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Jawed Naqvi

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    An optical illusion of sanity

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on March 18, 2020

    ‘BABU. Do you have any idea of the enormity of what you have just reported?’ The memory came wafting in of a rather worried phone...

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    ‘Not though the soldier knew’

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

    THE greater the sharpening assault by the delinquent state, the starker is the muddle and the helplessness of the opposition. Models and methods for the...

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    Sanders stalks Trump tour

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

    THE Gujarati language is the lingua franca of Indian stock exchanges. Gujarati businessmen traditionally play both sides of the political street and this is no...

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    Foreigners and other Indians

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on February 12, 2020

    Narendra Modi’s idea of the Indian nation with frozen boundaries guarded by imported anti-missile systems borrows as much from mediaeval Europe as from the division...

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    A movement critically poised

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on February 05, 2020

    THE gunman half danced, half walked with a swagger towards the swarming crowd of India’s bravest women. His movements resembled a Shyam Benegal movie sequence...

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    Satanic times, as Josh warned

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on January 29, 2020

    ‘SHAITAN ek rat mein insan ban gaye | Jitne namak haram the kaptan ban gaye.’ Josh Malihabadi in his plain-speaking verse was describing what he...

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    Fighting with what one has

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2020

    INDIA’S right-wing rulers are riding the proverbial tiger, and they know it in their bones. Losing control of the reins would unleash dreadful prospects for...

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    Ray of hope in dark times

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on January 01, 2020

    SYMBOLISM sometimes becomes more real than the reality it shadows. Observing the dark times Indians are fighting against with a blend of grit and determination,...

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    Who wants Modi’s charity?

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on December 25, 2019

    WOULD Malala Yousafzai make the grade for prime minister Narendra Modi’s high-octane promise of citizenship for a select few — a violent and divisive reality...

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    From the rubble of Ayodhya

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2019

    ‘MAT ranja kar kasu ko ki apney to etiqaad | Dil dhaae ke jo kaaba banaaya to kya hua’ (‘A house of worship on the...

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