Moin Qazi

75 Years of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind

The Partition of India brought a new configuration of Muslim leadership in its spate. After Partition, Jamate Islami was reorganized and moved to Pakistan as Jamaat-i-Islami Pakistan. The party's remaining…

Raw deal for India’s minorities

It is an open secret. There is no love lost between India’s religious minorities and the federal government. When Muslims, the most significant minority that makes up 14.2 per cent…

The Mission of Poetry

The poetry of earth is never dead -John Keats This is Sanjiv Bhatla’s maiden collection of poems. He has several authoritative and scholarly works on religious and spiritual subjects also…

Keeping Alive A Social Flame

Nagpur has been a traditional and fertile hub for voluntary organizations, reformist individuals and social workers. It has been home to a number of dedicated activists whose social chromosomes have…

Rekha Kulkarni: A Banker To The Poor

Finance is one field where we have witnessed significant innovations in recent decades, and this has transformed our society in many ways. Earlier, we could hardly visualise social change in…

India’s Case For UBI

COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruptions globally and inflicted the greatest pain on those who had already been rendered most vulnerable, spurring unknown hardship and growing unease among low-income families and micro-businesses.…

Ensuring Mental Health For All

Among the many challenges India faces, the most underappreciated is the ongoing mental health crisis. Mental illness is actually India’s ticking bomb. An estimated 56 million Indians suffer from depression,…

Farmers’ Own Middlemen

Three new farm Acts were recently introduced in the country. The most important of these, the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 is aimed at putting…

Healing India’s Healthcare

Healthy families are the foundation for healthy communities. When people are healthy, humanity moves forward. There is nothing more important than good health, and reliable healthcare for all the family. …

The Woeful Trial Of Bank Pensioners

Public banks have played a historically stellar role in financial inclusion and the development of the underserved sector. These banks have been the backbone of the government’s socio-economic agenda. State-owned…

An Untold Story Of The Freedom Movement

Book Review Oral History of Indian Freedom Movement By Dr Licy Bharucha; Pp240; Rs 300; Published by National Museum of Indian Freedom Movement The Congress has won political freedom, but…

A Long Term COVID Response Plan

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a massive toll on the economy: broken supply chains, record unemployment, failing small businesses. Much the same way it is affecting people with pre-existing health…

A Bamboo Bridge To Growth

Melghat is a forest tract nestled in the Satpura range in eastern Maharashtra. It is inhabited by indigenous people like the Korkus, Gond and Bhilalas, who are bravely defending their…

India’s Tryst With Independence

15th August is the most cherished date in the Indian calendar. it was on this momentous day that we were born an independent and free country. Mahatma Gandhi’s luminous leadership…

The Pandemic Must Transform Our Agriculture

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the risks of an unhealthy diet and the extreme fragility of food systems. The economic reconstruction that will follow the pandemic is the perfect opportunity…

How COVID-19 Is Making The Youth Smarter

As the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 continues and the nation staggers in its recovery from the debilitating impact of the pandemic, many are left stranded away…

A Beacon In The Deep Hinterland

In the last two decades, the gender landscape in rural India has been greening, and women are now on the cusp of a powerful social and political revolution. The harbinger…

The Evergreen Heroes Of The SHG Revolution

The self-help group movement has been one of the most powerful incubators of female entrepreneurship in rural India. While there were several young semi-literate women who had homegrown skillsets, absence…

A Karmayogi In Suicide Country

   Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.  – Margaret Mead A highly welcome…

The Making of a Teenage Genius

  Child prodigies have been with us since early times. But over the epochs, many of them have had their genius questioned—mostly as to whether or not a parent or…

At The Mercy of Rain Gods

Farmers in India do a lot of talking about the weather—especially, it seems, when there is no weather in sight.   when the land heats up like a furnace and most…

Development Beyond Numbers

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves  – Lao Tzu India is…

Basic Income Revisited

 Universal basic income (UBI) is an old idea that is gaining traction as governments look to revamp their social safety nets. India is the most serious new aspirant. India is…

India’s Grey Clouds of Depression

Among the many challenges India faces, the most underappreciated is the ongoing mental health crisis. Mental illness is actually India’s ticking bomb. An estimated 56 million Indians suffer from depression, and 38 million from…

Gender Gap: A Bridge Still Far

   All lives have equal value. No matter where they live on the planet. No matter what state, city, and country you're born in, whether you are male, female. –…

Beyond Universal Education

The true teachers are those who help us think for ourselves --Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan The building blocks of a nation are the citizens of its tomorrow. The way these seeds will…

The Farewell Sermon of Prophet Muhammad

Birth anniversary tribute-21 November 2018 As you read these lines, 1.6 billion Muslims across the world, from Morocco to Jakarta, will be paying homage to the Prophet Muhammad on his…

Muslim Anxieties And India’s Future

Centre for Educational Research & Training (CERT) -a wing of Students Islamic Organization- on Tuesday revealed that the Muslim student   ratio in higher education was mere 4.9% in 2016-17.  It…

Why Don’t We Talk About Mental Health?

World Mental Health Day-10 October 2018 Among the many challenges India faces, the most underappreciated is the ongoing mental health crisis.  Mental illness is actually India’s ticking bomb .The National…

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