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Books

A Book On Firaq that Leaves One Thirsting for More

In my current pre-occupations with the depressing state of world affairs, the arrival of a book, Firaq Gorakhpuri: The Poet of Pain and Ecstasy, for review, provided relief. The author, Ajai Mansingh claims to be a relative of Firaq. This intrigued me. Raghupati Sahai ‘Firaq’, was a straightforward […]

When Farooq Shouted at RAW Chief During Kandahar Hijack

New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah shouted at the then RAW Chief A S Dulat for “hours together” during their meeting after the erstwhile BJP-led government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee decided to release three hardcore militants in exchange for the freedom of the passengers of the […]