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SM Fasiullah

A writer by choice, learner by nature, and social servant by passion. "Woods are lovely, dark and deep; But I have promises to keep; Miles to go before I sleep; Miles to go before I sleep" - Robert Frost

India won’t become Hindu Rashtra in my lifetime: Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha signing his book 'Democrats and Dissenters' in Hyderabad

India is not going to become a Hindu Rashtra in my lifetime, said noted historian Ramachandra Guha during a discussion organized by Manthan in Hyderabad yesterday. Speculations are rife following the BJP led government came to power at the Center that the country would become a Hindu Rashtra. An attendee asked the Delhi-based historian about the chances of India becoming …

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In Conversation with Saeed Naqvi

Saeed Naqvi talks about his new book, 'being other', Hindu-Muslim culture, and Asaduddin Owaisi in Hyderabad

Veteran journalist, columnist and author of “Being the Other: The Muslim in India” Saeed Naqvi talks about ‘Being other’, Muslims as a cultural entity, Asaduddin Owaisi, and Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb in a conversation with Fasiullah SM in Hyderabad. Below is a brief transcript of the conversation. Being Other The feeling is a retrospective effect. I felt that all of us were …

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Rise above community politics to become a leader like ‘Azad’: Interview with Zafar Sareshwala

Zafar Sareshwala, Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University

Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Zafar Sareshwala talks about Muslim leadership, campus politics, New Education Policy, and initiatives to ameliorate brand-image of MANUU in a telephonic interview with Fasiullah SM. Below are the excerpts. 1. Independent India got its first Education Minister in Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Why more such persons did not rise to prominence thereafter? …

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CID nabs two persons in TS EAMCET II paper leak case

JNTU Hyderabad

Telangana State’s Crime Investigation Department (CID) nabbed two persons today for their alleged involvement in EAMCET II (Medical) question paper leak case. The CID said the two brokers, namely Mayank and Garimella Veerender Rao, helped a total of 10 students through leaked papers. “Efforts are going on to apprehend the other brokers and accused persons of the question paper leakage,” …

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