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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Saeed Naqvi

Articles by Saeed Naqvi

The Poila Defence

The Poila Defence

Jul 08, 2016 Saeed Naqvi

Bangladesh won’t give up its hard-won fight against intolerance

The Takeoff Point

The Takeoff Point

Mar 23, 2015 Saeed Naqvi ON Vinod Mehta

He was a refugee with no memory of the Punjab and no experience of the grime of old Lucknow.

Nelson’s Friends

Nelson’s Friends

Jul 08, 2013 Saeed Naqvi

It was a world-historical moment. The only way to breach the iron curtain back in 1990, during Mandela’s...

Tripoli Diary

Tripoli Diary

Nov 07, 2011 Saeed Naqvi

At a summit at Sharm el-Sheikh, Prince Abdullah (now King of Saudi Arabia) screamed across the table,...

A Puzzling Syrian Spring

A Puzzling Syrian Spring

Sep 12, 2011 Saeed Naqvi

Making sense of the W. Asian fragment in the light of offshore oil

Cairo Diary

Cairo Diary

May 16, 2011 Saeed Naqvi

It is pointless to resist participating in one gigantic bash, which is what Egypt is these days. The party...

Bile In The Billets-Doux

Bile In The Billets-Doux

Apr 11, 2011 Saeed Naqvi

Atiya Begum, aristocratic, cosmopolitan and educated, meant the world to a miserable Mohammed Iqbal

How Fire Works

How Fire Works

Mar 07, 2011 Saeed Naqvi

There is a great deal of “inside” information to make this essential reading for those trying to make...

The Mahdi On His Steed

The Mahdi On His Steed

Oct 18, 2010 Saeed Naqvi

A search for the Semitic binary of good and evil, messianic longing, and its uses in modern conflict

Mazar-E-Sharif Diary

Mazar-E-Sharif Diary

Oct 04, 2010 Saeed Naqvi

“You are our brothers: after all, Babar was our king, he was also your king.” She had no idea about the...

Bollywood Diary

Bollywood Diary

Aug 09, 2010 Saeed Naqvi

Naseeruddin Shah on the one actor he looks up to: “Shammi Kapoor! Yes, Shammi saab, such fun; I grew up...

Kashmir Diary

Kashmir Diary

Jun 07, 2010 Saeed Naqvi

Srinagar is particularly popular because it is a hub of several beautiful destinations. In total defiance of...

Moscow Diary

Moscow Diary

Nov 30, 2009 Saeed Naqvi

Try talking about “Stalin’s follies” today! Your tourist guide will snap back, as she did with me:...

Looking Into The Abyss

Looking Into The Abyss

Jun 29, 2009 Saeed Naqvi

The blood-feud between India, Pakistan presides over the chasm between them. These essays flesh it out.

Paradise Spied

Paradise Spied

Jun 01, 2009 Saeed Naqvi

Sadia Dehlvi has, by her own admission, quoted Annemarie Schimmel extensively in her book. She also quotes...

Message In A Chambered Lebanese Bottle

Message In A Chambered Lebanese Bottle

May 25, 2009 Saeed Naqvi

"Exit polls often go wrong," I said. "In fact, I have a magic machine that produces equally reliable...

Land Of The Glorious

Land Of The Glorious

Jun 16, 2008 Saeed Naqvi

Scotch The Soda

Scotch The Soda

Feb 25, 2008 Saeed Naqvi

Counterhistory

Counterhistory

Dec 31, 2007 Saeed Naqvi

Gypsy Trails

Gypsy Trails

Nov 19, 2007 Saeed Naqvi