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by 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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    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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    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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    The handmaiden of capitalism

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on January 20, 2021

    JOSH Malihabadi had a word for the pervasive suffocation that Indians are swamped by of late. ‘Ab boo-i-gul na baad-i-saba maangtay hain log/ Woh habs...

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    Between the cup and the lip

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2021

    The world is waiting out the fraught days before Joe Biden can put the doomsday trigger out of reach of the ‘unstable’ Trump. The white...

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    Land grab dressed as nationalism

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on December 30, 2020

    THE Modi government has proposed the setting up of a new waqf board for Jammu and Kashmir. Muslim waqf boards, or trusts, are rich in...

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    Nazir sahib’s foreign policy

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2020

    THERE’S little logic or parity, of course, in the idea that Narendra Modi could canvass support for Donald Trump’s second term with massive rallies in...

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    If Aurangzeb advised Modi

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on December 02, 2020

    HAD prime minister Narendra Modi a way to divine Emperor Aurangzeb’s advice on how to run India as a one-man state, he would have been...

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