India

A ‘Softer’ Islam, for a moderate Modi

Despite being underrated and under editorialised by the Indian media, there is nothing that anyone can really take away from the importance of the event organised by the Indian Islamic and Cultural Centre (IICC) to provide a forum for the visiting King of Jordan, His Majesty, King Abdullah II, to expound his views on the moderate nature of Islam and the imperative to fight radical Islam.

"No one wants to watch depressing, real things."- Saeed Akhtar Mirza

Saeed Akhtar Mirza is a film director and screenwriter known as a Leftist-Sufi. Mirza was an important part of India’s parallel cinema movement in the 1980s and made iconic films like Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai, Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! and Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro. He also directed Nukkad, a TV show set in Mumbai during the ’80s, which is regarded as one of the greatest political satires on Indian television.