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Jawed Naqvi

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    Seen Birnam Wood moving?

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on November 27, 2019

    HOW can we tell that Birnam Wood is moving on prime minister Narendra Modi, to lift a metaphor from William Shakespeare? The signs are there....

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    From ‘severe’ to ‘very poor’

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2019

    SPURRED by an unexpected breeze, the quality of air in Delhi ‘improved’ from ‘severe’ to ‘very poor’. Some improvement, you would say, but do tarry...

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    Sacred thread of the soul

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2019

    SIKHS across the world are celebrating Guru Nanak’s 550th anniversary today, and the fervour is enhanced by the opening of a key road between Pakistan...

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    Kashmiris and Indian Muslims

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on November 06, 2019

    IN THE aftermath of the anti-Ahmadi violence in the 1950s, Maulana Abul Hasanat Sayyed Muhammad Ahmad Qadri, president of Jamiatul Ulema-i-Pakistan, demanded an Islamic state...

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    Of chocolate-cream soldiers

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on October 23, 2019

    CELEBRATIONS last week of two political thinkers and activists from the previous century who are dear to the Hindu right opened up room for a...

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    Between Wuhan and Chennai

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on October 17, 2019

    THE Chinese are inscrutable in the nuanced practice of diplomacy, and utterly ferocious when their core interests are challenged, a potent blend of Marx and...

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    Of omens, good and bad

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

    NARENDRA Modi affectionately called him ‘my friend Bibi’. Now the loud, foaming-at-the-mouth Benjamin Netanyahu has been shown the door again, for a second time since...

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    To the last tamarind leaf

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

    NAJMAN Bua’s story about the defiant tamarind leaf resurfaced in one’s thoughts the other day. We learnt last week of a malodorous decision taken by...

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    Like the weather in Manchester

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on June 19, 2019

    THE weather at Old Trafford so resembled Pakistan-India ties, unpredictable and terrifying with looming stretches of grey. But short spells of sparkling sunshine seemed assured...

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    Own the defeat and regroup

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on June 08, 2019

    THERE’S good chance there was big corruption in the Rafale warplanes deal. Do you have the resources to pin down the guilty and put them...

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