by Saeed Naqvi

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    Similar and so different

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on February 18, 2018

    INCIDENTS, similar in their chilling monstrosity, came to mind when I saw photographs of a row of Rohingya Muslim young men, on their knees, their...

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    A quest for propaganda equaliser

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on February 11, 2018

    CONSPIRACY theorists, who prove mostly right in the topsy turvy post-9/11 world, are these days busy switching channels — Syria, Afghanistan, Korean peninsula and, yes,...

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    Beatles, Maharishi, crows and catapults

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on February 04, 2018

    IRECEIVED a call from an editor reminding me of my stay with the Beatles 50 years ago this February in Rishikesh...

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    Reflecting on Rahul and cow belt, with eyes closed

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on January 21, 2018

    IMISSED out on the ‘tumult’ these past weeks in circumstances which remind me of Shah Sarmad, the great Sufi saint of Jewish extraction, who wrote:...

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    Muslims indispensable for the Hindutva project

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on December 24, 2017

    THE Hindutva project would come down like melting ice cream if there were no Muslims, no Kashmir and no Pakistan to hate...

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    ‘Muslim generosity would electrify Hindu masses’

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on December 10, 2017

    THE 25th anniversary of Babari Masjid demolition will rekindle debate: why was it demolished, historical wrongs, Mandal commission inviting a Mandir backlash, Hindu yearning for...

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    Left, right, centre? Or does AAP defy simple definitions?

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on December 05, 2017

    I PROBABLY move in the wrong circles, because nobody I know has a good word for the Aam Aadmi Party. You mention AAP and they...

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    Fair is foul and foul is fair

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on November 27, 2017

    PADMAVATI, in a sense, is a neighbourhood story. My village, Mustafabad, happens to be in Rae Bareli, which embraces numerous Chishtiya Sufi shrines or places...

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    Losing the argument in Srinagar

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on November 12, 2017

    THE arrival of Dineshwar Sharma, formerly of the Intelligence Bureau, as the centre’s interlocutor in the troubled state, has clearly not set the Jhelum on...

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    If freelance Muslim spokesmen do not shut up, it’s advantageous for BJP

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on November 06, 2017

    IT IS one of the great ironies of our times that Muslims are a problem for all political parties, except the BJP. In a totally...

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