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by Jawed Naqvi

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    As a peasant loves his land

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2020

    IN HER moving obituary to Soumitra Chatterjee last week, his avid fan and fellow movie actor Sharmila Tagore posed a question that could be asked...

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    More tangled than her tresses

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on November 11, 2020

    AN INDIAN poet was at his creative peak in 1942, the year US president-elect Joe Biden was born, and he may have anticipated the quandary...

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    Cheering a lost revolution

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on November 04, 2020

    SALEEM Asmi’s death last week was always going to be untimely and too soon for journalists and cultural dilettantes allowed into his charmed circle. They...

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    Traders of dubious nationalism

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on October 28, 2020

    DURING the peak of the JP movement that aimed to unseat Indira Gandhi — the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh being its proud mainspring — the call...

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    Can we ask the woman, first?

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2020

    WHEN my brother Shannay was thrashed 11–0 in a table tennis match with a friendly female champion of the sport at Jawaharlal Nehru University, he...

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    Bhagat Singh’s India in ferment

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2020

    IT WILL be Bhagat Singh’s birthday next week. The legendary revolutionary was born on September 28, 1907, in Banga village in erstwhile Lyallpur, the current...

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    Impunity isn’t exactly popularity

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2020

    IT’S a common error of perception to confuse political impunity with popularity. The distinction makes a big difference in understanding the core features of fascism,...

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    To draw the battle lines now

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

    AN UNSPOKEN dispute stalks India’s Congress party. It may define the battle lines for the scattered opposition groups to align against a ferocious but not...

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    A tale of misleading names

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on August 26, 2020

    ‘PRASHANT’ means pacific. Prashant Bhushan is anything but. ‘Rahul’, according to early Upanishads, means conqueror of all miseries. Rahul Gandhi knows he doesn’t fit the...

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    Not Shia, not Sunni, not Jewish

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2020

    IS THE UAE-Israel-US ‘historic deal’ truly the sensational event that president Trump and prime minister Netanyahu say it is? On the face of it, there...

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