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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.

The truth that we don’t want to see
4th Jul 2015

Wake up. Smell the coffee. It is bitter with the acrid dregs of failure. Half of India is trapped between hunger and semi-starvation. The top fifth is high inside its bubble of complacency. The squeez

1975: A coup against liberty
27th Jun 2015

Emergency, imposed this week forty years ago by Mrs Indira Gandhi, was an evil with multiple fangs. The pivot was dictatorship. Its radials, with a vicious police in prime position, assaulted every pi

Yoga in my family
20th Jun 2015
Yoga in my family

My father-in-law, Joseph John, son of a high priest in the Syrian Christian church, was a gentle person with a smile that mirrored a warm heart. He had but two passions. One was environment. He starte

Poison on menu at Bihar wedding feast
13th Jun 2015

Marriage, noted George Bernard Shaw, the finest playwright in English since Shakespeare, is an institution that thrives because there are such excellent divorce laws. Shaw, who was born in 1856, or on

Sports must be saved from eat-and-feed
6th Jun 2015

For most of the 20th century, the game to watch was football, if you could get a ticket. The game to hear was cricket, if you had a radio. India could have established a third path, hockey, but it fiz

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