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Past articles by Yanis:

Rethinking The Debate On AMU’s Minority Status – OpEd

In the ideological narrative propagated by Indian ashraf elites (upper caste Muslims like Syeds, Shaikhs, Pathans etc.), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is conceived as one of the last standing str… → Read More

Digital Femininity And Indian Patriarchy| Countercurrents

In India, the hegemonic discourse on girls’ engagement with social media has been fixed on the way they are using digital tools to express their sexuality and → Read More

Discussing The Gendered Nationalism Of ‘Pathaan’ – OpEd

In the movie Pathaan, Shahrukh Khan, playing the titular protagonist, is an Indian spy whose life began as an orphaned child after his parents left him at a cinema hall. Since he was brought up by … → Read More

A Feminist Defense Of Urfi Javed| Countercurrents

Indian actress and social media influencer Urfi Javed has said that she is facing difficulties in finding a home on rent in Mumbai for being “single,” → Read More

The Weakness Of Indian Secularism – OpEd

In a video that has gone viral on social media, a Muslim woman named Haseena Bano, a BA first year student of MBR College in Balotra in Barmer district of Rajasthan, is heard narrating how on Novem… → Read More

How India’s “Exam Warriors” Have Promoted Majoritarianism| Countercurrents

The Manipal Institute of Technology in Karnataka has suspended an assistant professor after a video showing a Muslim student powerfully criticizing him for → Read More

Allama Iqbal: Religion And Revolution| Countercurrents

November 9, 2022, was the 145th birth anniversary of Allama Muhammad Iqbal – a globally renowned South Asian Muslim poet, and philosopher. The contemporary → Read More

Being A Non-Conformist In The Era Of Neo-Liberal Education – OpEd

The personal transformation entailed by the adoption of a Communist outlook is a disruptive one. When you make a commitment to the revolutionary overthrow of the entire social order, you always liv… → Read More

The Patriarchal Regulation Of Female Sexuality In India| Countercurrents

Since the beginning of 2022, more than 650 serious crimes have been reported against women in India. This statistic encapsulates various egregious crimes that include rape, assault on women, kidnapping and abduction, brutality by husbands, and domestic abuse, among others. Instead of focusing on the social foundations of this growing gender oppression, the Indian state has largely maintained a… → Read More

The Violent Politics Of Neo-Fascism – OpEd

Our age of neo-fascism is characterized by the re-molding of the politico-governmental matrix of hegemonic control. Right-wing demagogues are enacting extraordinary amounts of violence against coun… → Read More

Remembering Marilyn Monroe’s Radical Politics – OpEd

June 1, 2022, was Marilyn Monroe’s 96th birth anniversary. Though our neoliberal age of hyper-commodification has only entrenched her image as a sex symbol, the political dimensions of Monroe’s lif… → Read More

The Colombian Left’s Fight Against Neoliberal Hegemony| Countercurrents

In Colombia, the Historic Pact presidential ticket is favored to win the May 29, 2022, national elections, with between 37.9% to 48% of votes, according to → Read More

Ethics Of Existential Militancy – OpEd

The present-day conjuncture of neoliberalism is characterized by the mass psychology of individualism. No matter what happens to the large swathes of humanity that are being tortured by the dehuman… → Read More

Revolutionary Love Against Fascism – OpEd

A fundamental feature of the contemporary Indian socio-political landscape is the presence of a masculine campaign to exercise control over women’s sexualities, lest they threaten patriarchy and caste endogamy by exercising choice in their relationships and marriages. This sexual politics has manifested itself in the cultivation of an aggressive Hindu… → Read More

Revisiting Lenin’s Views On Religion On His 152nd Birth Anniversary| Countercurrents

Fascist groupings and their associated policies of religio-fanaticism are in the ascendant throughout the world. While some are emerging from the political → Read More

The Absurdity Of School Haircut Rules| Countercurrents

The school in which I study has been harshly trumpeting the need to unthinkingly follow strict rules regarding hair. While boys have been ordered to keep → Read More

The Political Dialectic Of Muslim Identity In India – OpEd

With the rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India, the Muslim population has been subjected to disinformation, hate speech, media manipulation, repression and attacks by vigilante groups. … → Read More

Russia’s Role In The Ukraine Conflict| Countercurrents

On March 21, 2022, Gilbert Achcar – a Professor at SOAS University of London – published a note on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, openly wishing for a North → Read More

The Absolute Irrationality Of Exams| Countercurrents

The results of Term 1 exam of class X have been declared. As a student myself, I can intensely feel how the educational atmosphere is laden with the brute → Read More

Finding A Solution To The Conflict In Ukraine| Countercurrents

In a global atmosphere dominated by war hysteria, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s call for peace in Ukraine has been sidelined. On March 7, 2022, he → Read More