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Jawed Naqvi

Headwinds rock Rahul, Modi

Headwinds rock Rahul, Modi

Signs of disarray in opposition should comfort BJP but the party, for the first time, seems mortally afraid of losing. Updated Jan 15, 2019 04:02pm
The nouveau riche Indian

The nouveau riche Indian

Observe the widespread influence-peddling and power play, which impoverished Africans watch rich Indians indulging in. Updated Jan 08, 2019 08:48am
The Sadda Mian syndrome

The Sadda Mian syndrome

Why is the questioning spirit being crushed in India today? Why is it that history books are being burnt and pulped? Published Jan 01, 2019 07:22am
Not just a Muslim issue

Not just a Muslim issue

India’s lurch to the far right is more complex than a Hindu-Muslim binary. Updated Dec 25, 2018 12:02pm
The ace up Modi’s sleeve

The ace up Modi’s sleeve

Communal polarisation means the Indian PM is almost assured of electoral success next year. Updated Dec 18, 2018 11:23am
Ilhan, Rashida and Rahul

Ilhan, Rashida and Rahul

Rahul Gandhi’s display of his religion and caste mocks Indians who were looking for their own Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Published Dec 11, 2018 06:48am
Flight of kindred spirits

Flight of kindred spirits

Here we have two musicians and a poet who transcended their religious moorings to reach out to a wider world with a Published Dec 04, 2018 07:14am
The state’s new enemies

The state’s new enemies

Getting derailed by censure from a right-wing government or by trolls supported by any prime minister or president is Published Nov 27, 2018 07:08am
From Brahms to Brahmins

From Brahms to Brahmins

Krishna’s greatly stimulating theories on music and life and art are predicated on his rejection of patriotism, a holy Published Nov 20, 2018 06:41am
Prejudice by any name

Prejudice by any name

Good manners elude the RSS, given its gargantuan appetite for hate. Updated Nov 13, 2018 02:19pm
Two sardars, one statue

Two sardars, one statue

In contrast to Modi’s wont, Patel intervened quickly for Muslims when Babri mosque turned into a legal dispute. Updated Nov 06, 2018 08:49am
An officer and a gentleman

An officer and a gentleman

The curious title of the book ‘Sarkari Mussulman’ translates as ‘Uncle Tom’ in the given context. Published Oct 30, 2018 06:52am
Need Ambedkar in Sabarimala

Need Ambedkar in Sabarimala

As Ambedkar or any other good lawyer would see it, matters of faith are not justiciable in a temporal court. Published Oct 23, 2018 07:00am
The past in modern idiom

The past in modern idiom

Can MeToo succeed in a culture where children are married off for social or economic exigencies? Published Oct 16, 2018 07:21am
If democracy subverts itself

If democracy subverts itself

The implicit contrariness of democracies is more a respite from singular trouble than an agreeable pact. Published Oct 09, 2018 07:05am
What one leaves behind

What one leaves behind

Why is there fanfare when some people pass away and not when their colleagues with equal merit go? Published Sep 11, 2018 06:40am