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Relook at Career Choices

| June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Now that a new academic session stares into our face, we need to reassess our priorities. Job market is changing very fast. New initiatives like ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’, ‘Smart Cities’ too are urging a relook at the way we work, live, earn, entertain, spend, consume, save and invest. Jobs and businesses are linked […]

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Friendless Saudis

| May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The bubble of Saudi vanity is about to burst. Dipping oil prices have sucked the vitality out of Saudi Arabia’s economy. The Kingdom’s budget has moved into huge deficit. The US Legislature is pushing a law to arraign the Kingdom before a court, as an accused in the 9/11 terrorist attack case. The name of […]

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Moving Towards Ecology-Conscious Lifestyles

| April 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Islam approaches the topic of ecology as a faith-based stewardship of the earth, with humans supposed to serve as the earth’s stewards. The entire universe is God’s creation. It is God Who created the plants and the animals in their pairs and gave them the means to multiply. According to Islam, the Earth and everything […]

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Diabolical Attempt to Muzzle Voices

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Earlier it used to be on communal lines. Those that practiced this kind of exclusion used to be on the fringes. Now more binaries are being imported. The latest ones are national vs. anti-national and dalits vs. the privileged castes and communities. The nation is following a dangerous trajectory. A Union Minister asks vice chancellor […]

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Bangladesh Needs Reconciliation

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Peace is something that Bangladesh deserves and urgently needs. Extremist stances are ingrained into its national psyche. Ever since dictator Gen. Hussain Mohammad Irshad was unseated, successive elections have put one of the two famous Begums on the prime ministerial seat. But such is the fractious nature of the polity that none of the two […]

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Clouds over Minority Character of the AMU

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is once again in the news for the wrong reasons. Attorney General Mr. Mukul Rohatgi through an affidavit in the Supreme Court has said that the University is not a minority institution. Coming as it does from the Attorney General, the affidavit reflects the changed stance of the Union Government. […]

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Towards the 30th Milestone

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

This issue of the Islamic Voice marks the entry of this tiny tabloid into the 30th year of its existence. The first issue of the journal had hit the stands on January 1, 1987. It is only the grace of Allah subhanahu wa taala that Islamic Voice has come thus far. We do not seek […]

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Tasks Ahead in Bihar

| December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The grand victory of the Grand Alliance of three parties in Bihar against the BJP’s well-oiled campaign proves that people could be weaned out of the mesmerizing spell of money, well-orchestrated propaganda and communal frenzy. But it requires hard work. And Laloo Yadav-Nitish Kumar-Rahul Gandhi combine were not found wanting when it came to perception […]

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No Scope for Intolerance

| November 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Intolerance is reaching new heights across the country. An innocent man was killed in Bishara village of Uttar Pradesh merely on suspicion of eating and storing beef. Three writers have paid with their lives for their rationalist writings. Black paint was poured on journalist and intellectual Sudheendra Kulkarni in Mumbai for hosting former Pakistan foreign […]

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Kicking up Chimeras

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Demography has come to be used as an effective tool for communal polarisation as could be seen by the release of the Census 2011 figures based on religious groups. The timing was to suit the Assembly elections in Bihar where the BJP is fighting a do-or-die battle to defeat the JDU-RJD-Congress’s Grand Secular Alliance. The […]

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