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Jawed Naqvi

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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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    Bleeding from Shylock’s cut

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

    SHYLOCK is the big business, Antonio, the political parties. Let’s throw in Portia, symbolising law and justice, but which mostly eludes Indians currently. The news...

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    Sermons from left’s pulpit

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

    WHAT’S common between the ongoing assault on the farmers’ protest and the arrest of Disha Ravi, the 21-year-old climate activist from Bengaluru, and, simultaneously, the...

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    A blend of cricket and Tagore

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

    THE thought must be quite urgent that it broke through a riveting day’s cricket match being played in Chennai to pose the question. Since Khalistan...

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    Time to fix errant democracies

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

    THEY can chop journalists into pieces in Saudi Arabia and pour acid on the remains to wipe out all traces of the crime. Should that...

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    The Achilles’ heel of change

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2021

    COME to think of it, if it was heroic of Daniel Ellsberg to publish the Pentagon Papers and reveal the perfidy of several American presidents...

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