PERSPECTIVES

Thirty-two Years to Rama: As the New Temple Rises in Ayodhya, Remember History Can Be Paved Over But Can Never Be Erased

A friend texted me from India, “It’s like Diwali here. People are lighting lamps and…

A Republic in Ruins: How Some Indian American Hindus Use Hindutva to Attack Constitutional Values in America

Celebrating India’s Republic Day in America is a surreal experience. Some of us — Muslim,…

A Sliver of Hope: Boycotting Ram Temple Inauguration Congress Party Abandons Soft Hindutva

While the Indian prime minister hops from one temple to another, and much of the…

Heralding ‘Ram Rashtra’: My Eye Witness Account of Ram Lalla’s Pran Pratishtha in Ayodhya

I am writing this from Karnavati (Ahmedabad) after attending the Pran Pratistha ceremony of Bhagwan…

The Building of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya Symbolizes the Recuperation of a Damaged Civilization

The building of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya symbolizes the recuperation of a damaged civilization.…

Inaugurating Ram Temple in Ayodhya Modi Takes the Biggest Leap Toward Building a Hindu Supremacist Totalitarian State

Much has been said and written about the destruction of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya,…

From Ayodhya to the World: A Story of Rekindled Hope and Reconciliation That Paves the Path to Shared Heritage

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” — Leo Tolstoy Throughout history, invaders seeking…

Ava DuVernay’s ‘Origin’ Traces a Journalist’s Journey to Discovering Caste at the Root of Our Discontents

It has become a family tradition for me to mark every Martin Luther King Day…

‘12th Fail’: Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Offering is a Mantra, a Pledge and a Call to Action on Makar Sankranti

A thought-provoking biopic by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, “12th Fail” unfolds the scholastic life of children…

Ram Mandir Inauguration in Ayodhya: An Emotional and Festive Moment for Billions of Hindus Across the Globe

In the year 1528 A.D. Mughal Emperor Zahir-Uddin Babur ordered the demolition of a temple…

‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan’ Unfolds Like Series of Instagram Posts That Reveal Layers of Gen Z Lives

This year, as in all the past years, I did not make any New Year…

Why Pakistan Must Rely On India: The Many Implications of Book Trade Ban Between the Two South Asian Countries

Having worked at an esteemed local publishing house in Pakistan, leading the publishing department, it…