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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Syeda Hameed

She is a former member, Planning Commission.

Muslim Women’s Rights Day is a farce
Thu, Aug 05, 2021

Syeda Hameed writes: Since 2014, both men and women from the community have been victimised.

How a translation of Ismat Chughtai’s last book ‘Qatra-e-Khoon’ offers a lesson in universal resistance
Sat, Aug 15, 2020

'One Drop of Blood' strikes a discordant note in the life and work of the irrepressible writer.

Ayodhya bhoomi pujan ceremony may gladden many hearts. But will it gladden the heart of the deity?
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

With the razing of Babri, Muslims stepped on the road which would lead a decade later to Gujarat 2002, to lynchings, pogroms, riots, killings, incarceration, to the Ayodhya judgment in 2019 and finally, the Bhoomi Pujan.

Lessons from Christchurch
Thu, Mar 28, 2019

In India, secular parties need to invoke the freedom struggle’s inclusive ideals

Abul Kalam Azad, the lodestar
Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Abul Kalam Azad’s commitment to religion, the nation, lights the path for Muslims, secular Hindus

No country for Afrazul
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Today Rajsamand is no faraway place. And the Shambhulals know they can get away with murder

At Home, in School
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

How the experience of education in a Delhi school collides with the culture of their homes for a bunch of young Muslim girls

Rahim’s synthesis
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

In polarised times, Abdur Rahim could be a national icon for his syncretism

Every Move You Make
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

A biography of Sonal Mansingh highlights her ceaseless struggle to lead life on her own terms

Words In Times Of Violence
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Lahore Lit Fest was affected by terror attacks. Its resilience is admirable.

This Land is My Land
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

A book analyses how the Muslim came to be identified as the “other” in India.

Just keep the faith
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Islam does not discriminate in allowing entry to places of worship. Yet, the Bombay High Court judgment upholding Muslim women’s right to enter the Haji Ali Dargah was constrained to invoke the constitution.

This Farkhunda Moment
Wed, May 20, 2015

Her death has raised voices of sanity against marauders in the name of religion.

Planning for a new India
Sat, Aug 16, 2014

New body must retain the Commission’s mechanisms for Centre-state discussion

Living next door to fear
Sat, Apr 06, 2013

Karachi and Lahore are cities that at once breathe life,youth and terror

NE exodus
Kokrajhar to Bangalore
Sat, Aug 18, 2012

The wretched are hurting the wretched,and the only gainers are the fundamentalists

The Guwahati frames
Wed, Jul 18, 2012

Election 2014 should be fought on the issue of violence against women

Where is her home?
Mon, Jun 18, 2012

The Delhi high court has upheld Shumaila’s dignity by allowing her to live with her husband

Shame,not honour
Wed, May 16, 2012

We need a standalone law to deal with honour killings

Who am I to talk?
Thu, Feb 24, 2011

Muslim concerns today,or the colonial census.

An eleven-year shadow
Fri, Jan 21, 2011

Violence against women under the cover of diplomatic immunity is an old,old story

Unclench these fists
Tue, Jun 29, 2010

Children are the focus of the 12th Plan. Let’s start with Jammu and Kashmir...

Write Back
Sat, May 22, 2010

Responding to the news report,‘What was Plan panel member doing in a Muslim protest,Modi asks Montek at noisy meeting,’ Syeda Hameed,member,Planning Commission,has written...

Tearing through prejudice
Mon, May 17, 2010

Stray comments are often played up to reinforce stereotypes against Muslims...

Blunt message from shrapnels
Sun, Apr 16, 2006

Jama Masjid blast tears apart the simplistic theory that all acts of terrorism are linked and connected