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Aijaz Zaka Syed
Aijaz Zaka Syed

The writer is a Middle East based columnist.

  • January 18, 2019

    Books can save us

    In his 1905 essay celebrating the joys of reading, Marcel Proust wrote: “With books, there is no forced sociability. If we pass the evening with...

  • January 05, 2019

    Mission accomplished

    Commenting on US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of Syria and withdraw half of the 14,000 US troops in Afghanistan, veteran American...

  • December 29, 2018

    No country for sane voices

    The storm of abuse and sheer vitriol that greeted Naseeruddin Shah’s lament over the alarming state of the nation only proves his point. The actor...

  • December 21, 2018

    A wounded valley

    I lost my last newspaper job because of a rather emotional piece I wrote on the mindless killings in Kashmir way back in 2010, most of them...

  • December 14, 2018

    December’s spring of hope

    The Bharatiya Janata Party and its powerful propaganda machine had pitched this as a contest between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi – naamdar...

  • December 08, 2018

    Fascist threat to Hinduism

    So this is how the cookie crumbles. Who would have thought India would find itself at this dangerous crossroads so early in its democratic journey...

  • November 23, 2018

    Reinventing the past

    Can you change the past by changing the present? Would Hinduising Faizabad, Allahabad, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Hyderabad and so many other great...