Tag: Mohammad Ali Jinnah

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  • Borderline sensitivities

    Borderline sensitivities

    While Imran Khan's unsolicited comment was rightfully slammed by all (including Naseeruddin Shah), with a suggestion to put his own house in order, it was not Pakistan's Prime Minister who failed India, as he only toed the traditional Pakistani line of interference. Rather it was the Indians who failed each other and opened the doors for the likes of Imran to comment. The de-hyphenation of Pakistan with any person from the minority community, in any matter of disagreement with them individually or even collectively, is absolutely necessary

    January 4, 2019
  • Jinnah today, Nehru tomorrow

    Jinnah today, Nehru tomorrow

    You could have spotted, as I did, Mohammad Ali Jinnah in an official portrait at the Indian Muslim League’s headquarters in Kerala in the 1990s. I’m not sure if the picture is still around after the party split down the middle, subsequently. Asked to comment on a political ally’s seemingly awkward connection in an election …

    May 10, 2018
  • Identical tasks but different paths

    Identical tasks but different paths

    The fact that there are only 193 member states of the United Nations gives political scientists a problem. Their research into the way nation states work is highly constrained by the small number of cases they have to study. It is not easy to build explanatory models on the basis of such a limited sample. …

    November 11, 2017
  • The unhappy marriage of Mrs Jinnah

    The unhappy marriage of Mrs Jinnah

    He was 42 and she was 18. The union of the reclusive and enigmatic Mohammad Ali Jinnah and the free spirited Ruttie Petit, was not a match made in heaven. The unlikely relationship that took 1918 Bombay by storm, is the subject of senior journalist Sheela Redddy's new book, "Mr and Mrs Jinnah: The Marriage …

    March 13, 2017
  • Elections and the idea of India

    Elections and the idea of India

    There was politics even during the period when I was in college before partition. But it was not on communal lines as it is today. Then the enemy was the British and all of us were in a struggle to oust them. It was a time when Mohammad Ali Jinnah came to the Law College …

    March 1, 2017