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Jawed Naqvi

When Iran got Reagan elected

If Trump has rattled the American state to the core, it should be less disagreeable than the deep state rattling the Published Jan 17, 2017 02:44am

Lose or win, keep your wits

Regardless of the jute press, so called because major newspaper proprietors sold jute, communists were held in high Published Jan 10, 2017 01:10am

Ziaul Hasan and Safdar Hashmi

The ability of liberals and leftists to think brilliantly and rationally is accompanied by an absence of patience with Published Jan 03, 2017 01:48am

A boxful of Xmas memories

In India, a Hindutva-inspired state seems determined to undermine the Christian community. Published Dec 27, 2016 02:13am

Thread of the unstitched cloth

Any number of lines by Ghalib are infused with Buddhist meditation that may pass for Sufi influence. Published Dec 20, 2016 02:21am

Will demonetisation take Modi down?

The chaos that has followed India’s decommissioning of 500- and 1,000-rupee notes is the first big setback for BJP. Updated Dec 23, 2016 12:02pm

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