Justice Markandey Katju: How to make India free

Justice Markandey Katju writes: Now that the name of Mughal Gardens In Rashtrapati Bhawan has been changed to Amrit Udyan, chapters on Mughal history have been ordered to be removed from the history syllabus by NCERT, the name of my hometown Allahabad changed to Prayagraj, Faizabad changed to Ayodhya, Mughalsarai Junction changed to Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction, Aurangabad changed to Sambhajinagar etc, and Babri Masjid demolished to give way to construction of a ‘bhavya’ Ram Mandir, I suggest the following steps be also taken to make India really free from all traces of of our detested oppressors, invaders and enslavers…

Justice Markandey Katju: Did Pakistan’s loss to England call for an Indian celebration? No!

Justice Markandey Katju says: Many Indians celebrated Pakistan’s defeat by England in the T20 World Cup cricket final on November 13, 2022, as if India had won the Cup. These fools did not understand that India and Pakistan (and Bangladesh) are, in fact, one country, only temporarily divided by the British (the way they divided Ireland, Cyprus, Palestine, etc) by that historical swindle called Partition in 1947, on the basis of the bogus two-nation theory.

Is India a nation?

Speaking at Cambridge University in 1880, a high official of the British Raj named Sir John Strachey said  “This is the first and foremost thing to learn about India, that there is not, and never was an India, or even any country of India possessing, according to European ideas, any sort of unity – physical, political, social and religious–no Indian nation, no ‘people of India’, of which we hear so much.” 

Iftekhar: A talented artist and chess player who became Hindi cinema’s stock policeman

By Vikas Datta- Whenever Hindi filmmakers needed a canny yet commanding police officer who could devise strategies to outsmart criminals, tackle emotional subordinates, or just serve as a reasonable authority figure, there was one man they could rely on. Sayedna ‘Iftekhar’ Ahmed Sharif, famously called Iftekhar, with his chiseled features (including prominent cheekbones), air of authority, […]

The greatest revolutionary poem

By Justice Markandey Katju- (Justice Markandey Katju is a former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and former Chairman, Press Council of India. The views expressed are his own) This ghazal, by the Urdu poet Majrooh Sulanpuri is perhaps the greatest revolutionary poem ever written anywhere in the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlmC0cIl1R8 jala ke mashaal-e-jaan hum junoon-sifaat chale […]

White House releases strategy to uplift Asians, including Indians and other communities

The White House has released its first-ever national strategy to advance equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities. Senior Biden-Harris administration officials outlined the details of an action plan made by 32 federal agencies to promote safety and equity for Asian Americans, including Indians, and NHPIs at a virtual event on Tuesday, the White House said.

Justice Katju: ‘Hindi is already the link language of India’

Justice Katju: A controversy has arisen in India over the decision of the Madhya Pradesh government of teaching in Hindi in medical colleges in the state. In this article, I will not go into the correctness or otherwise of this decision, but will instead discuss the general issue relating to Hindi, particularly in the light of the strong opposition to it in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Needham’s Grand Question

Dr. Joseph Needham (1900-1995) was a brilliant British bio-chemist who had obtained a doctorate from Cambridge University in 1925, specializing in embryology and morphogenesis. Later, Dr. Needham developed an interest in China, and after visiting China several times wrote his mammoth book ‘Science and Civilization in China’ in 24 volumes ( see Simon Winchester’s ‘The Man Who loved China’).

Cinequest to honor Nandita Das

Ritu Jha –      Nandita Das, film personality and activist, has been picked for Cinequest’s highest honor, the Maverick Spirit Award, for her personal and artistic achievements. The Indian actor, director, screenwriter and an activist is to be conferred the honor March 5 at the 29th Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival, held March 5-17, […]