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Jawed Naqvi

Actor Shashi Kapoor dies at 79

Actor Shashi Kapoor dies at 79

NEW DELHI: Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor died in a hospital in Mumbai on Monday, ending an era of cinema rooted in... Published Dec 05, 2017 07:05am
Subtle idiom of prejudice

Subtle idiom of prejudice

Indian cinema is wrongly lauded for shoring up a tryst with the country’s secular legacy. Published Nov 28, 2017 06:54am
Double-edged as any language

Double-edged as any language

Urdu is used with equal force by reactionary mullahs and by followers of Faiz; and by practically all sides in the ... Published Nov 14, 2017 07:19am
Two daughters and sons-in-law

Two daughters and sons-in-law

They both had love marriages against their parents’ wishes and both fell out with their husbands. Updated Nov 07, 2017 11:13am
The boy and the country

The boy and the country

A less discussed attribute of the 19th-century educationist is that he was a social snob. Published Oct 31, 2017 02:37am
Redeeming Qandeel’s pledge

Redeeming Qandeel’s pledge

Rabbis, maulvis and pontiffs across the world have abused their power over young male and female followers. Updated Oct 24, 2017 08:37am
The Kim analogy for Modi

The Kim analogy for Modi

The threat Hindu extremists pose is by no means limited to their abusive tongue. Updated Oct 17, 2017 08:57am
Feel like a debate, comrade?

Feel like a debate, comrade?

Indian communists can be hopelessly narrow and sectarian in their outlook, and they can be the cynosure of a liberal Published Oct 10, 2017 03:01am
The wretched of the earth

The wretched of the earth

Had there been no generosity in Karbala, would the Hindu poet Munshi Channulal Dilgeer have written his famous noha,... Published Oct 03, 2017 07:00am
Salt, pepper and The Beatles

Salt, pepper and The Beatles

To learn that Indian classical music is mostly circular, somewhat like jazz, and not linear, you could turn to The... Published Sep 19, 2017 07:01am
Gauri Lankesh, fundamentally

Gauri Lankesh, fundamentally

Lankesh saw Hinduism not as a religion open to change but as a hidebound hierarchy ranged against... Published Sep 12, 2017 03:25am
Had Nehru waded into Doklam

Had Nehru waded into Doklam

There was the kind of democracy in India whereby the prime minister could be put to public scrutiny by all and sundry. Updated Sep 05, 2017 10:08am