February 27, 2020
the fully loaded magazine
Saluting the bravest
Eat, Pray, Live
The Poila Defence
Bangladesh won’t give up its hard-won fight against intolerance
Jul 08, 2016
The Takeoff Point
He was a refugee with no memory of the Punjab and no experience of the grime of old Lucknow.
Mar 23, 2015
It was a world-historical moment. The only way to breach the iron curtain back in 1990, during Mandela’s release, was to go through his old network of comrades.
Jul 08, 2013
At a summit at Sharm el-Sheikh, Prince Abdullah (now King of Saudi Arabia) screamed across the table, pointing at Gaddafi: “Kalb”, which means “dog”.
Nov 07, 2011
A Puzzling Syrian Spring
Making sense of the W. Asian fragment in the light of offshore oil
Sep 12, 2011
It is pointless to resist participating in one gigantic bash, which is what Egypt is these days. The party has shifted from Tahrir Square to sidewalk cafes on the Nile corniche
May 16, 2011
Bile In The Billets-Doux
Atiya Begum, aristocratic, cosmopolitan and educated, meant the world to a miserable Mohammed Iqbal
Apr 11, 2011
How Fire Works
There is a great deal of “inside” information to make this essential reading for those trying to make sense of Pakistan.
Mar 07, 2011
The Mahdi On His Steed
A search for the Semitic binary of good and evil, messianic longing, and its uses in modern conflict
Oct 18, 2010
“You are our brothers: after all, Babar was our king, he was also your king.” She had no idea about the impending storm around the Babri Masjid!
Oct 04, 2010
Naseeruddin Shah on the one actor he looks up to: “Shammi Kapoor! Yes, Shammi saab, such fun; I grew up watching Shammi Kapoor movies.”
Aug 09, 2010
Srinagar is particularly popular because it is a hub of several beautiful destinations. In total defiance of all logic, militancy has been a contributory factor in boosting tourism.
Jun 07, 2010
Try talking about “Stalin’s follies” today! Your tourist guide will snap back, as she did with me: “Stalin built our nation!”
Nov 30, 2009
Looking Into The Abyss
The blood-feud between India, Pakistan presides over the chasm between them. These essays flesh it out.
Jun 29, 2009
Sadia Dehlvi has, by her own admission, quoted Annemarie Schimmel extensively in her book. She also quotes Rumi and Saadi and others she does not know
Jun 01, 2009
Message In A Chambered Lebanese Bottle
"Exit polls often go wrong," I said. "In fact, I have a magic machine that produces equally reliable figures." "Show," he demanded.
May 25, 2009
Land Of The Glorious
Jun 16, 2008
Scotch The Soda
Feb 25, 2008
Dec 31, 2007
Nov 19, 2007
A Walk Through Scarred Lanes Of Delhi In The Aftermath Of A Riot
Delhi Riots 2020: Who Fanned The Flames of Hatred? Is Kapil Mishra Only To Blame?
Delhi Riots: Police Forms Two Special Investigation Teams To Probe Violence
You Have Only Yourself To Blame: Delhi Police Castigated By Its Former Chief
Section 124A: The Case Against the Much-misused Sedition Law
Seemingly Happiest People Often Suffer From Depression
Blog | Not Music Or Art, But It's 'Fear' That Binds Us Together
Restructuring Indian Railways’ Cadres: Is The Proposal Good For The Nation?
In Chasing Away Maoists, Odisha's Malkangiri Village Delivers Telling Message This R-Day
Satire | ‘Are You From The Tukde Tukde Gang Or The Khan Market Gang?’
Brave Of Deepika Padukone To Take A Stand When Mum Is The Word For Big Bollywood Stars
As Uneasy Calm Prevails Over Northeast Delhi, Victims Share Stories Of Their Ordeal
Centre, Delhi Police Seek Time To Act On Hate Speeches, Delhi HC Gives 4 Weeks
Kaur Rues Silly Mistakes
Delhi Riots: Death Toll Rises To 34
MP Naresh Gujral Writes To Delhi Police Chief, Says Cops Didn’t Act On His Complaint
AAP's Tahir Denies Involvement In Killing Of IB Staffer, Demands Probe
Coronavirus: Japan Shuts Schools For Weeks
IPL 2020: Royals' Northeast Outreach
Editor's Take | Journalism Wins If Journalists Are Held To Account
Muslims Lead Anti-CAA Protests In Bengal But Hindus Look The Other Way
Why Rajinikanth's Aggressive Views On Citizenship Act Has Left DMK Distraught
Privatisation Of Indian Railways: Why A Tragic Hero Is Always At Mammoth Odds
Nutrition Warriors | A Mizo Village's Fight To Ward Off Stunted Growth, Underweight Children
Union Budget 2020: What FM Nirmala Sitharaman Can Do To Pull Economy Out Of The Rut
Is Judiciary Living Up To The Indian Constitution @ 70?