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Saeed Naqvi

1979: How Afghanistan & Iran changed forever

The plan was to eliminate the Communist parties, which were gaining in influence around President Mohammad Daud in Kabul.

18 Jan 2019 5:08 AM

Mideast in ferment: Riyadh-Doha tussle expands

Hamas were supple enough to mobilise support from another formidable axis — Iran, Hezbollah and Syria.

04 Jan 2019 12:05 AM

Can Rahul’s Hinduism redefine composite culture?

The Indian National Congress has, with unprecedented honesty, embraced its Hindu credentials.

21 Dec 2018 12:04 AM

Of cow urine, gaushalas & Cong’s future

When a lynch mob in Haryana forced two Muslim boys to swallow a paste of cow dung and urine, they vomited.

07 Dec 2018 12:15 AM

A new Mideast game: Trump & MBS vs The Rest

It would be rank bad manners to liken the US President to Caligula, but there’s a difficulty finding other comparables.

23 Nov 2018 12:05 AM

A Sabarimala tale: When the celibate god rewarded an actress for touching his feet

Amit Shah has chastised the Supreme Court for having ruled that young women, whose entry to Sabarimala was banned, be allowed entry.

09 Nov 2018 12:37 AM

Chance for Corbyn if May trips on Brexit

The Conservative Party is in desperate straits over both Brexit and Corbyn. PM Theresa May is looking at the “Exit” door in a sort of daze.

26 Oct 2018 12:08 AM

When subcontinent’s greatest short story writer got just Rs 20 for a masterpiece

“Thanda Gosht”, or “Cold Meat”, another Manto masterpiece, becomes one of the film’s supporting columns.

28 Sep 2018 12:47 AM

Is smutty ‘gay love’ poetry now kosher?

If men were going to be so unidirectional, women too were beginning to experience things they called freedom.

15 Sep 2018 12:05 AM

To ban or not: Troubling questions on the burqa

Women on the Haj pilgrimage do not have to cover their faces in front of the Kaaba, the building at the centre of the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

31 Aug 2018 1:23 AM

Battle for Dravida dynasty to strain Centre-TN ties

The MGR-Jayalalithaa charisma had obscured the Dravida movement’s earlier anti-Hindi, anti-north and anti-brahmin edge.

17 Aug 2018 2:31 AM

Will Erdogan’s Turkey be a model for Imran?

Islamabad, Beijing, Moscow are all persuaded that the Taliban will have to be part of the solution in Afghanistan.

03 Aug 2018 5:16 AM

Multiculturalism & Europe: Don’t forget history

The 78-day US bombing of Serbia during the Kosovo war was designed to oust the Serbian dictator, Slobodan Milosevic.

20 Jul 2018 6:28 AM

SC judgment on AAP won’t be digested easily

Buoyed by the SC judgment, the AAP would also acquire similar potential if it proceeds to repeat its 2015 performance in the next elections.

06 Jul 2018 12:35 AM

Sajid & Sadiq: A London lesson for desis

The war on terror with its random targets did cast the Muslim in an unfortunate image, particularly during the Tony Blair years.

22 Jun 2018 1:00 AM

Change vs status quo: Epic battle looms in Italy

In the new see-saw world order, the “populists” are now on the Rome gaddi.

08 Jun 2018 2:15 AM

Karnataka polls: In their end is a larger beginning

The Congress is, of course, a string to his bow — and that too if it remains stout and tense.

25 May 2018 2:20 AM

Kashmir, India-Pak tension, Muslim discontent: All for nation-building?

Reliable sources in Srinagar describe the current explosion as “indigenous”, which is not what the officials say.

11 May 2018 6:35 AM

Why is a mysterious hijab-clad lady contesting every seat in Karnataka?

Ms Shaik is not a comical entrant of that genre. There has been widespread demand for her party’s ticket.

27 Apr 2018 12:39 AM

Spies & White Helmets: The real story of Ghouta

The US President announces troop withdrawals from Syria just when the Saudi Crown Prince is visiting him

13 Apr 2018 2:54 AM