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Syed Firdaus Ashraf

Syed Firdaus Ashraf covers national politics, and sometimes movies too -- a truly wide arc! You can e-mail the author at firdausa@rediff.co.in

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'India has a responsibility to Indians in South Africa'

'India has a responsibility to Indians in South Africa'

Rediff.com1 days ago

'The Government of India could aggressively promote developmental projects that will alleviate poverty particularly in communities where South Africans of Indian origin and our black brothers and sisters live as neighbours.'

'No one will dare to hold the BJP flag in Punjab'

'No one will dare to hold the BJP flag in Punjab'

Rediff.com14 Jul 2021

'BJP leaders are trying to save their lives in Punjab.'

'Dilip Kumar loved India until his death'

'Dilip Kumar loved India until his death'

Rediff.com12 Jul 2021

'He was full of Hindustan, its tehzeeb and its culture.'

'No guarantee only educated people can run govt well'

'No guarantee only educated people can run govt well'

Rediff.com9 Jul 2021

'Why do the English-speaking class feel they are the only ones who are efficient in work?' 'My own mother was from a village and she was more efficient than me. She used to handle crises better than me.' 'We will have to come out of our elite perception of governance.'

'No link between Karnataka ministers and Yediyurappa exit'

'No link between Karnataka ministers and Yediyurappa exit'

Rediff.com8 Jul 2021

'Destabilising the Yediyurappa government is not a cakewalk.' 'If he is destabilised, then the BJP will have problems in Karnataka.'

'Father Stan Swamy asked uncomfortable questions to the State'

'Father Stan Swamy asked uncomfortable questions to the State'

Rediff.com7 Jul 2021

'After Father Stan Swamy's death one thing has become very clear, that if you fight for justice in India you will be called a Maoist by the State.'

Why Enforcement Directorate is targeting Ajit Pawar

Why Enforcement Directorate is targeting Ajit Pawar

Rediff.com3 Jul 2021

'No action will be taken against Ajit Pawar. I am sure.'

'Kashmir is a war which nobody is winning'

'Kashmir is a war which nobody is winning'

Rediff.com25 Jun 2021

'We know how to kill a terrorist, but we do not know how to stop an innocent boy getting radicalised.'

Terrorism: How Pulwama changed India's response

Terrorism: How Pulwama changed India's response

Rediff.com24 Jun 2021

'This is for the first time that a strong, solid evidence-based investigation has happened.' 'It can meet international standards and put the onus on the Pakistanis.'

'What Rahul Gandhi says today, PM Modi does tomorrow'

'What Rahul Gandhi says today, PM Modi does tomorrow'

Rediff.com22 Jun 2021

'We are only amplifying the voice of scientists and experts. We are gathering information by talking to experts and are sharing it. If the government chooses to ignore that, what can we do?'

'See how the police has solved this case'

'See how the police has solved this case'

Rediff.com21 Jun 2021

'God knows what kind of charges were framed against him and Kallu Gujjar, as both of them came out of jail the very same evening of their arrest.'

How Ghaziabad 'communal' incident unravelled

How Ghaziabad 'communal' incident unravelled

Rediff.com16 Jun 2021

Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com traces how the beating up of a man in Ghaziabad went from alleged communal attack to reported regular crime in a matter of days.

'This is corruption in the name of Lord Ram'

'This is corruption in the name of Lord Ram'

Rediff.com14 Jun 2021

'Why are they not paying the same price for the land of farmers which they are taking over for developmental work?'

'There is fear and dread in Kashmir'

'There is fear and dread in Kashmir'

Rediff.com12 Jun 2021

'This election was the first opportunity where Kashmiris told the world they do not agree with the Centre's policies and are unhappy about their disempowerment.'

'This government choked Kashmiris'

'This government choked Kashmiris'

Rediff.com12 Jun 2021

'Ruling Kashmir with fear has its price.'

'If you get scared of cartoonists, how will you work?'

'If you get scared of cartoonists, how will you work?'

Rediff.com11 Jun 2021

'Let Modi not be in the news, I will stop making cartoons on him.'

'If Modi does good work, why will anyone make fun?'

'If Modi does good work, why will anyone make fun?'

Rediff.com11 Jun 2021

'303 seats ki sarkar has problems with a cartoonist.'

10 reasons why Jitin Prasada matters for the BJP

10 reasons why Jitin Prasada matters for the BJP

Rediff.com9 Jun 2021

Can Jitin Prasada retain the BJP's Brahmin vote in UP?

'Powerful people in Pakistan don't like me'

'Powerful people in Pakistan don't like me'

Rediff.com7 Jun 2021

'I criticise the interference of the army in politics.' 'But the people know I am not anti-Pakistan.' 'Public support is my biggest strength.'

'Amit Shah's assurance on Lakshadweep has given me confidence'

'Amit Shah's assurance on Lakshadweep has given me confidence'

Rediff.com1 Jun 2021

'The home minister of India has given his assurance to the MP of Lakshadweep.'

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