Author : Saeed Naqvi


The basic conflict in Bangladesh is between modernism and Islamism

The basic conflict in Bangladesh is between modernism and Islamism

Jul 09,2016 , 12:07 PM IST | News Analysis
Before we dwell on Bangladesh’s current travails, the good news. It is the only double distilled entity to emerge from Partition. Armed with Bengali nationalism, it shuffled itself out of the Islamic identity the authors of Partition had imposed on the people. It is, therefore, a tough resilient society.
Turkey, US, Russia learn the hard way from Istanbul attack

Turkey, US, Russia learn the hard way from Istanbul attack

Jul 02,2016 , 11:38 AM IST | News Analysis
Could the terrorist attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport killing 43 and injuring hundreds be a blowback from the Fallujah operations concluded three days ago? Does Fallujah, in the end, indicate a more cooperative operation compared to, say, Tikrit last year? Is a resumption of US-Russia cooperation over Syria causing anxiety among abandoned militants?
Is Mamata losing in Bengal?

Is Mamata losing in Bengal?

Apr 17,2016 , 12:14 AM IST | News Analysis
A senior BJP leader, campaigning in Kolkata, may well have put his finger on the people's pulse. When he attacked Mamata Banerjee and the Left-Congress Front in equal measure, the crowd response was tepid. But when he attacked the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for 60 per cent of his speech, people applauded. At 75 per cent, there was thunderous applause.
Saudi Vs Iran: Can Delhi avoid taking sides? 

Saudi Vs Iran: Can Delhi avoid taking sides? 

Apr 12,2016 , 01:53 AM IST | News Analysis
Polarised politics is what pundits were expecting from the party and its principal leader with an eye on polls in key states. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprised people by turning up in Riyadh to meet the custodian of Islam’s two holiest shrines, King Salman bin Abdulaziz.