Sharique N Siddiquie
Do smaller states ensure better development is a question that the people are asking.
I was in first standard when the concept of division was introduced to me.
The Winter Session of Parliament has again been hit by an agitating Opposition.
Witness of 2002 Gujarat communal riots, Nadeem Saiyed, was killed on November 05.
Beauty! Well it is very difficult to describe what it actually is, but one thing I am sure everybody will agree on is that it attracts everyone. And what is more beautiful on the face of this earth than a woman? Irrespective of religion, region, caste, culture and profession, a woman is the most beautiful creation of God.
Jassi and Mitthu’s is a saga of modern love that failed to blossom. It is a story of a mother, who proved crueler than a killer and the story that defied the boundaries of money and social strata.
The quest for reservation is not new in this country. In the past 60 years of independence, there have been many castes that were given reservations depending upon their social status and requirements. But, in this hurry to bring equity in society, some castes that required reservation for growth were left out. They were the Pasmanda (have nots) Muslims, or the Muslims belonging to the weakest and most backward section of society.
The mirage of reservation is still eluding the most backward caste of Muslim community, Pasmanda Muslims. Whenever the issue is raised, a new controversy crops up, and this time the difference of opinion was witnessed even among the Congress ministers of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
The Indian cricket team has written a fresh success story in Sri Lanka by winning their first ever ODI series in the island nation which has added another feather to the cap of India’s ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. But, apart from creating cricketing history, this victory also indicates the beginning of a new era ushered in by Dhoni’s young team and fading of the older stars as was evident in the Test series of the same tour.
No wonder that the captain of Indian cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni belongs to Jharkhand because the politics of the state is very similar to the sport, full of glorious uncertainties.
Beauty! Well it is very difficult to describe what it actually is, but one thing I am sure everybody will agree on is that it attracts everyone. And what is more beautiful on the face of this earth than a woman?
We have heard a lot about police apathy in investigations leading to acquittal of culprits. But in this saga of love, which resulted in a murder that shocked everyone, glaring loopholes in the police probe have been exposed.
Kapil Sibal`s idea of restructuring India`s education system has received a mixed response.
With a month-long Bihar polls underway, the politics in the state has again heated up.
Famous for its Olympic medallist boxers, Haryana is one of the most prosperous states of India. Many of its districts have witnessed huge development.
On the first anniversary of UPA II, it is time we examine its secular credentials.
Babri Masjid demolition dealt a severe blow to pluralism and secularism of India.
A new year, pleasant weather, new leaves on the trees and a new passion in hearts; love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is here again.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is known for his wisdom and witty remarks so no one was surprised when he declared on Friday that he cannot say that Buddhism is the best religion.
The communal divide in a secular country like India has always been an irony.
When bombs are exploding in the country thanks to the so called “Jihadis”, I too would like to term myself a ‘Jihadi’.
Youth is the backbone of any country. All major revolutions of the world have been brought about by youth only with its untamed aggression and determination to bring change.
26th November, 2008 will remain etched forever in our memories. It was the day when India saw the beginning of the biggest terror strike that the country ever faced. The attack lasted for three days.
Gujarat`s Tourism Secretary Vipul Mittra spoke to Sharique N Siddiquie of Zeenews.com about Lord Buddha and his association with the state.