Can ICJ ruling pave the way for Rohingya repatriation to Myanmar from Bangladesh?

Can ICJ ruling pave the way for Rohingya repatriation to Myanmar from Bangladesh?

According to academics and rights campaigners, the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) ruling has opened up fresh opportunities for the international community to put pressure on the Myanmar military to provide justice for the Rohingyas. The International Court of Justice ruled on Friday (July 22, 2022) that the Gambia’s case for genocide against Myanmar would […]

Need for modern interpretation of Muslim Personal Law

Need for modern interpretation of Muslim Personal Law

Muslim Personal Law is a set of Islamic injections given in the Quran explaining the ways and means of sharing property inherited by Muslims and enshrined as a law of the land for governing the same. Since the principles are part of the Muslim holy book, it leaves little space for any kind of alteration […]

The hard life, and tender hopes, of a mother and son

The hard life, and tender hopes, of a mother and son

My mother is sitting in the kitchen waiting for me to come back from the examination center where I am writing exams for my job/employment for the better days I have promised my mother and for which she has raised and prepared me, despite all odds in her life ridden with poverty. I come back […]

Fate of a Writer

Fate of a Writer

When I first took pen in my hand for writing a book, everyone in the house frowned. The reason was obvious. I was treading on a much beaten path which had been trod on by many a stalwart. The market was flooded with books but without readership. Moreover, it was not thought to be my […]

Rural Tourism: A step towards sustainable development

Rural Tourism: A step towards sustainable development

Tourism is the fastest growing industry across the globe. My teacher, Dr Riyaz Ahmad Qureshi, Professor at Department of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Studies, University of Kashmir, rightly says in class, “Tourism is like a sky and all the activities under this sky are directly or indirectly related to it”. The remarkable growth rate in […]

Hello, dear ‘firstborn’

Hello, dear ‘firstborn’

Your ordinal position in the birth order has everything to do not only with your place in the family but with how you’ve been living your entire life. When you’re a baby, you captured your parents’ initial attention, as much as 3,000 more quality hours spent with mom and dad between the ages 4-13 than […]

Beyond Human Perception

Beyond Human Perception

We cannot catch a rainbow, reach the horizons, touch the sky or bring down the moon and stars. Dreams fade away when we wake up; in a vast desert, a mirage looks like a pond of water to a traveler; children run in vain to catch shadows. All these and many other similar things are […]

‘HINDU-MUSLIM’: Written by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan in Urdu as ‘Hindu Aur Musalman Mai Irtibaat’

‘HINDU-MUSLIM’: Written by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan in Urdu as ‘Hindu Aur Musalman Mai Irtibaat’

As much as the social behaviour, mutual love, and relationships between Hindus and Muslims keep developing positively, it looks pleasing. Even the Aryan races of the Hindus are not the pure residents of Hindustan; they have arrived from other countries and settled victoriously in Hindustan. Immeasurable time has elapsed since their settlement in Hindustan, which […]

Strategic significance of Indian Army Chief’s Bangladesh visit

Strategic significance of Indian Army Chief’s Bangladesh visit

Dr Arpita Hazarika The chief of army staff of India, General Manoj Pande, completed his Bangladesh visit recently (from July 18 to July 20) as part of the “outstanding” bilateral defence relations between Bangladesh and India. General Manoj Pande was on his first trip abroad since taking over the post. On the first day of […]