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Aijaz Zaka Syed
Aijaz Zaka Syed

The writer is a Middle East based columnist.

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  • August 23, 2015

    Literature for life

    Dubai eyeAnew Indian television channel, Epic TV, stands out for its preoccupation with and celebration of the past. From historical dramas such as...

  • August 15, 2015

    Selective persecution, selective empathy

    Dubai eyeSome elitist clubs and hotels in the British India, the last surviving bastions of the Raj, until not long ago famously proclaimed: Dogs...

  • August 07, 2015

    Life after Yakub Memon

    Dubai eyeThe law is an ass, said English dramatist George Chapman in 1654. Little has changed since. Indeed, the more laws are enacted, the more...

  • July 31, 2015

    Fanning the flames of sectarianism

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  • July 24, 2015

    The original sin of Yakub Memon

    Dubai eyeThe more things change in the great republic of ours the more they remain the same. Many had suspected it when Afzal Guru from Kashmir was...

  • July 12, 2015

    An elegy for Urdu

    Dubai eyeIn its latest issue, India’s Outlook magazine has come up with a charming photo essay about the disappearing tribe of Delhi’s katibs or...

  • July 03, 2015

    The Emergency mindset

    Dubai eyeThe 40th anniversary of India’s infamous Emergency this June saw a great deal of interesting, if predictable, commentary. As the pundits...

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