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Aijaz Zaka Syed
Aijaz Zaka Syed

The writer is a Middle East based columnist.

  • 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...

  • March 22, 2019

    New Zealand: love trumps hate

    It had been, as she put it, New Zealand’s darkest day and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shined bright like the ray of hope and sanity that she...

  • March 15, 2019

    If Modi wins again

    If Narendra Modi’s BJP romps home to victory in the just announced Indian general elections in the face of all-pervasive public anger against the...

  • March 09, 2019

    A requiem for Urdu

    Mulayam Singh Yadav is old school. Craftiest of the lot, not for nothing does he enjoy the distinction of having ruled India’s largest state for...

  • March 01, 2019

    South Asia: on the brink again

    You cannot prevent and prepare for war at the same time, counselled Einstein. But this is what India and Pakistan are doing right now. As I write...