Imran -Qureshi
    Imran  Qureshi

    Muscat Daily Columnist

    Imran Qureshi is a seasoned print and television journalist, based in Bengaluru. He writes on political and other issues and follows trends in society

A systemic fault
    March 25, 2015

The death of an honest civil servant reignites the debate of the conflict between the political system and the bureaucracy, which needs to be addressed in the interest of a transparent and more efficient administration

The inscrutable man
    March 17, 2015

As the trial court issues summons to former PM Manmohan Singh, questions arise as to what compelled the economist-turned politician to allow his spotless reputation to be tarnished

A blocked message is displayed on YouTube in the place of a BBC documentary on the victim of a December 2012 gang-rape, in Bangalore (AFP)
Opportunity lost
    March 10, 2015

By banning a documentary on the Delhi gang-rape of December 2012, the government has lost an opportunity to raise public consciousness against misogyny

Indian Prime Minister Narinder Modi, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufty Mohammed Sayeed and deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh (AFP)
A strange marriage
    March 3, 2015

The alliance between the ultra right BJP and the pro-separatist PDP in Kashmir, could well convert the border state into a showpiece for development and pitch it against the pitiable conditions of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. But for this, there must be a strict implementation of the Common Minimum Programme

Growing Intolerance
    February 17, 2015

US police action against a non-English speaking Indian visitor has, yet again, exposed the vulnerability of a society that claims to be fair. As do the moral police in India whose reactions are more offensive than the action they protest. So, who’s offending whom?