Shahidul Islam is my name(b. 1977) I am an Indian journalist for urdu. Currently working as a News Editor & Web Editor of Hindustan Express. My columns known as Barjasta appear regularly on front page of Hindustan Express. MY column is syndicated to several leading newspapers of India including Qaumi Tanzeem(Patna+Ranchi)Etemaaddaily(Hyderabad),Munsif (Hyderabad),Inquilab (Mumbai)etc and other newspapers of different countries.Apart from Barjasta in Hindustan Express he regularly writes for noted weekly Nai Dunya. Biography i was born in Bihar on January 25th, 1977. I graduated with an MA in Urdu from T.M.Bhagalpur University in Bihar. My father Syed Md.Ali is a Doctor. He has relation with the Sufi-ism hero Shaikh Sultan Alaihirrahmah,who was the khalifa of Hazrat mujaddid Alifsani Rahmatullah Alaih Sarhindi from his father's side. Career I began his career in journalism in Munger(Bihar) with the Qaumi Tanzeem as a Districtt Corresspondent in 1995.During my stay in Munger he presented weekly program named Bazm-e-Urdu for Akashwani, Bhagalpur. Later I shiofted to Ranchi and worked as a the incharge of Qaumi Tanzeem (Ranchi Edition.)During My period in Ranchi I also served as the special correspondent for noted weekly Aalami Sahara. I received several awards for his contribution in journalism including a award from Khanquah-e-shahbazia,Bhagalpur in 2004. currently I am serving as the news editor in the leading daily Hindustan Express. Writing style I havb been noted to have socialist view point and always critcise governmentl opinions about Indian Muslims . Many of his articles criticise government policy, and generally reflect pro-minority, secular and feminist slants. I lashed out at many influential sections of the political spectrum. I have defended Indian Muslims against the charge of being anti-national and pro-Pakistani.