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Aijaz Zaka Syed
Aijaz Zaka Syed

The writer is a Middle East based columnist.

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  • August 17, 2018

    Who wins if Turkey loses?

    With friends like these, who needs enemies? The economic-diplomatic spat between the US and Turkey is a textbook case of how not to conduct...

  • August 10, 2018

    Reading Orwell in Modi’s India

    How would George Orwell and Franz Kafka have seen and interpreted Narendra Modi’s ‘new India’ and the everyday realities of its post-truth...

  • August 03, 2018

    Stateless in India

    When the history of these eventful years is penned, historians may have a hard time wrapping their heads around the many achievements of the BJP on...

  • July 30, 2018

    Captain Khan can

    Given the history of democracy, or lack of it, in much of the Islamic world, it is incredibly uplifting when a Muslim country manages to choose its...

  • July 20, 2018

    Mob violence and political will

    And so it goes on and on. If a widely respected 80-year-old public figure and civil society activist like Swami Agnivesh can be brutally beaten up...

  • July 13, 2018

    Can the south save India?

    It has been raining like cats and dogs in Hyderabad in India since the return of the native. Yet, the heat coupled with humidity is never far away....

  • July 06, 2018

    The growing voices of sanity

    In Bertolt Brecht’s legendary poem Die Losung , written after the 1953 uprising in East Germany, a government functionary hands out bulletins...

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