Javed Akhtar

Total Posts : 4 posts

India

The Definitive Portrait of Alauddin Khilji

Amir Khusrau, the celebrated but bigoted jihadi Sufi, wrote an entire account of Alauddin Khilji’s life titled “Khaza in ul Futuh” (which translates as “Treasures of Victory”, a euphemism for booty of war). We have discussed how bigoted Amir Khusrau was and has yet been hoisted on Indians, specifically

01 May 20 7 min read
India

Curious cases of Islamists masquerading as Atheists in India

We are told repeatedly by many Seculars that they are atheists, and by extension “humanists”.   It is, of course, a self-awarded certificate. An Atheist around the world is described as “a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods.”  No God.  It is not that

26 Sep 19 8 min read
India

Tale of Two Losers: Javed Akhtar and Kancha Ilaiah

At the Jaipur Literary Fest, a tiff happened between Kancha Illiah and Javed Akhtar.  Here is a description of what happened: The tiff erupted after Akhtar, who was in the audience at a packed venue, interjected during the session on ‘God as a political philosopher: Dalit Perspectives on Buddhism’, saying

25 Jan 13 8 min read
Religion

Javed Akhtar – Muslim, Atheist, Rationalist, Writer, Brain and Mind Scientist – discusses Mind and Spirituality with Sadhguru

We had covered Javed Akhtar’s earlier rendezvous with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev ( Intellectual Nonsense, Javed Akhtar and the India Today conclave [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/drishtikone/intellectual-nonsense-javed-akhtar-and-india-today-conclave/] ), and how – ideologically inclined as Akhtar was, he just seemed to be arguing on things that (1) Sadhguru didn’t say and

16 Nov 12 10 min read

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