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Cyber Space and Misanthropy: The Case of Kerala?

Cyber Space and Misanthropy: The Case of Kerala?

Two years back, Former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh kicked up a row with his statement that ‘now’ India needed toilets rather than temples. Though this statement, which reflected the socio-political reality of the country, was not meant to incite communalism, the Sangh Parivar assailed him, terming the statement as anti-Hindu. Activists belonging to VHP and […]

September 7, 2015 Mujeeb Rahman Kinaloor
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Islamic Philosophy: The Legacy of New media Art

Islamic Philosophy: The Legacy of New media Art

  Should criticism of art be the exploration of the philosophy of art? If by art we mean making sense of infinite folds in nature through their temporal or at least transient representations and if art, thereby, transcends the limited possibility of its being kitsch, art criticism is by and large the criticism of the […]

September 1, 2015 Shameer. KS
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Islamic Philosophy: The Legacy of New media Art

Islamic Philosophy: The Legacy of New media Art

Should criticism of art be the exploration of the philosophy of art? If by art we mean making sense of infinite folds in nature through their temporal or at least transient representations and if art, thereby, transcends the limited possibility of its being kitsch, art criticism is by and large the criticism of the philosophy […]

September 1, 2015 Shameer.KS
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Death of a Provocation

Death of a Provocation

An easy way to mourn the demise of a controversial author is to write a review of her not so controversial book, if her oeuvre is extensive and large and if she is not someone like Taslima Nasrin, a factory of tilts. I am not saying that an author’s controversial work should be left unscathed, […]

August 26, 2015 Simi Alwa
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A Black Friday in Bombay: Film Review

A Black Friday in Bombay: Film Review

A critical appraisal of Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday (2007) in the aftermath of Yaqoob Memon’s execution for his alleged involvement in the Bombay blasts, which the film purports to narrate. An adaptation of the book by author/journalist S. Hussain Zaidi, Black Friday, released in 2007 took three years to see the light of day. It […]

August 19, 2015 Ali Ahsan
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The Bloody Cost of Placating Collective Conscience

The Bloody Cost of Placating Collective Conscience

Yaqoob Memon, days after uncertainty over whether he would (should) be executed or not, was hanged in Nagpur Prison in today morning. For a few days, a petition signed by activists, lawyers, politicians, writers, filmmakers etc. requiring the President to show mercy for Memon, has clogged the limelight. A curative petition filed by Memon, which […]

July 30, 2015 Shameer KS
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Book Review of Living Islam. Muslim Religious Experience in Pakistan’s North-West Frontier

Book Review of Living Islam. Muslim Religious Experience in Pakistan’s North-West Frontier

Author: Magnus Marsden United Kingdom Cambridge University Press, New York, United States of America Date Published 2005 First Edition What does it mean to be a Muslim in Pakistan? The question is of much significance given that Islam is the founding basis of the nation. And yet, it is surprisingly under-studied,as it is not an […]

July 30, 2015 Ali Ahsan
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Adieu to an Ignited Mind

Adieu to an Ignited Mind

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was a versatile personality. He was the 11th President of India; an outstanding space scientist- having had an illustrious career at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) giving his signature to both India’s civilian space and military missile development programs; an orator and a […]

July 28, 2015 Interactive Edit
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The Idea of Islam Today: Towards Non-Orientalist Genealogies

The Idea of Islam Today: Towards Non-Orientalist Genealogies

This is a transcribed speech of Talal Asad delivered at the American University of Beirut as part of an international symposium in honor of Talal Asad held by Arts and humanities initiative at the University. Tonight I will take up the concept of tradition and explore it in a more straightforward and elaborated manner. I […]

July 22, 2015
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An iftar at Delhi Juma Masjid

An iftar at Delhi Juma Masjid

This Ramadan is drawing to a close. Interactive Assistant editor Navas Machingal captures some rare moments of the month in the capital city of India, while he was wandering there with nothing but a camera and notepad. interactive editorhttp://islaminteractive.info

July 13, 2015 Navas Machingal
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