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F.S. Aijazuddin

Ballots & blood

Ballots & blood

India has suddenly found itself tarred. Updated Mar 07, 2019 08:39am
$20bn glass slipper

$20bn glass slipper

The MBS visit euphoria needs to be put into perspective. Updated Feb 21, 2019 10:00am
Political surrogacy

Political surrogacy

Drafters of the 18th Amendment thought they had a fool-proof method. Published Feb 07, 2019 06:39am
The accidental PM

The accidental PM

The film provides a tempting analogy to our own political condition. Updated Jan 24, 2019 10:22am
Heads or tails

Heads or tails

Soon, it shall be another hot summer of discontent. Published Jan 10, 2019 05:25am
Weight of handcuffs

Weight of handcuffs

Have we really sunk to this depth of civic depravity? Published Dec 27, 2018 07:09am
Caveat, Caesar

Caveat, Caesar

Politicians in opposition are fearful at the cadavers of their past misdeeds being disinterred. Published Dec 13, 2018 07:06am
A second Nuremberg

A second Nuremberg

Future generations will wonder why we condone brutality. Published Nov 29, 2018 07:01am
Alive and kicking

Alive and kicking

Our new government, like all its predecessors, wants a pliant media. Published Nov 15, 2018 06:09am
Our past and Pest

Our past and Pest

The paintings have been languishing in an airless chamber. Published Nov 01, 2018 06:49am
Handling black holes

Handling black holes

The sins that politicians commit live long after them. Published Oct 18, 2018 07:33am
The mobile phoenix

The mobile phoenix

How has China been able to transform itself? Published Oct 04, 2018 07:01am
Superpatriots

Superpatriots

We are unicellular patriots, prone to ‘splittism’. Published Sep 20, 2018 06:26am
Poetic diplomacy

Poetic diplomacy

What would Vajpayee have made of our new leadership? Updated Sep 06, 2018 02:59pm
A fresh swarm?

A fresh swarm?

This morning is the darkened dawn that Nawaz was not meant to see. Published Jul 26, 2018 05:57am
Shape of parliament

Shape of parliament

Is Western-style democracy a cold-climate plant, unable to withstand hotter climes? Published Jul 12, 2018 06:00am
Buried alive

Buried alive

‘Did our graves deserve such precipitate, speedy interest by officialdom?’ Published Jun 28, 2018 06:36am
Copying neighbours

Copying neighbours

There’s no country that hasn’t tried to reform its civil service. Published Jun 14, 2018 06:53am
Chattering mynahs

Chattering mynahs

‘Spy Chronicles’ contains 33 chapters, some surprising, many incendiary. Published May 31, 2018 07:10am