Jawed Naqvi

Candidness marks Delhi talks

Islamabad raises RAW’s involvement, Samjhauta probe; New Delhi puts emphasis on Pathankot inquiry, ‘Pakistan-based Published Apr 27, 2016 06:42am

A good reason to read the Vedas

Burning an influential book in a rightward hurtling society could be like destroying the evidence to a horrific crime. Published Mar 29, 2016 01:16am

Fascism needs and woos liberals

Hindutva is hoping to spread a state-induced, thought-changing vocabulary among India’s liberal classes. Published Mar 22, 2016 01:33am

Between Mir, Ambedkar & Guruvayur

While Mir talks about Hinduism he sounds romantic. But when a communist seeks a deity’s blessings it is reason to wonder Published Mar 15, 2016 01:23am

Kanhaiya Kumar as Beckett’s Godot

Smiling benevolently at his tormentors, Kanhaiya likened the prime minister to a railway station con artist. Published Mar 08, 2016 01:45am

Slaying Raktabeej was never easy

From the Bible Belt in America to the cow belt in India, religiously driven atavism is routinely whipped up. Published Mar 01, 2016 02:42am

To foil the nationalist narrative

The day Bhutto was laid low, many JNU students didn’t eat. There was more sorrow than at the passing away of Mao Zedong. Updated Feb 23, 2016 09:18am

Jeremiah Wright’s prayer book

No law book was thrown at him, nor was he harassed or threatened with lynching as happens in India these days. Published Feb 16, 2016 01:32am

A veil to mask man’s folly

Akbar chortled that the veil though cast away by the modern woman had found its use with men — to mask their innately Published Feb 09, 2016 01:24am

Jinnah between Kerala and Dubai

As Jinnah’s sobering influence faded, as in Pakistan, for example, it also waned among his erstwhile Kerala groupies. Published Feb 02, 2016 02:13am

A normal religion from the past

As with religious revivalism elsewhere, Kerala has its share, including more Muslim girls taking to the headscarf. Published Jan 26, 2016 01:58am

Beef fry and the southern air

The blame really lies with Delhi’s obsession with private cars. It is a north Indian malaise, something to do with Published Jan 19, 2016 01:33am

A toxic brew of desalinated water

Ashraf’s past had an organic link with high society in Europe but her presence was just as socially pervasive ... Published Jan 12, 2016 02:09am