proactive detection: WHO Goodwill Ambassador

'Early detection and early cure remain a challenge. It is with this that the eradication goal can be achieved,' says Yohei Sasakawa, who is the recipient of Gandhi Peace Prize 2018 for his role in tackling leprosy.

NEET 2019: Time running out, disabled medical aspirants remain in dark over eligibility criteria

NEET 2019: While the draft MCI guidelines state that hearing-impaired equal to or more than 40 per cent disability are not eligible, a Delhi High Court judgment has allowed a 70 per cent hearing impaired girl to pursue MBBS at a medical college in Delhi.

NEET application process set to close, no clarity yet on disability quota

Doctors with Disabilities, a body of doctors with disabilities, has termed the revised MCI draft guidelines for admission into MBBS courses under disability quota as "unfair, discriminatory and unlawful".

The Holiness of the Heart

Ani Zonneveld — Grammy-winner, filmmaker and imam — discovered Islam as a religion of equality.

Punish Babul Supriyo, it will serve as a deterrent to others: Rights activists

“Until and unless the act is implemented in letter and spirit, nothing will change, people will think it’s normal to abuse people,” says an activist.

Make it impossible for people to ignore disability, says new NCPEDP head Arman Ali

When a child is born disabled, or becomes disabled, parents and family look at her as, first, karma, and then (social) stigma, says disability activist Arman Ali as he underlines the need to make disabled people visible.

Muslim Personal Law Board will not contest if SC scraps Section 377

The Supreme Court is hearing a batch of petitions challenging Section 377 while also reviewing its earlier verdict banning the IPC section.

Lust Stories: Dibakar Banerjee’s episode has a strong message for women, and it is about assertion

Reena has a powerful presence as she easily towers over the two men who wear their flaws on their sleeves, and are at a loss to deal with her or her clarity of thought.

Bye-election Results 2018: 10 things to know

The May 28 Kairana Lok Sabha bypoll, which was necessitated after the death of BJP MP Hukum Singh, saw a broad coalition of the Rashtriya Lok Dal, SP, BSP and the Congress joining hands

Karnataka government formation: What has happened so far

Karnataka govt formation: While BJP's CM face Yeddyurappa said the Governor has assured of "appropriate" decision, Siddaramaiah said the JD(S)-Congress combine should be invited to form the government as they have the support of 117 MLAs. In the evening, Congress and JD(S) took their MLAs to parade before the Governor, who, however, rejected the demand.

No minister Abhimanyu, AMU already has a portrait of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh

The claim that Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, a university alumnus, donated huge stretches of land to AMU has been refuted by university authorities, who term it an “exaggeration” while clarifying that it was the Raja's father who had donated land and money.

BJP MP questions Jinnah portrait in AMU students’ union office

According to the letter, Gautam has sought a detailed explanation from the university, justifying the “compulsion” of having Jinnah’s portrait in the university when “he was responsible for the partition of India and Pakistan”, and when “Pakistan continues to trouble India”.

Living in merciless times: For Muslims in India, the othering starts in school

Many called the AIMIM chief’s demand bizarre, some buffoonery. Of course, there cannot and should not be any law that violates the freedom of speech.

TISS woman denied job in Delhi orphanage. Reason: She is a Muslim with hijab

In the following mail that came on Tuesday, Varma, in an angry tone, wrote he was “shocked” to know that "conservative Islam was Zoya’s priority not humanity" and that "her higher education has gone down the drain".

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