Prafull Goradia


Once a waqf, always a waqf

Its assets stand in the name of Allah.


Why isn’t a riot called a civil war?

The Great Calcutta Killing of August 1946 took a toll of 30,000 men, women and children. The fighting that followed...


Industrial Disputes Act needs to be scrapped

This Act is not Independent India’s legislation. There should be no prescribed levels, and wages and salaries should be left...

(L-R) Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel.

Patel, not Nehru, should have been Prime Minister

Several observers believe that the Mahatma’s assassination put back the Hindu political movement by around 40 years. It upset the...


IMDT: Predecessor of Citizenship Bill was Congress’ vote-bank politics at its worst

If the Opposition had pushed the issue vigorously, they could have dethroned Indira Gandhi on this.   An obnoxious predecessor...

Jawaharlal Nehru

Nehru blundered by signing Indus Water Treaty

There was no need for a negotiated written treaty. Unfortunately, it appears that Nehru’s priority was his international stature rather...


A temple cut to half because it hurt Aurangzeb’s ego

Over the centuries, tens of thousands of temples were desecrated across India, the carnage not stopping even after 15 August...


Jinnah blocked Muslim primacy in India

In achieving his ambition,  Jinnah’s partition saved the Hindu civilisation from an Islamist catastrophe. An undivided India would today have...

G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires

The world has changed, Merkel hasn’t

Angela Merkel should realise that with the fall of Berlin Wall, demise of communism and breakup of Soviet Union, a...


Europe is trapped in self-guilt

The colonial experience left a scar upon the civilised European conscience. Europe is now going out of its way to...


Europe’s growing religious conflict cannot be ignored

Europeans have begun to muse that an ageing and tired Europe is not a partisan or electoral issue; it is...


Individual freedom is central to Hindu ethos

Hinduness is dialectical, but imperial desire does not come naturally to the Hindu.   Going by his recent statements to...


Prayagraj: Congress refuses to look beyond Mughal legacy

India missed the industrial revolution until the time the British initiated modern facilities in the country.   Discarding Prayag and...


Migration into Assam has roots in Jinnah’s Pakistan plan

Jinnah’s idea of a distinctly separate holy land for Muslims comprised five provinces including Assam.   What is today the...