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M.J. AKBAR
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M.J. AKBAR

Veteran journalist M.J Akbar is the founder of The Sunday Guardian.

Time to get back on Track 1
20th Jul 2014

Saints are the exception. Anyone else in the writing business, including those of us at the nether end of the business, can rarely resist the temptations of glory. The danger is obvious: vainglory, th

A nod in the wrong direction
12th Jul 2014
A nod in the wrong direction

My sympathies are entirely with Rahul Gandhi in the Curious Case of the Sleeping Leader. The great inner chamber of the temple of Indian democracy, the Lok Sabha, can be infected with a languorous air

The absentee landlord
5th Jul 2014
The absentee landlord

A tough fact of democratic life is that you cannot quite unmake a statement after having once made it. Good politicians, therefore, shade what they say with as much care as they devote to what is left

India’s couch football syndrome
28th Jun 2014
India’s couch football syndrome

Readers with an unpolluted, refined memory will recall a news story put out by the dregs of western media some months ago saying that the hallowed Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of the Blessed Earth of N

The new shapes of war
21st Jun 2014
The new shapes of war

In 2005, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice laid down a policy line that began in war-ravaged Iraq, and then crept through the Middle East, crossed the Nile and into north African Arab states till

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