Prafull Goradia

Prafull Goradia

Secularise Aligarh University

Secularise Aligarh University

Friday, 09 November 2018 | Prafull Goradia

If some students wish to leave the Aligarh Muslim University, as they have threatened to, let them go. Without them, AMU would be better for serious students That students at a university should provoke the police into filing criminal complaints is shameful. Aligarh University has a long history of students with...

Barking up the wrong tree

Barking up the wrong tree

Monday, 20 August 2018 | Prafull Goradia

Asaduddin Owaisi and Nasir-ul-islam must revisit history before raking up the issue of under-representation of Muslims in the Armed Forces. They must desist from generating communal tensions last month, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi demanded to know the number of Muslims in the Armed Forces. Earlier, he had asked...

Recognising the true value of education

Recognising the true value of education

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 | Prafull Goradia

It takes a long time to build institutions of excellence and nowhere is this more true than of the education sector; short-cuts won’t work In 1925, my aunt, Saraswati Vora, stood 33rd in the Bombay Presidency matriculation. The marks scored by her were the highest amongst the comparatively few girls...

The politics of appeasement

Saturday, 21 July 2018 | Prafull Goradia

Whatever the exact sentence construction by Rahul Gandhi in his purported statement about Muslims and the Congress, the dog-whistle was not in doubt. But he was only being loyal to his party’s legacy which has always put the community first While hosting a number of Muslim intellectuals, Congress president Rahul...

Muslims, theology & democracy

Thursday, 12 July 2018 | Prafull Goradia

India has practiced toleration and at the same time run a successful democracy. This makes toleration a sine qua non of democracy What happened in the Turkish elections last month was a transfer of veto power from the Army to the President. The shift, however, is not as revolutionary as it...

Toll taken by identity politics

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 | Prafull Goradia

Owaisi’s call to Muslims to vote along religious lines may help him score brownie points but beyond that he needs to answer some tough questions In calling for Muslims to vote for Muslims, it is difficult to assess what All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi has in mind. Was it...

Separate electorates redux?

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 | Prafull Goradia

By asking Muslims to vote only for co-religionists in elections, Owaisi has renewed an old debate which has the potential to lead to a national crisis On June 25, Asaduddin Owaisi of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen declared that henceforth Muslims should only vote for Muslim candidates in elections. Separate electorates,...

The genesis of One India

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 | Prafull Goradia

Those who remained in India after the Partition believed that in the Indian Republic there was to be only one nation, the Indian Nation, and no community could remain a separate entity on the basis of religion A group of Muslim leaders representing Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Bombay, with anxiety written...

State Editions

Tough fight between BJP, Cong for Bhopal North

13 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Over 37K non-bailable warrants issued

13 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Govt employees can attend RSS meets: CM

13 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Speeding car kills three family members

13 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

1380 teams formed to keep eye on election areas: CEO

13 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Digvijay going big for Cong poll fortune

13 November 2018 | Girish Sharma | Bhopal

Sunday Edition

70 shanties gutted in Rohini blaze

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

6-day fest to celebrate Urdu heritage, culture begins in city

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Statue of Unity sees 27K visitors on Sat

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

BJP gets control of all civic bodies in J&K's Kathua

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

T grand alliance partners hold talks, CPI demands more seats

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer