Silence by Example

Jayanta Ghosal

The policy against noise in public areas is not just about mosques

A Convenient Secularism

On the toning down of loudspeakers in mosques

Testing Faith

Ramzan, Navratri and the conditions of a pandemic

Truth and Faith

The Places of Worship Act stands in the way of reclamation of religious sites of one community allegedly occupied by another. Its constitutional validity was waiting to be challenged

The Godforsaken Country

The famous Kalkaji Mandir in south Delhi, daily attracting thousands of devotees, is mired in a bitter fight over the rival claims to perform puja

Beauty As Investment

Cultural capitalism and the dividends of aesthetics

Conversion Terror

The move to turn a gurdwara into a mosque further reveals Pakistan’s suppression of minorities

A Mosque in Paris

What the history of the city’s first Muslim place of worship says about an issue that continues to cause controversy

Colour of Terror

White racists and their black deeds

Hauntings in Mosul

The dead and the missing in the ruins of this historical city merge into the larger narrative of the future of the Islamic State


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