Articles by: Nadeem Khan

Aligarh Muslim University:  Purpose redefined 

Aligarh Muslim University:  Purpose redefined 

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will be celebrating 100 years of its existence soon. Hence, it becomes increasingly important to have an audit to establish if the University has been on the designated path as envisioned by the Aligarh movement torchbearers. The Aligarh movement founders conceptualized the course of educational, cultural, economic, and moral prosperity. In the present situation, Muslims of[Read More…]

by September 17, 2020 India
Apricity of Dad’s presence

Apricity of Dad’s presence

Losing your father is definitely heart wrecking when he has been the emotional support system all through the life. Besides unconditional love, Dad also provided stability, acceptance, and encouragement when it mattered most. It becomes more painful when one had been in direct daily conversation of a couple of hours with Dad for last 20 years. It is an Irish[Read More…]

by September 7, 2020 Life/Philosophy
Professor Ali Akhtar Khan: End of an Era

Professor Ali Akhtar Khan: End of an Era

Professor Ali Akhtar Khan (78) of (AMU) passed away on (08/29/2020) after a brief illness. He was born to parents Ali Qadar Khan and Najmun Nisa, on January 01, 1942, in a landlord family of Naseerpur village, Azamgarh. He studied in Shibli school and then graduated from Shibli National College, Azamgarh. Later on, he completed his M.Ed. from Aligarh Muslim[Read More…]

by September 2, 2020 Life/Philosophy
Parenting: The ultimate jigsaw puzzle

Parenting: The ultimate jigsaw puzzle

Child psychologists generally believe that parenting style adopted is primarily responsible for the behavior of children. It also affects the performance of the child in everything worth mentioning throughout his life. There has been an intense debate going on regarding the adoption of parenting styles for children’s all-round development. There are diverse opinions about any specific style to be followed[Read More…]

by June 21, 2020 Life/Philosophy
Managed public opinion and the way forward

Managed public opinion and the way forward

With the world seeing the rise of right-wing nationalism despite not having a great track record in governance, a natural question comes into mind regarding factors responsible for this change. There are many other instances in different parts of the world where the least probable ones got elected to power. It has left political scientists in those places struggling to[Read More…]

by June 7, 2020 World
Jacindaism: the new doctrine of political leadership during crisis

Jacindaism: the new doctrine of political leadership during crisis

Leadership is tested during times of crisis. The present pandemic is seeing it happen across the world. Many unexpected parts of the world have shown better corona control than those expected of better performance. Many wise men have said before that empathy, not disdain, separates great leaders from the rest. This behavioral aspect is what present New Zealand  Prime Minister Jacinda[Read More…]

by May 24, 2020 World
Understanding Muslim identity in pluralist India

Understanding Muslim identity in pluralist India

With identity-based politics on surge along with the tinge of Islamophobia, Indian Muslims have lately been under question regarding their identity. Many have been made to believe that there exists a lack of Indianess in their identity. Many Sociologists have described their identity in several different ways. The most accepted definition states that Indian Muslim identity is at the center[Read More…]

by May 11, 2020 Communal Harmony
The unforgettable Irrfan Khan!

The unforgettable Irrfan Khan!

Every death brings grief momentarily, but this death was different. It also brought with it an end to a stream of creativity with the uniqueness of Irrfan. Every great artist strives for the realization of his creative possibilities and is passionate about his unique identity. It was true for Irrfan Khan as well. His death was sudden and at young[Read More…]

by May 4, 2020 Arts/Literature
Ramadan: The Spiritual Nectar laced with mercy

Ramadan: The Spiritual Nectar laced with mercy

Ramadhan comes as the 9th month of Islamic Calendar and brings with it infinite mercy of Almighty on humanity. Mercy in the form of divine guidance, spiritual nourishment, compassion, and moral training. The Islamic calendar is purely a lunar calendar. Ramadan starts when the new crescent moon is first visible in the night sky. Month-long fasting ends with the celebration of Eid[Read More…]

by April 27, 2020 Life/Philosophy
Muslim renaissance! A distant possibility

Muslim renaissance! A distant possibility

From being accused of separatism, unresponsiveness to change, and even of corona spread, Muslims find themselves in impossible situations in one part or the other of the world. History is witness that from the 7th century till 17th century Muslims had some stake in worldly affairs. After that, they have been sidelined and gradually eclipsed. There are economical and socio-political reasons[Read More…]

by April 21, 2020 Life/Philosophy
Relationships in corona quagmire

Relationships in corona quagmire

As the world passes through the unchartered territory of the present corona pandemic, everything seems turned topsy-turvy. Immediate and prolonged lockdown has affected each and everybody in some way or the other. Stress resulting from the different daily routines with the drastically different working conditions has taken a heavy toll on individual well-being. The most subtle effect is on direct[Read More…]

by April 15, 2020 Life/Philosophy
Is the right-wing nationalism there to stay?

Is the right-wing nationalism there to stay?

The question which keeps most of the political scientists perplexed is, “Whether right-wing nationalism is there to stay or liberal democracy will stage a comeback.” Both issues are related as cause and effect. Liberal democracy can bounce back only when right-wing nationalism is a spent force, and people fully realize its drawbacks. The surge of right-wing nationalism started in 2011[Read More…]

by April 12, 2020 World