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Aijaz Zaka Syed
Aijaz Zaka Syed

The writer is a Middle East based columnist.

  • 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...

  • September 23, 2018

    The fiction of change

    Days after imploring Hindus of the world to unite – from the platform of Chicago’s World Hindu Congress – because a “lone lion can be hunted...

  • September 16, 2018

    Time to take a stand

    Rahul Gandhi and Chandrababu Naidu standing together, shoulder to shoulder and in a single frame, waving to incredulous, rapturous crowds? Who would...

  • September 07, 2018

    Supping with the Sangh

    The recent visit by former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee to the headquarters of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh not only marks a dramatic...

  • August 31, 2018

    A return to Gandhi for the Congress

    Rahul Gandhi, once derided as ‘pappu’ by the mega propaganda machinery of the governing BJP, has not just come into his own as the leader of...