Articles by: Prof M A Sofi

Muslims :The Woebegone Community

Muslims :The Woebegone Community

The present state of Muslims in India and elsewhere in the world is so beautifully captured in the following poignant words of one of the most celebrated contemporary Muslim intellectuals, Ziauddin Sardar in one of his books: “Muslims are sundered, divided and factional within, as much as they cherish a sense of superiority over other societies that they lack within[Read More…]

by 09/06/2021 0 comments Life/Philosophy
Winter in Kashmir: For local Kashmiris, it’s living a nightmare

Winter in Kashmir: For local Kashmiris, it’s living a nightmare

The line in the subtitle above underscores a reality that not many of those coming to visit the valley from outside Kashmir would concede as a fact of life. The fact is that whereas everything is done by their local hosts and the local administration to ensure that they have a comfortable stay in the valley, with access to all[Read More…]

by 10/01/2021 0 comments India
Contrasting the Indian Response to China vis a vis Pakistan

Contrasting the Indian Response to China vis a vis Pakistan

Sadly, what is sauce for the goose is not always sauce for the gander In dealing with the issues of national or international implications, it makes sense for the governments to calibrate official responses with an eye on the strengths and weaknesses of the adversary. However, it’s important to distinguish that sort of an approach from the one where responses[Read More…]

by 22/06/2020 2 comments India
A Farrago of Farces

A Farrago of Farces

Where politicians of all hues vie with each other, but the BJP’s shenanigans ‘stand apart’! In its insatiable lust and a desperate bid for power, the BJP government is pulling no punches to use all the tricks in the trade to fleece masses so as to get back to the hot seat in Delhi in 2019. The latest one pertains[Read More…]

by 08/03/2019 0 comments India