The Humane Story of Prophet Muhammad

The Humane Story of Prophet Muhammad

Muhammad’s life story is an extraordinary confluence of man, ideology, struggle and time. His life is extraordinary not just because of the divine message but because of the humanly possible. His life is one of those rare ones which is more dramatic in reality than in legends.

Understanding the Impact of Social Media

Understanding the Impact of Social Media

Even if one thinks one is only clicking a link or video with one’s own will; it is not entirely the truth. We are programmed to watch the stuff that the AI wants us to. That is how this system works and becomes monetized.

Enraged Vyath: Remembering 2014 Floods

Enraged Vyath: Remembering 2014 Floods

As it was, nature’s fury had fist cuffed the bourgeois in uptown Srinagar. Partisans, shikarwallahs, factory workers, cart pullers,  jobless youth – without giving two hoots for their own lives, went on about rescuing people from submerged parts of the city.

Future of IT

Future of IT

My advice to young graduates and those looking for IT as a career path is purely look to diversify. Remember it’s the early bird who gets the worm

What December 6, 1992 Meant to a Generation

What December 6, 1992 Meant to a Generation

The morning of 23rd December 1949 was to change everything that Ayodhya stood for. Haji Gaffar still had no premonition about what was to unfold. The Imam woke up early morning for Fajr prayers. After performing ablution he walked towards the mosque and unlocked its door. Inside the mosque, miraculously an idol of Ram had appeared

Ataturk and the Question of Hagia Sophia

Ataturk and the Question of Hagia Sophia

While Muslims have been looking for modern Khalid bin Waleeds, they have disowned many of their own, over the course of years, who in turn were hijacked by west from them. One of those distinguished leaders is Mustafa Kemal . And there couldn’t be an apt irony

Revisiting Kachrus at Kralyaar

Revisiting Kachrus at Kralyaar

Some sights caught through the corner of one’s eye can take us back to the delusions of our childhood days; that can transfer a over-worked adult to his paper boats in rains; that can transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own firepot and his quiet home!

Aru and Its Enchanting Cosmic Energy

Aru and Its Enchanting Cosmic Energy

Four years after my first visit, there is little that has changed about the hamlet. Nestled among the hills, it looks straight from those story books, read years ago at school

Doligam and the House of Khwaja Samad Joo

Doligam and the House of Khwaja Samad Joo

Samad Joo was a Vizier first in Ranbir Singh’s era and then Pratap Singh’s. His family held lot of weight in the Pir Panchal mountains. His father Khwaja Afzal Samad Joo was a Tehsildar and an estate owner. He owned swathes of land, right across from Doru in Islamabad to Banihal

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