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What’s wrong with Islam?

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What’s wrong with Islam? ~ by S Prasannarajan

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Why Islam needs a reformation now

Not a Religion of Peace On ___, a group of ___ heavily armed, black-clad men burst into a ___ in ___, opening fire and killing a total of ___ people. The attackers were filmed shouting “Allahu akbar…

Ayaan Heresy Ali

Within minutes of my last meeting with Ayaan Hirsi Ali—and I’ve had several since she took political refuge in the United States in 2005—a thought hit me like a hammer: Her face, sculpted and…

What’s wrong with Islam?

Man thinks and god laughs. Maybe this Yiddish proverb needs to be updated. The banality of that videotaped evil—the man in an orange gown kneeling before his hooded executioner somewhere in the…

John Nash: Are There Beautiful Minds?

What are the odds that a man should have overcome the adversity of having his own mind at war with him, retreat into anonymity, become an object of sympathy and then in his life’s autumn win a Nobel…

India’s Ongoing Heat Wave

People in large parts of north India and in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the south might be feeling as if they are living in a furnace—and, as May nears its end, one whose temperature seems to…

Presidential Indiscretion over Bofors Case

President Pranab Mukherjee is not known to utter blunders. But this time round, he has really put his foot in his mouth. He made a preposterous remark when he told Swedish daily Dagens Nyhetter that…

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

It takes a different kind of talent to share the stage with controversial MP Asaduddin Owaisi and yet emerge as the sole headline-grabber for making communally-charged statements. Last week, Minister…

A happier place for gay marriage

In 2012, a dentist of Indian origin, Savita Halappanavar, died of a miscarriage in an Irish hospital. She was around 17 weeks pregnant when she was admitted to the hospital, but her requests for an…

NA Vinaya: The Game Changer

Sixty-one is not an age when you win your first sports medal. But Lovely from Peringottukara in Kerala is part of a team that recently won an inter-district volleyball tournament. “Forget sports, I…