Aurangzeb :: The worst thing to happen to the “Idea of India”

Acceptance of the havoc created by Aurangzeb, and in general by other followers of orthodox Islam, is key to having a progressive dialogue to make movement forward towards religious harmony in India. This article refers to research conducted by Francois Gautier, by studying Mughal references archived in Bikaner Museum. The author then tries to link this with a case to muslims softening their stand on Babri Masjid, suggesting voluntary relocation of some key flash points such as the Babri Masjid, as a radical step by the community to win over the confidence of the hindus, who have over the decades and centuries been in complete acceptance of Islam and demonstrated this by adoption of the mystical Sufi traditions and saints as their own.

Extending Article 370 beyond Kashmir; Could this be a solution?

n 2004 my friend and mentor, Prasanna Lal Das, wrote an article called "Article 370 - a case to extend it beyond Kashmir", and ofcourse as most Indians do, I was out of my wits on reading the title. To me Article 370 was clearly another case of appeasement of "kashmiri muslims". I never read … Continue reading Extending Article 370 beyond Kashmir; Could this be a solution?

Mohan Kedkar: Mumbaikars express gratitude for selfless service

Help for Bandra braveheart’s kin TIMES NEWS NETWORK Mumbai: “He was always a quiet boy. He was always the first one to rush and help people,’’ said 55-year-old Pandurang Redkar about his 20-year-old son Mohan who died while saving a couple from drowning at Bandra bandstand four months ago. He seemed oblivious of the praises … Continue reading Mohan Kedkar: Mumbaikars express gratitude for selfless service