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The curious case of Muslim Kerala’s Communist Apostles

Why don’t the apostles have the confidence to accept the membership of the Communist tribe? After all, were they not the devout preachers who carved a niche in Malabar for ‘Shaykh Marx’ and ‘Hazrat Lenin’? … Analysis of Muslim politics in 2016 Kerala elections.

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Silence of the Kashgar Daughters (Txt ver)

What would it be like to set foot on that timeless soil where Past and Present played hide and seek from the other? My head lectured on the impossibilities even as my heart whispered about the possibilities. And I knew Truth would finally triumph even if Falsehood would stage its deceptive dance to snare my dream. Heart got its due, but after patiently knocking for more than ten years at Destiny’s doors.

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Of Bukhara’s Brides & Babar’s Belligerence : A Travel Tale to Timur’s Towns

When I boarded the flight back to Delhi, the land that used to be playground for the power games of the Timurian descendants, I felt an extraordinary connection between the two nations. Uzbekistan was no longer alien nor foreign to me. With the Two Bs, Baber and Bukhari, I had to acknowledge the Uzbek contribution to my own country and creed… Jaihoon’s tryst at Uzbekistan

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Death – The Nemesis of Human Mortality: No more grand prayer from my Grandmother

Nothing does more damage to our creative ambitions than the loss of our dearest well-wishers. And the wound is even deeper when the loss is inflicted upon by Death, the nemesis of human mortality.

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A True Blueprint for the Patient Realization of Time

A critical essay on the four factors which would help one realize the full meaning of Time.

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Freedom is the oxygen of the Intellectual

This article is in response to a Twitter discussion, on public intellectuals in the gulf, triggered by the writer’s comment, I thought “public intellectuals” in the Gulf was an oxymoron!

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Expats in UAE: Moving Beyond Monetary Interaction to Social Integration

That expatriates have transplanted a major portion of their lifespan to explore and enjoy better economics in this country is understandable. It is also true that this country has offered expats what their country of origin has not.

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Taking stock BEFORE Ramadan

If we could take this Ramadan as a time for self-assessment. Could we also try to find out how much have the Muslims positively contributed to the development of the world and to the total fund of knowledge and human experiences during this whole year?

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Ramadan to Ramadan: Three Rs to Reflect

It is habitual for us to ‘regret about the past, complain about the present and worry about the future’. We spend more time thinking about them, than trying to solve them.

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Gujarat’s Guts, Malabar’s Malady (On the growing alcoholism in Muslim Kerala)

The Hindu majority state had the guts which the Muslim Malabar, with all its organized Muslim political and religious power had failed to achieve. If Gandhi Factor is the honorary reason for the largely successful ban n Gujarat, Malabar too is not lacking in spiritual cum political luminaries

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