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Jawed Naqvi

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    Can the right be dislodged?

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on June 09, 2021

    A USEFUL pointer to Narendra Modi’s political quandary lies in the clear chance that his party could be defeated in Uttar Pradesh in elections due...

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    Battle of rival memories

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on May 26, 2021

    THE Nakba is to the Palestinians what the Holocaust is to the Jews. There is a difference though. Nobody in their senses would deny the...

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    The doppelgangers of mayhem

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2021

    THERE are striking similarities between Benjamin Netanyahu and Narendra Modi, not the least their cynical methods of staying in power. But there are differences too....

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    Mamata kindles India’s hope

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on May 05, 2021

    IT WAS a crucial make-or-break vote that PV Narasimha Rao faced when Mamata Banerjee was ushered in in a wheelchair and helped to her seat...

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    Like the Cheshire cat’s grin

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on April 16, 2021

    A JOURNALIST friend has written a whole new book to caution that a cultural revolution is under way in India led by Hindutva. Let’s reserve...

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    Characters in a Sartre play

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on April 01, 2021

    THE search for petty advantages has been the bane of larger quests — as true of politics as of any other public sphere. The Nazis,...

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    Thank the left for the right

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on March 25, 2021

    TRUTH be told, now that the left has lost its moorings, it’s mainly the right wing that calls the shots in South Asia. Who is...

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    Guru’s cuppa with Rumi

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on March 17, 2021

    LISTENING to communist icon Kobad Ghandy express his affection for Afzal Guru — the late fellow inmate in Delhi’s Tihar jail — one couldn’t help...

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    If a horse befriends the grass

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on March 10, 2021

    THERE is talk of peace between India and Pakistan, which should be welcomed with a tight embrace by both sides and by the world at...

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    The dubious national interest

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on March 03, 2021

    GENERAL Pervez Musharraf was returning from a strategic meeting in Colombo when Nawaz Sharif overplayed his hand. He interdicted the army chief’s flight, and set...

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