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The Emperor's New Clothes

The Emperor's New Clothes

Aug 26, 2009 C.M. Naim

The recent case of plagiarism is only symptomatic of the truly serious issue: the utterly cynical and...

In A La-La Land

In A La-La Land

Aug 11, 2009 C.M. Naim

Some of the most popular Urdu Columnists in Pakistan seem to function in a world of their own creation—it...

Plagiarize And Prosper

Plagiarize And Prosper

Jul 24, 2009 C.M. Naim

Dr. Gopi Chand Narang, Professor Emeritus, Delhi University, former President of the Sahitya Akademi and the...

Islamic 'Adl In Orakzai

Islamic 'Adl In Orakzai

Apr 23, 2009 C.M. Naim

The Nizam-e-Adl [Justice] Regulation was signed on April 15, formally enforcing what some call sharia laws in...

Two Days In Palestine

Two Days In Palestine

Apr 22, 2009 C.M. Naim

Who was perpetrating 'terror' in the Occupied Territories twenty years ago -- when there was no PLO there,...

A Crisis Of Faith

A Crisis Of Faith

Mar 02, 2009 C.M. Naim

It's 20 years since the fatwa on Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses. We mark the occasion by republishing...

The Mothers Of The Lashkar

The Mothers Of The Lashkar

Dec 15, 2008 C.M. Naim

Lashkar's jihad is claimed to be almost exclusively on behalf of Kashmiri mothers and daughters. For they...

'Cold-Blooded Murderers'

'Cold-Blooded Murderers'

Jul 29, 2008 C.M. Naim

'I read the email, purportedly from 'Indian Mujahideen', with increasing dread and disgust. Dread for what it...

Get A Life, Liberal America

Get A Life, Liberal America

Jan 17, 2008 C.M. Naim

America's domestic politics has turned into 'identity' politics, at least for those who consider themselves...

When Does History Begin?

When Does History Begin?

Nov 19, 2007 C.M. Naim

For the people who rule the roost in Washington, history begins the day they wish to choose. But the least we...

No Illusions

No Illusions

Oct 16, 2007 C.M. Naim

An excellent and truly comprehensive book constructed around the rare photographs of Lucknow in the...

A Disgraceful Book

A Disgraceful Book

Oct 01, 2007 C.M. Naim

It is not even worth the price of the paper it is printed on. That such a book could be compiled by a...

Aini Apa (1927-2007)

Aini Apa (1927-2007)

Aug 21, 2007 C.M. Naim

Last week, our jury chose Jnanpith winner, 'Urdu's Marquez', Qurratulain Hyder as one of the 60 heroes of...

The Unreported Attacks

The Unreported Attacks

Aug 13, 2007 C.M. Naim

The first attack on Taslima Nasrin ended when the police arrived at the Press Club and rescued her, but the...

The Spirit Of Karbala

The Spirit Of Karbala

Feb 06, 2007 C.M. Naim

How much do we know about Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar (this year, January 20 - February...

Those Fateful Days

Those Fateful Days

Jan 11, 2007 C.M. Naim

A Sentimental Essay in Three Scenes—1906: All India Muslim League formed; 1945-46: elections that settled...

Defeat in Iraq? Au Contraire

Defeat in Iraq? Au Contraire

Dec 04, 2006 C.M. Naim

A heated discussion presently rages in the American media. The United States faces a 'defeat' in Iraq,...

A Clash Of Fanaticisms

A Clash Of Fanaticisms

Feb 08, 2006 C.M. Naim

Yes, so the drawing and publishing of the 12 cartoons was racism and Islamophobia posturing as hypocritical...

Please Spare Us The AIMPLB Edicts

Please Spare Us The AIMPLB Edicts

Oct 07, 2004 C.M. Naim

The AIMPLB is not a representative body; nor is it a democratic body. It created itself, and its members have...

The Hijab And I

The Hijab And I

Sep 02, 2004 C.M. Naim

The word 'Hijab' is relatively new for me. It was not a part of my vocabulary as I was growing up. I learned...