Europe faces a huge challenge in dealing with its Muslim citizens

Mannequins dressed in brightly coloured headscarves at a shop in Cite, France   I talked to Akbar S. Ahmed¬† about the perception of Islam…

Muslims feel like Jews of Europe – UK Minister

What an alamring statement coming from a Minister in the UK. Britain’s first Muslim minister has attacked the growing culture of hostility against Muslims…

Kosova is finally independent

The ultimate frustration of not being able to vote, sitting miles away from home, was somewhat compensated by the moving images of the Kosovo’s…

The Dalits of Europe

The Gypsies – one of Europe’s most segregated and neglected ethnic groups – are the sole residents of these makeshift enclaves, perched alongside fancy…

No place like home: inventive [homesick] Pakistanis

The popularity of Internet as a medium and the personal space it provides to the diaspora is evident from the growing number of Urdu…

Hijab and the truth behind it

Hindustan Times published this piece by Sadia Dehlvi yesterday. Two weeks ago, an Afghan woman carrying a baby in her arms and wearing a…

Gaarder’s World – hazards of speaking out!

Jostein Gaarder, the renowned author of the Sophie’s World has spoken and rather boldly on the current crisis in Lebanaon particulalry on the underpinnings…