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Jawed Naqvi

NSA talks were doomed, but why?

If terror was the subject of the agreed meeting, the point persons, ideally, should have been the chiefs of ISI and RAW. Updated Aug 25, 2015 08:11am

Dialogue the only option, says Swaraj

Swaraj set near impossible preconditions for NSA talks which looked more designed to deter than to welcome Pakistan. Updated Aug 23, 2015 08:23am

Do they always speak as democrats?

Even in a stable democracy like the United States, the speaker managed to subvert the people’s mandate. Updated Aug 18, 2015 10:54am

Who will bell the Hindutva cat?

The state is stymieing human rights activists, mainly those that had managed to garner some finances. Published Aug 11, 2015 02:00am

A matter of faith in judiciary

In a milieu like India’s, riven with religious identities, even a well-meant inflection in a judgement can trigger Published Aug 04, 2015 06:36am

Who is afraid of Yakub Memon?

In the right-wing mayhem that passes for nationalist virtue, there has emerged hope of a resistance. Published Jul 28, 2015 06:11am

Verbal incontinence & foreign policy

One side hates the other so intensely that it wants to change the names of the songs that could be common to both. Published Jul 21, 2015 01:35am

The North Pole beckons Mr Modi

There’s a gap in what India’s notoriously prescriptive scribes want for it and the possibilities that exist on the Updated Jul 07, 2015 12:24pm

The elements so mixed in him

Praful Bidwai was a Marxist with a tremendous capacity for self-criticism, which blended with his ability to laugh Published Jun 30, 2015 01:38am

Bade Ghulam Ali Khan’s yoga mudra

Mrs Gandhi is worshipped in Bangladesh but Prime Minister Modi omitted to mention her name in Dhaka recently. Published Jun 16, 2015 02:13am

Airbrushed history of pajamas

If Modi has knowingly embraced an Indian Muslim contribution in his wardrobe he should be applauded. Published Jun 09, 2015 02:03am

Of honest fascists, corrupt democrats

If Hillary Clinton is corrupt and her opponent was to be Jeb Bush, with his biblical morality and claim to probity, who Published May 26, 2015 01:49am