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Jawed Naqvi

How Buddhism connects Saarc

Choice of historical motifs at Saarc summits is usually conditioned by how rulers see their identity in the present. Updated Dec 06, 2016 01:02pm

The missing Buddhist trick

If Modi ever becomes familiar with the concept of ‘anichhya’ he would be a calmer person. Updated Nov 29, 2016 02:31pm

A biryani garnished with hate

Indian rulers today, like the colonial establishment in 1857, found ways to pit Hindus and Muslims against each other. Published Nov 22, 2016 01:14am

Invite Trump to Gaddafi Stadium

If the dislike of Trump can turn on South Asia’s rusted faucets of collective struggle we will owe the president... Updated Nov 15, 2016 09:13am

Generals at the traffic lights

In India’s neighbourhood the true blue heirs of the colonial order had voluntarily become repositories of religion. Published Nov 08, 2016 01:10am

Indira Gandhi’s many battles

Those who thought ill of Indira Gandhi’s leadership cannot be blamed for missing her given the dangerous tactics... Published Nov 01, 2016 01:03am

For dignity in life and death

Liberal ideologues were bound hand and foot as the states pursued their faith-based route to social control. Published Oct 25, 2016 12:58pm

Speedboat of peace needed

What happened to India’s diplomatic draftsmen? Where is the reference to the source of much of the headache? Published Oct 18, 2016 04:45am

Imagine if Gandhi had a gun

Gandhi’s strategy of nonviolence seems to have left a confused legacy for many Indians. Updated Oct 11, 2016 09:19am

Mr Modi’s Achilles heel

When the terrorists seek to contrive a war, would it not be prudent to see the trap? Published Oct 04, 2016 12:59pm

The terror of war hysteria

Angst expressed by Pope Francis about loose talk and terrorism should apply to warmongers too, including journalists. Updated Sep 29, 2016 12:55pm

The blinding spiral in Kashmir

For all the flaunting of Mahatma Gandhi’s name, India has revealed a gargantuan appetite for inflicting violence. Updated Sep 20, 2016 06:10pm

In praise of a quaint splendour

A visit to the 17th-century Chetham’s Library in Manchester can be an experience that is unique to Inglistan. Published Sep 13, 2016 01:09am