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by Saeed Naqvi

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    April 2003: US in Iraq, Vajpayee’s Pak initiative

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on April 18, 2021

    APRIL, 2003, was the cruellest month for the people of Iraq, a month of reflection on Pakistan by prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and a...

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    Can US ignore ‘Moscow Format’ on Afghanistan?

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on April 11, 2021

    THE ‘Moscow Format’ for Afghanistan spelt out by foreign minister Sergei Lavrov in New Delhi is straightforward. Russians want all the Afghan ethnicities, religious groups,...

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    Home truth from an eye witness

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on March 29, 2021

    IN 1952, like a bolt from the blue, came UP chief minister, Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant’s order abolishing zamindari (landlordism). The abrupt drop in prestige...

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    Balm for bruised souls

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2021

    PARDON my Lucknow chauvinism, but the benighted city once had intimate links with the centre of Shia Islam, Najaf, in Iraq, which Pope Francis visited...

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    Gandhis have had it if they are cyphers in May

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on March 07, 2021

    MULLAH Nasruddin spread out his ornate carpet on the front lawn of his house. He did pushups on the carpet to become strong enough to...

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    Quatrain that defines Kalbe Sadiq

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2020

    MIR Taqi Mir describes his ‘perfect’ man in a rubayee: ‘Miliye us shaqs se ke jo aadam hovey | Naz apne kamal par use kum...

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    West Asia that Trump leaves behind

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2020

    FOR the new team being announced by the Biden administration any innovation can only follow repair work of the considerable wreckage that is being left...

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    Asad Owaisi enigma after Bihar

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on November 22, 2020

    THE enigma of Asaduddin Owaisi on the rise in recent years has, after he won five seats in the Seemanchal area of Bihar, acquired a...

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    When popular candidate kept off race twice

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on November 08, 2020

    IT WAS nice to receive mails from friends who had assembled at Lucknow boy Nusrat Durrani’s Dumbo apartment under the Brooklyn Bridge on November 3,...

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    Macron raises Islamophobia to fight Islamic terror

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on November 01, 2020

    ONE of our major newspapers, the Indian Express has, on page one, underlined for emphasis something significant: India became the first ‘non western country’ to...

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