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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

How Akhila became Hadiya – and why her case has reached the Supreme Court?

A young woman adopted Islam, defying her Hindu family. The case has roiled Kerala.

It is called Devi Krupa – the blessings of the goddess. But inside the modest single-storeyed house in TV Puram village in Kerala’s Kottayam district, a young woman has been confined against her wishes, on the orders of Kerala High Court. Outside the house, six policemen stand guard round-the-clock.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Diplomacy in the Age of Social Media

Public diplomacy is a buzz word that has been around for decades, but today it is well ensconced with a significant other – social media.

Diplomacy is a fine art, heir to centuries of epochal deal making, system building, peacemaking and conflict avoidance and resolution – it is, in many ways, a profession for the ages. In the minds of men and women at large, however, it is also seen as a profession conducted in rarefied environs, in dizzying ivory-towered heights, away from the hurly-burly of earthling life. In India, I have often faced the perennial question,

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Journey of the Hijab – From the Afghan Burqa to Fashion Magazines

How did this versatile piece of fabric get so controversial?

July 12 is National Hijab Day in Iran, a celebration that has been met by defiant protests by women driving headscarfless in their cars.

At the same time, the American glossy Allure has featured, for the first time, a hijab-wearing model on its cover. The Somali stunner Hamali Aden demonstrates just how beautiful and fashion-forward Islamic style can be.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

First Gay Muslim Wedding Takes Place In UK And The Grooms Couldn't Look Happier

Unbeleivable but true, two men have become the first in the UK to have a gay Muslim wedding, it has been reported.

Jahed Choudhury, 24, and Sean Rogan, 19, tied the knot in Walsall on 22 June wearing traditional Islamic dress.

The pair hope other gay Muslims see their wedding and find the strength and courage to come out to their families and friends.

Growing up, Choudhury felt like an outsider in his own family. He liked fashion more than football and, as a result, was bullied throughout his school years.

“People would spit on me, empty the rubbish bins on me, call me pig and the Muslim people would shout ‘harum’ - which is a very nasty insult in my language,” he recalled.

As he grew older, he was assaulted in the street, became the victim of hate crime and his local mosque barred him from attending. He was also told that his sexuality was “just a phase”.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Why Are We Still Calling Sexual Harassment 'Eve-Teasing' In India?

The first 'beti bachao' advice that most of us were given is to not pay attention to 'teasing'. It was deeply confusing as a teenager. Just how is 'teasing' -- a word used to describe how I pull my brother's leg over his math score, or how my best friend jokes about boys I'd want to date -- a legitimate way to describe men on the road hurling sexually abusive invectives at me?

Five Steps For Making Blogging As Full Time Career

If you want to become an entrepreneur but do not have enough resources for starting your company, you could start with blogging. Blogging is not just about writing; it is a complete business that involves in-depth understanding of a topic (domain), digital marketing, and sales.

With blogging, you learn the art of content marketing. There are some companies that became successful based on content marketing only. Similarly, you can build your future business based on your content marketing skills; I know people who have taken up blogging as a full-time career.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Islamic Style: How The Hijab Has Grown Into Fashion Industry?

Muslim spending on fashion is expected to touch $488 billion by 2019.

Nike, the well-known US sportswear company, recently introduced a sports hijab. The reaction to this was mixed: there are those who are applauding Nike for its inclusiveness of Muslim women who want to cover their hair, and there are those who accuse it of abetting women’s subjugation.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Contribute Your Best Work For The Blogger’s Community

Want to contribute an article to one of the biggest blogging communities in the world?

INNLIVE is an award-winning blog with over 250+ bloggers who have contributed one or more guest posts. But before you submit a guest post on INNLIVE, read these guidelines to ensure that your post gets approved.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Eye Opener: The Unfortunate Enduring Saga Of Organ Sales In India 


A surgeon navigates the complex social and ethical arena in which illegal organ donations thrive.

Back in 2004, in an editorial for theIndian Journal of Medical Ethics on a kidney transplant racket, I began by saying, "In our scandal-prone Indian public life, one scandal distinguishes itself by the amazing regularity with which it hits the headlines every few years.

Monday, August 01, 2016

How This Entrepreneur Built A $50 Million Company On Upscale Water Bottles?


Sarah Kauss couldn't find a water bottle as fashionable as her handbag, so she set out to make one.

It should surprise no one that Sarah Kauss, the founder of S'well water bottles, is a former accountant and also a former Girl Scout. Looking more the latter in a denim shirtwaist dress, it's clear that New York-based S'well did not jump to $47 million in revenues last year, from just $2.5 million in 2013, by chance.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Great Casuality: Almost 1,000 Startups Died In India In The Last 2-Years


Here’s the bitter truth about entrepreneurship in India: Over 40% of startups set up in the last two years have already shut shop.

Since June 2014, some 2,281 Indian startups had begun operations across a range of sectors, including e-commerce, health technology, robotics, logistics, business intelligence and analytics, food technology, and online recruitment. But, according to data analysed by Delhi-based research firm Xeler8, 997 of these have already failed.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

'Burqa Revolution' In Kerala: An Early Sign Of Islam Radicalisation


Till some 20 years ago, the burqa was not a Muslim woman's default costume in Kerala. Muslim women worekachathuni (a mundu or dhoti), pennu kuppayam (a full-sleeved loose blouse) and thattom (long scarf). This outfit differed only slightly from what the Christian and Hindu women wore. Or like the others, some Muslim women wore sari and blouse or modern attires, Indian or western.

Now, Dr. Zakir Naik Is Leaving For Africa From Saudi Arabia, Why He Is Not Facing India, Is He Really Feeling 'Guilty'?


Controversial Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik, who had cancelled his return to India on Monday and said he will do a Skype press meet from Saudi Arabia, has changed the plan again.

Naik will leave for a tour of African countries in the next few weeks. This, when a host of investigative agencies in India, including the National Investigative Agency (NIA), is probing Naik's speeches based on allegations that the preacher influenced Islamic terrorists in India and abroad through his talks.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Narendra Modi Is Serious About Ending India’s Endless Cycle Of Elections


India’s most prolific political campaigner is turning out to be the biggest proponent of ending the country’s unending cycle of elections.

Amid his interview blitzkrieg on July 05, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi once again backed the idea of synchronising the country’s state and national election cycles.

In an interview to the Economic Times newspaper, Modi argued that simultaneous elections would better reflect the popular mandate, apart from causing less disruption to the business of governance.

Friday, June 24, 2016

By Trying To Silence Campus Activism, Education Policy Report Is Ignoring Voices Of India's Students


The world over, student movements have been instrumental in bringing about social change.

Like the Birla-Ambani report, 2000, from Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s days, like thereport of a World Bank task force on Higher Education in Developing Countries (of which Manmohan Singh was a member) and like the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations of 2006, the TSR Subramanian panel’s report on the new education policy takes up several pages to recommend the restriction of campus activism.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu Is Against The Dynasty Rule, Why He Is Grooming His Son Lokesh?


Stanford-educated Nara Lokesh, who is already deeply involved in party and government affairs, is expected to lead the Telugu Desam Party in 2019.

In 1985, the Telugu Desam Party was in the midst of an angry internal churn. N Chandrababu Naidu, the party’s general secretary, fought tooth and nail against his father-in-law and party founder NT Rama Rao’s proposal to name his son, Nandamuri Balakrishna, an actor, as his political heir.

This Ad Breaks, The Notion Of How ‘Male’ And ‘Female’ Are Supposed To Look


Is the new Jabong ad the revolutionary concept we need for gender equality?

In a world where young girls are starving themselves to fit into the “ideal” body type, and boys are committing suicide for being called “faggot” because they don’t match up to the ‘rules’ of masculinity, the latest advertisement by, an online fashion brand, was maybe just what we required to break the binary construct of gender to achieve equality.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Huge Problem With Genetically Modified Cotton That’s Ruining India’s Agriculture


In the last 20 years, nearly 300,000 farmers have ended their lives by ingesting pesticides or by hanging themselves. Although successive governments have tried to help farmers by implementation of various schemes, there is no change on the ground. What is the reason behind such an alarming rise in number of suicides?

India has now shifted from natural cotton seeds to BT Cotton. The firm Monsanto has claimed that crop yields will improve and the dependence on chemicals and high irrigation will decrease. It has now been found that the claims were not true and farmers have to resort to buying more pesticides to spray in the fields. Ironically, the chemicals used like pesticides and insecticides, are provided by the sister companies of Monsanto.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Feature: The Strong Women Who Define The 'World's Best'


The above quote summarizes the essence of a modern day woman. Kristen Dalton Wolfe writes in Inspiration about the qualities of a modern day lady. A modern day woman is gracious, steadfast, a leader, promotes moral excellence, is honest, is self-aware and she thinks before she speaks.

A modern day woman is the best version of herself, draws boundaries, is temperate, hospitable, uses her words wisely and represents herself with class and dignity on social media.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Weekend Special: What 'Being Left-Handed' Makes Your 'Personality' More Impressive Or Shabby?


There’s no denying it. Left-handers are the odd ones out. Sure, lefties make up about 10 percent of the population -- but, frankly, it seems like society has forgotten about them. Just consider all of the right-handed gadgets, awkwardly designed desks, and cooking tools that fit comfortably only in your right hand.

What causes someone to become a southpaw? Scientists aren’t exactly sure, but research points to a complex collaboration between genes and environment.