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 kitemaker poses with a kite with images of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) and US President Barack Obama in Ahmedabad on Saturday (AFP)
Hoping for more
    December 30, 2014

2014 was a watershed year for Indian polity when people voted for dramatic change. Will 2015 redefine Indian society?

Indian schoolchildren pray during morning assembly at their school. (AFP)
The snake pit
    December 23, 2014

The recent mass murder of innocent children in Peshawar is the result of Pakistan’s own policy of driving wedges between various sects of Islam. And there are lessons in it for India, too

Understanding clicks
    December 16, 2014

Recent events have caught policy makers napping at a time when e-commerce is being touted as the next big revolution in the Indian marketplace. Voters have accepted technology. Can governments afford to fall way behind?

Bigotry thrives
    December 9, 2014

Hate utterances by senior party members may be a strategic tool for BJP’s electoral ambitions. But, there is a need to reign them in as they threaten to overshadow Modi’s development focus

Tongue tied
Tongue tied
    December 2, 2014

The HRD Ministry’s rush to replace German with Sanskrit in central schools shows the government’s ham-handedness in dealing with the sensitive issue of languages that impacts children