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Dr Naazir Mahmood
Dr Naazir Mahmood

The writer holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK and works in Islamabad.

  • September 23, 2018

    From Kabul to Kolkata

    The recent about-turn by India on expected India-Pakistan talks in New York is a major blow to peace prospects in the region. Before this episode,...

  • September 16, 2018

    A Marxist disowned by comrades

    I met Somnath Chatterjee only once, for a couple of hours in Delhi in 1984. Comrade Somnath Chatterjee (Somjee), the only communist speaker of...

  • September 08, 2018

    Tamil politics through the ages

    It is an unfortunate fact that an Indian studies centre doesn’t exist in Pakistan. While there is a centre for South Asian studies in Lahore, it...

  • August 27, 2018

    The good, the bad and Vajpayee

    With Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death on August 16, 2018, a long chapter in Indian history has come to an end. It is customary to say good things...

  • August 20, 2018

    Blatant Anglophiles

    When V S Naipaul died on August 11, 2018, at the age of 86, the news triggered a train of thought that evoked another name of similar, or perhaps...

  • August 11, 2018

    Remembering Neeraj

    Much to the reader’s relief, today’s article will be a digression from politics to literature. With the death of Gopal Das Neeraj in July 2018,...

  • August 05, 2018

    Inevitable lessons

    My previous column, ‘The art of capturing the mandate’ (July 28), which enumerated seven tactics of stealing the electoral mandate in Pakistan,...