Articles by: Zulafqar Ahmed

Abrogation Of Article 370 Came Up After Paying the High Cost

Abrogation Of Article 370 Came Up After Paying the High Cost

It was 5th August, last year, when Narendra Modi led Bhartiya Janta party (BJP) government stripped off special status of erstwhile state. It was done in the pretext of development, good governance, and peace. It was argued that abrogation of Article 370 and 35-A will open the floodgates for development and prosperity. The former princely state was bifurcated into two[Read More…]

by August 11, 2020 India
Book Review : Towards Water Wisdom Limits, Justice, Harmony

Book Review : Towards Water Wisdom Limits, Justice, Harmony

                                                      This book “Towards Water Wisdom Limits, Justice, Harmony” has been written by Ramaswamy R. Iyer is really a path-breaking exercise. There are several books in his account which has been written on water[Read More…]

by May 6, 2020 Book Review
Journalism in the Post-Truth Era

Journalism in the Post-Truth Era

George Orwell once rightly said that “The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it.” American writer and humorist Mark Twain said that “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” It shows that a lie has vast market and adequate consumers, whereas, it[Read More…]

by April 24, 2020 India
Abrogation of Article 370 and the Aftermath

Abrogation of Article 370 and the Aftermath

Kashmir issue has always been a tool for all the mainstream political parties in general and BJP in particular to invoke it for the consolidation of Hindu vote bank. After doing all the wrongs with the state of Jammu and Kashmir from overthrowing Sheikh Abdullah from the office in 1953 to Election rigging of 1987; abrogation of Article 370 was[Read More…]

by November 21, 2019 India
Book Review: Dynamics of Right-Wing Populism and its Implications for Indian Democracy

Book Review: Dynamics of Right-Wing Populism and its Implications for Indian Democracy

  India after Modi: Populism and the Right by Ajay Gudavarthy; Delhi: Bloomsbury India; 2019; pages, 236; Rs 599 This book gives comprehensive and insightful understanding about the contemporary politics of India.  It is bereft from jargons, lucidly written, and author has attempted to make understand even the difficult terminologies. This is the first honest and comprehensive account about the[Read More…]

by July 30, 2019 Book Review
Is Idea of ‘New India’ Hunting the Minorities and Secularism?

Is Idea of ‘New India’ Hunting the Minorities and Secularism?

India has been epitome of pluralism, tolerance, and diversity since ages. Religious, cultural, and ethnic diversity of India has left inerasable imprints all over the world. Varieties of social groups and ideological differences among the communities could not shake the unity of India. The India which was imagined by the Gandhi, Nehru, Ambedkar, Patel, Azad, Ashfaqullah, and Baghat Singh was[Read More…]

by July 7, 2019 India
Why Christchurch Attack is a Wakeup Call

Why Christchurch Attack is a Wakeup Call

                             Politics around the world has been changing dramatically. Extreme right has risen into the power throughout the globe from the Donald Trump of US (2016) to Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines (2016) and from Victor Orban of Hungary (2010) to Jair Bolsanaro of Brazil (2019). Rise of[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 World
Demolition of Babri Mosque and aftermath

Demolition of Babri Mosque and aftermath

                                 “It may be pronounce that they will not construct a temple at the disputed site because this issue had have assisted BJP to polarise people for electoral purpose” Demolition of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992 by mob is considered as[Read More…]

by December 6, 2018 India
Politics of Conveniences

Politics of Conveniences

             Appropriation of Political icon is not a new phenomenon. It has been in the political arena of India since long, but politics of appropriation and co-option got new height in last four year rule of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). Over the last four years of BJP’s rule, they have been trying to co-opt those political icons whose legacy[Read More…]

by November 11, 2018 India