Do Bigha Zameen is the best Indian movie ever portraying social reality at the very core

By Harsh Thakor To me ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ is the best movie ever made in India and the most relevant even today. In a most artistic manner it reveals the oppression of feudalism or capitalism, brilliantly weaving a set of characters into a plot. The film contains no  element of melodrama or fantasy but still […]

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How Fascism Works

By T Navin Jason Stanley in the book titled ‘How fascism works: The politics of us and them’ describes fascist politics as characterized by ten aspects. The different headings under which it is discussed include: The mythic past, propaganda, anti-intellectual, unreality, hierarchy, victimhood, law and order, sexual anxiety, sodom and gomorrah and arbeit macht frei. The […]

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Country’s Medical System Needs A Revamp

By Asad Mirza During the continuing Covid pandemic, one fraternity, which has been eulogized for its dedication and services in India, is the medical fraternity. To date as per the Indian Medical Association (IMA), 1017 doctors have died during the current pandemic since last year. The actual numbers may be higher as the doctors’ association […]

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‘Sholay’ was a landmark film but not a classic with a social theme

By Harsh Thakor  ‘Sholay’ was a landmark film, directorial masterpiece, and greatly entertaining movie but not a classic with a social theme. Undoubtedly, Sholay was the most impactful film ever made in the history of Bollywood.No film ever influenced or penetrated the Indian psyche as much as ‘Sholay’.Few scenes of films ever flash memories, with […]

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Ravish Kumar: Desi journalism with a human touch

By Snobar Khan, Muslim Mirror In the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Ravish Kumar has emerged as a ‘messiah’ for many looking for medical help, earning superlatives of all sorts for standing by the desperate Indians Noted journalist Ravish Kumar, who is unquestionably the most powerful voice in TV news media, is earning a plethora of superlatives […]

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Anti CAA protests : Breaking the stereotypes of Muslim women

By Adeeba Hussain The resilience and fortitude are the most appropriate words for today’s Muslim women. Muslim women have been victim both within the community as well as outside it. Personal law have always been used by the conservative and patriarchal religious leaders to oppress the women. Practices like purdah, polygamy, instant triple talaq etc. […]

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