01 August, 2014 / Shawwal 4, 1435

Jawed Naqvi

Looks like the work of the wife

There’s too much Saira Banu, the wife, and too little Madhubala, the love of his life in his book.

Muslims can easily quit their ghettos

Lamenting their own victimhood, India’s Muslims have rarely shown an interest in the wretched lot of other communities.

Looks like the work of a thief

NARENDRA Modi’s instant prescriptions to cure India’s chronic troubles are vacuous or easy or both. The...

This Karachi nightmare and that

GORGING on a three-egg omelet he loves but won’t get on his Delhi-Newark flight, Mukul Vaingankar casually lets me...

A sad song for world music day

There can be good or bad art, dance or music on either side of the sharp ideological divide.

Good breakfast, bad history

THE lady at the adjoining table of the club restaurant gazed steadily at Maulana Azad’s autobiography I was...

When the battle’s lost and won

IN the baking heat of Delhi, the squirrels are lying flat on their belly in flowerpots I had watered in the morning,...

Sadda Mian to Modi

BEFORE Dilip Kumar befriended him and invited him to Bombay, Sadda Mian had believed that Bhad-Bhada, the lake that...

Happy days, you bet

WITH Narendra Modi’s rise as a hugely mandated leader, India’s political pendulum, not for the first time, has...

Sharif keeps India guessing on visit

TV talks centred around a view among Delhi’s cluster of Pakistan experts that Rawalpindi would take the final call.

Modi invites Sharif to swearing-in

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: An invitation by India’s premier-elect Narendra Modi to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his...

Is BJP still a joke, Rahul?

ONE of my unforgettable brushes with helplessness was the sight of sweat-drenched rickshaw-pullers going in a...