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Aijaz Zaka Syed
Aijaz Zaka Syed

The writer is a Middle East based columnist.

  • November 16, 2018

    Stealing Indian icons, RSS style

    What’s with this obsession among powerful men with grand monuments? The biggest, largest and tallest…the more insecure a leader, the more...

  • November 08, 2018

    The reality of Israeli outreach

    There are no permanent enemies and no permanent friends, theorised William Clay, only permanent interests. This principle perhaps best applies to...

  • November 02, 2018

    The price of Gulf dreams

    It recently dawned on me that it has been nearly nine long years since my wife and children moved back to India. Living on my own hasn’t been...

  • October 24, 2018

    A fallen hero

    I am not sure what is more disgraceful – MJ Akbar’s joining Narendra Modi and betraying all that he championed all his life or all these damning...

  • October 19, 2018

    Old battles, new tactics

    One step forward, two steps back. That’s how one can sum up the endless saga of India-Pakistan engagement – in six words. If hopeless romantics...

  • October 12, 2018

    Laughing with Trump

    Weary of my growing frustration with the reigning superpower’s shenanigans in the Middle East under Bush-43, my former editor would admonish me:...

  • October 03, 2018

    The ideal Indian Muslim

    Soaps, face packs, shampoos and medicinal products made from cow urine and dung will soon be just a click away as an RSS-backed centre says it is...