Author Archives: Naim Naqvi

Modi’s Promised ‘Achhe Din’ A Mirage?

By Naim Naqvi ‘Achhe din aane wale hain’ – this is how ‘Rockstar Modi, the ‘politician Modi’, the ‘visionary Modi’, and the ‘magician Modi’ with 56-inch chest responded after his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a landslide in India’s parliamentary elections last month. Thirteen days after Narendra Modi took over the reigns of power from

Right-Wing Feeds On Economic Insecurity

By Naim Naqvi Our world is a global village and people have been migrating from one place to another since prehistoric times for survival, better life and bright future. Succeeding races changed their geography and the turn of events changed their habits, religions and often hues of their skin colour and features. Nothing is constant in

Scarlett Johansson Promotes Occupied West Bank Company, Quits Oxfam

By Naim Naqvi Time and again it has been proved that the first casualty of war is always truth. The latest being the statement of The Avengers star Scarlett Johansson as she quit her seven-year ambassador role with humanitarian group Oxfam following massive criticism over her decision to star in an advertising campaign for Israeli

Right-Wing’s Double Whammy

With the appointment of Kashmir-born Raheel Khursheed as head of news, politics and government at Twitter India, the BJP feels threatened, as it perceives an end to manipulation of its followers on the popular social networking platform, says Naim Naqvi In the garb of a fake slogan of ‘progress and development, many media outlets tried their

Chauvinism Is No Patriotism

The true beauty and power of patriotism – selfless love for one’s country – lies in its clarity and comprehensiveness that does not preclude the fundamental oneness of the motherland, says Naim Naqvi “Real patriotism and chauvinism are two opposites. One concept is based on tolerance, and therefore is growing, while the other is based

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