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Aijaz Zaka Syed
Aijaz Zaka Syed

The writer is a Middle East based columnist.

  • 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...

  • 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...