‘YEARNING FOR DEVELOPMENT IS A DISEASE’

Dr. Claude Alvares is a strikingly original critic of western science and technology, a renowned intellectual in the third world. He is based in Parra, a village near to Goa. He edits India’s largest alternative publishing house, Other India Press. Dr. Claude has been in the forefront of environmental struggles and organic educational projects for around three decades. He is author

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‘ISLAMIC FEMINISM MEANS JUSTICE TO WOMEN’

Prof Margot Badran is a senior fellow at Centre for Christian-Muslim Understanding in Georgetown University (USA). She specializes in “Islamic feminism” and has authored many essays and books interpreting Islam on feminist perspectives. “Feminists, Islam, and Nation: Gender and the Making of Modern Egypt” and “Opening the Gates: A Century of Arab Feminist Writing” (co-edited) are her important books. She

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When the night falls…

  by MUHAMMED NOUSHAD Sufi stories always fill your heart with warmth and your soul with longing.   “Could you send a kiss to your beloved by a messenger?”, a Sufi master once asked when one man approached him to ‘learn’ Sufism. Each human being’s spiritual quest is essentially unique and personal. What the Sufi master wanted to convey by

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