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Aijaz Zaka Syed
Aijaz Zaka Syed

The writer is a Middle East based columnist.

  • May 17, 2019

    A bit of America in all of us

    Some years ago, in response to a piece critiquing the endless US shenanigans in the Middle East, an American reader wrote back: “Why do you hate...

  • May 10, 2019

    Untold story of the land of the free

    Growing up in small-town India, my earliest introduction to English language and fiction were ‘cowboy’ novels of authors like Oliver Strange....

  • May 03, 2019

    The media’s code of silence on Kashmir

    The Indian media boasts an illustrious history. Born during the freedom struggle against the British colonial rule, it quickly mastered the rules of...

  • April 26, 2019

    Modi’s shifting narrative

    ‘Frontline’ newsmagazine, from the stable of the ‘Hindu’ newspaper, is known for its serious, in-depth reporting as well as incisive...

  • April 19, 2019

    Between Asia and the Gulf

    The times, as Bob Dylan would sing, they are a-changin’. That the Middle East is looking East is old news. Pundits have been obsessing about the...

  • April 12, 2019

    Advani, Modi and a Greek tragedy

    In great Greek tragedies, heroes often suffer from a tragic flaw or fatal flaw of character leading to their eventual downfall. This trait could be...

  • March 29, 2019

    How India’s opposition lost the plot

    Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. You do not have to be a psephologist to predict the outcome of the critical General...