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Jawed Naqvi

How not to travel anywhere

How not to travel anywhere

Would Modi visit the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in New York, a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the US? Published Aug 15, 2017 02:08am
Tortured souls, battered dreams

Tortured souls, battered dreams

If comrades like Jamal Naqvi were tortured by military regimes in Pakistan, the Indian state took on a subtler route to Published Aug 08, 2017 05:22am
Since Afghan Taliban were honest

Since Afghan Taliban were honest

Nations are razed to the ground to comply with the Orwellian decree. Lalu’s India and Sharif’s Pakistan ... Published Aug 01, 2017 07:08am
The bloodline of Saif Ali Khan

The bloodline of Saif Ali Khan

What would Sharmila Tagore’s genes be nudging her to do had Europe not given the technology to make movies? Updated Jul 25, 2017 09:39am
The wood in the axe

The wood in the axe

What is astonishing is that victims of tyranny often become ardent supporters of the oppressor who targets their flock. Updated Jul 18, 2017 09:30am
Fiddling with facts and history

Fiddling with facts and history

India’s close call with anti-Semitism was missing from the chicken soup narrative in Israel. Published Jul 11, 2017 07:04am
Of Boko Haram and Hindutva

Of Boko Haram and Hindutva

Now that the so-called mainstream media in India has bared its Hindutva fangs, it is not difficult to perceive the cover Published Jul 04, 2017 07:10am
All’s nearly well that ends well

All’s nearly well that ends well

These days you would find a fair sprinkling of Muslim players in every team, but in India their presence has shrunk. Published Jun 20, 2017 05:22am
Of good, bad and clever banias

Of good, bad and clever banias

The writer is Dawn’s correspondent in Delhi. THERE are banias and banias. It’s a caste and a vocation... Updated Jun 13, 2017 09:50am
There’s no need to be alarmed

There’s no need to be alarmed

A strong signal has gone from several Indian states against Modi’s tightening noose around their freedoms. Published Jun 06, 2017 01:21am
Terror of the witches’ prophecy

Terror of the witches’ prophecy

There are no witches, of course, only humans playing their roles while blaming it on the supernatural. Published May 30, 2017 06:54am
Parched before the arriving rains

Parched before the arriving rains

T.S. Eliot and Arundhati Roy gave us two months of the calendar year — April and May — to ponder. Published May 23, 2017 01:13am
The complexion of a new culture

The complexion of a new culture

How was Tulsidas to ever know that one day avid champions of Rama would have a foolish complex about being dark-skinned? Updated May 16, 2017 09:54am
Televised myth of a Modi wave

Televised myth of a Modi wave

Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani had described the spine of the Indian media aptly. “Indira Gandhi had asked them to bend. Published May 02, 2017 03:25am