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Zaman Khan
A gentleman and a soldier for peace

A gentleman and a soldier for peace

Remembering a peace-loving soldier who wanted to be a journalist: Brig. Rao Abid Hamid, 1936–2018 I first heard about Brig. Rao Abid Hamid from his cousin, comrade Rao Tariq Latif. And I met him...
Sharing our grief

Sharing our grief

Remembering Ashok Mitra Many in Pakistan would want to attend the memorial meetings taking place in India for the Ashok Mitra, Marxist economist and former head of the Pakistan India Peoples Forum...
Dedicated to Rekhta

Dedicated to Rekhta

Interview with Sanjiv Saraf — a crusader of Urdu in India Sanjiv Saraf is a leading businessman of India. Originally from Rajasthan, he was born in Nagpur, Maharashtra in a business family. He went...
Singh’s Sufi song

Singh’s Sufi song

A chat with Dr Madan Gopal Singh, an intellectual and poet turned mystic singer By Zaman Khan To admit my ignorance at the outset, I had never heard the name of the group Chaar Yaar, particularly of...
“We have to be secular. There is no choice”

“We have to be secular. There is no choice”

Romila Thapar on history and politics of India By Zaman Khan Professor Romila Thapar, 83, needs no introduction. She is known among intellectuals of the world for her path-breaking work on Indian...