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Shaadaab S Bakht
March 22, 2010
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Shaadaab S Bakht has worked for top Indian dailies — The Telegraph, The Pioneer and The Sentinel — and in close quarters with famous journalists MJ Akbar, Vinod Mehta, Dileep Padgaonkar, AK Bhattacharya and DN Bezboruah. He wrote a political column for Tehelka.com and copy-edited the investigative Probe magazine. He was the Bureau Chief of Network entertainment weekly. Shaadaab started as an English language teacher after specialising in European literature. He joined The Gulf Today in 1995 and is its Executive Editor.

    List of Articles   
  
        
No one discusses love
November 17, 2017 | Opinion
 
A terrible script
October 20, 2017 | Opinion
 
West must respect Muslims
October 6, 2017 | Opinion
 
They don’t crumble for nothing
September 22, 2017 | Opinion
 
Beware of the tears
September 8, 2017 | Opinion
 
Freedom didn’t come cheap
August 25, 2017 | Opinion
 
Discipline is no recipe for joy
August 11, 2017 | Opinion
 
In pain she lived, of pain she spoke
July 30, 2017 | Features
        
The dreaded line continues
July 14, 2017 | Panorama
 
         
Don’t distort Hinduism
July 14, 2017 | Opinion
 
Our words define us
May 19, 2017 | Panorama
 
All answers lie in faith
May 5, 2017 | Panorama
 
There’s never a winner
April 21, 2017 | Panorama
 
Brick by brick hatred grows
April 7, 2017 | Panorama
 
Wrong ways, right rewards
March 24, 2017 | Panorama
 
Muslims not accident to history
March 10, 2017 | Panorama
 
Altamas kabir was fun and solid
February 24, 2017 | Panorama
 
The return of the believer
February 10, 2017 | Panorama
 
His ways were humane
January 30, 2017 | Front Page
 
They never fail us
January 27, 2017 | Panorama
 
It’s a mind-set problem
January 13, 2017 | Panorama
 
Say yes and it will be fine
December 30, 2016 | Panorama
 
Turf war leaves millions hungry
December 16, 2016 | Panorama
 
Insulated against the sleazy
December 2, 2016 | Panorama
 
An empty chase
November 25, 2016 | Panorama
 
 
Pure passion doesn’t age
November 11, 2016 | Panorama
 
Books answer our woes
October 28, 2016 | Panorama
 
Not rain, destiny reigns
October 14, 2016 | Panorama
      
Be the arrogant Tramp
September 30, 2016 | Panorama
 
Fate should agree to attest us
September 16, 2016 | Panorama
 
 A Calcuttan revisits Mother
September 4, 2016 | Front
 
Remove the blinkers on islam
September 2, 2016 | Panorama
 
Khans are harmless
August 19, 2016 | Panorama
 
Our ovens need to burn
August 5, 2016 | Panorama
 
Did the bird know about it?

July 22, 2016 | Panorama
 
Mindless violence can’t be faith
July 8, 2016 | Panorama
 
Illiberality isn’t nation-specific
June 24, 2016 | Panorama
 
Endless misery
June 10, 2016 | Opinion
 
Not even a sorry
June 3, 2016 | Opinion
 
Don’t ignore the cog
May 27, 2016 | Panorama
     
 
The anguish is more
April 29, 2016 | Panorama
 
Play feeble, play safe
April 15, 2016 | Panorama
 
Muslims aren’t backward
April 1, 2016 | Panorama
 
UAE's food security role exemplary
March 18, 2016 | Panorama
 
Let them rest in peace
March 4, 2016 | Panorama
 
Prejudice sickens
February 19, 2016 | Panorama
   
Woes to blame for conversions
February 5, 2016 | Opinion
 
The day has a magic
January 1, 2016 | Opinion
 
A total misfit
December 18, 2015 | Opinion
 
UAE: Born to lead

December 2, 2015 | Opinion
 
Where prosperity rules
November 27, 2015 | Opinion
 
All cheats are not lucky
November 20, 2015 | Opinion
 
Where is justice?
November 6, 2015 | Opinion
 
Beefing up hatred
October 23, 2015 | Opinion
        
Let’s not laugh at others
October 23, 2015 | Opinion
 
The exemplarily selfless martyrs of UAE
October 13, 2015 | Opinion
  
Children pay the price
October 9, 2015 | Panorama
 
I want to become a refugee
September 25, 2015 | Panorama
 
The great face of UAE
September 11, 2015 | Panorama
 
Unnecessary worry over Muslims
August 28, 2015 | Panorama
  
Stuffed promises
August 14, 2015 | Panorama
 
Together we can’t
July 31, 2015 | Panorama
 
I have trouble sleeping

July 24, 2015 | Opinion
 
It’s Eid for them also
July 17, 2015 | Panorama
 
 
Dubai is right, don't waste food
July 3, 2015 | Panorama
 
Colour of prejudice is black
June 21, 2015 | Opinion
 
Anything but responsible
June 19, 2015 | Panorama
 
Minorities a worried lot
June 5, 2015 | Panorama
    
A clear no to merit
May 22, 2015 | Panorama
 
Suppression real villain
May 8, 2015 | Panorama
    
Selling what sells
April 24, 2015 | Opinion
 
Dubai, Substance speaks
April 17, 2015 | Opinion
   
Here water ­means everything
March 27, 2015 | Panorama
 
 
The opposite is sold to US
February 13, 2015 | Opinion
    
Principled journeys are immortal
January 30, 2015 | Opinion
 
To Sarat with love
January 16, 2015 | Panorama
 
   
We need to see reason
December 12, 2014 | Panorama
 
An august leadership
November 28, 2014 | Panorama
 
Distortion of religion
November 14, 2014 | Panorama
 
We must let the tears flow
October 31, 2014 | Panorama
 
Not celebrate, let's wake up
October 17, 2014 | Panorama
 
Modi warm, but late realisations
October 3, 2014 | Panorama
 
The farmer knew about the scot vote
September 19, 2014 | Panorama
 
Animals, not humans, are human 
September 5, 2014 | Panorama
 
Faith being distorted
August 22, 2014 | Opinion
 
We didn’t know he was laughing at life
August 14, 2014 | Tribute
 
Even babies weren’t spared
August 8, 2014 | Panorama
   
Racism, the undying evil
July 25, 2014 | Panorama
 
Fewer mouths, fewer problems
July 11, 2014 | Panorama
 
The selfless Emirati
June 27, 2014 | Panorama
 
 
We've deep respect for women: Mohamed
June 13, 2014 | Panorama
 
Mr Maliki Iraqis first, allies later
May 30, 2014 | Panorama
      
 
The game liberates
May 16, 2014 | Panorama
 
The importance of lying
May 2, 2014 | Panorama
 
Mr Jaitley, not expected of you
May 1, 2014 | Opinion
 
 
Minorities mustn't give up
April 18, 2014 | Panorama
 
 
Democracy or not it pays to divide

April 7, 2014 | Panorama
 
 239 lives can’t vanish
April 4, 2014 | Panorama
 
 
Racism well-served

March 21, 21014 | Panorama
 
No more than a myth
March 7, 21014 | Panorama
 
No compulsion in religion
February 21, 21014 | Panorama
 
UAE, citadel of all-pervasive technology
February 13, 2014 | Opinion
 
Pity the heart can’t speak
February 7, 2014 | Panorama
 
This is one piece I never wanted to write
January 31, 2014 | Opinion
 
The uncommon power of the common man 
January 30, 2014 | Opinion
 
The outsider counts
January 24, 2014 | Panorama
 
It can come anytime
January 10, 2014 | Panorama
 
 
Snowden, the good tattler
December 27, 2013 | Panorama
 
Accept and all will be fine
December 26, 2013 | Time Out
 
Democracy doesn’t forgive
December 13, 2013 | Panorama
 
Not colour, man shall rule
December 7, 2013 | Opinion
 
Harmony rules
November 29, 2013 | Panorama
 
Her hopes have been dented forever
November 24, 2013 | Opinion
 
Why London chose Calcutta?
November 22, 2013 | Panorama
 
A cruelty that’s perplexing
November 8, 2013 | Panorama
 
US, anything but democratic
October 25, 2013 | Panorama
 
They need emotional relief

October 11, 2013 | Panorama
 
 
Indians prefer UAE to Europe
October 1, 2013 | Opinion
 
No time to talk
August 30, 2013 | Panorama
 
Love beckons
August 16, 2013 | Panorama
 
It’s time we left Diana alone
August 12, 2013 | Opinion
 
An Eid they didn’t want
August 2, 2013 | Panorama
 
From US to Italy to Croatia, same
July 19, 2013 | Panorama
 
   
A shade chosen by God
July 5, 2013 | Panorama
 
 
Is US targeting basic liberty?
June 21, 2013 | Panorama
 
Sheikha Jawaher — emulative deeds
June 19, 2013 | Opinion
 
25 is no age to go
June 7, 2013 | Panorama
 
 
Libertarian, time you acted
May 24, 2013 | Panorama
 
Flannelled embarrassments
May 18, 2013 | Opinion
 
Gashes are best known to the wounded
May 10, 2013 | Panorama
 
Speedy justice, not just justice
April 26, 2013 | Panorama
 
 
Answer your instinct
April 12, 2012 | Panorama
 
What is wrong? What is right?
March 29, 2013 | Panorama
 
 
Age taints
February 22, 2013 | Panorama
 
 
Plath to Monroe to the ordinary
February 8, 2013 | Panorama
 
What a ball game!
February 8, 2013 | Opinion
 
Pitch in for bliss
January 25, 2013 | Panorama
 
UAE’s environmental march emulative
January 17, 2013 | Opinion
 
Hunted knows what it’s to be hunted
January 11, 2013 | Panorama
 
Murder that’s being called rape
December 30, 2012 | Opinion
 
Not over till it’s over
December 28, 2012 | Panorama
 
Give up to freedom’s lair
December 27, 2012 | Time Out
 
Women, equal partners in liberty
December 21, 2012 | Opinion
 
Heathcliff: Victim of apartheid
December 19, 2012 | Features
 
Never lets you down
December 14, 2012 | Panorama
 
Learn to stomach defeat
December 13, 2012 | Opinion
 
Allows you your world
November 30, 2012 | Panorama
 
Israel’s periodic massacres must stop
November 20, 2012 | Opinion
 
Recycle attitude, not wrappers
November 16, 2012 | Panorama
 
 Shed your American colour
November 8, 2012 | Opinion
 
Obama no different
November 2, 2012 | Panorama
 
 
It is meant to unite
October 19, 2012 | Panorama
 
Kate sunning not sinning
September 21, 2012 | Panorama
  
Suicide is repulsive but so is pain
September 21, 2012 | Opinion
 
Arm in arms not with arms
September 13, 2012 | Opinion
 
The return of the heathen
September 9, 2012 | Opinion
 
Young, think of your family
September 7, 2012 | Panorama
 
Judge defeats communalism
September 2, 2012 | Opinion
 
Rush for success suicidal
August 24, 2012 | Panorama
 
Forget it, it’s curative
August 10, 2012 | Panorama
 
Theory of Relativity 
July 6, 2012 | Panorama
 
Genuine anguish, but don’t give up
June 22, 2012 | Panorama
 
Free yourself from the uniform
June 8, 2012 | Panorama
 
Not scarcity, sincerity is the issue
May 25, 2012 | Panorama
 
When City turned into an empire
May 16, 2012 | Opinion
 
NGOs: Many do mean business
May 11, 2012 | Panorama
 
 
Search begins in the dark
May 4, 2012 | Opinion
 
It's an absorbing mix
April 27, 2012 | Panorama
 
Avoid the soothsayer
April 13, 2012 | Panorama
 
Bully, the disguised tyrant
March 6, 2012 | Opinion
 
Minister’s sacking boost for democracy
March 30, 2012 | Panorama
 
We have heard you, now act
March 16, 2012 | Panorama
 
In pain we turn to Him
February 24, 2012 | Panorama
 
Minorities, you have to win your rights
February 13, 2012 | Opinion
 
In distress he saw energy
February 11, 2012 | United Kingdom
 
Body bags weren't the goal
February 10, 2012 | Panorama
 
Don’t nag the elected
January 27, 2012 | Panorama
 
Imran, not cleavage it’s the economy
January 13, 2012 | Panorama
 
Just one resolution: Keep walking
December 30, 2011 | Panorama
 
 
Give them a chance, they have been elected
December 16, 2011 | Panorama
 
The warmth is a big draw
December 2, 2011 | Panorama
 
We owe our lives to all
November 18, 2011 | Panorama
 
Man is condemned to be free
November 4, 2011 | Panorama
 
 
The tyrannosaurus is gone
October 22, 2011 | Opinion
 
No compulsion in faith
October 21, 2011 | Panorama
 
The poor need a deadline
October 7, 2011 | Panorama
 

September 23, 2011 | Panorama
 

September 9, 2011 | Panorama
 

August 26, 2011 | Panorama
 

August 12, 2011 | Panorama
  
Calcutta or London
July 22, 2011 | Panorama
 

July 1, 2011 | Panorama
 

June 17, 2011 | Panorama
 
Harassed by destiny
June 3, 2011 | Panorama
 
Liberty has become a statue
May 20, 2011 | Panorama
 
Not peerage passion matters
May 6, 2011 | Panorama
 
Shroud, the only certainty

April 22, 2011 | Panorama
 
Qadhafi is wrong, is America right?
April 8, 2011 | Panorama
 
Brought the pitch to him 
March 25, 2011 | Panorama
 
 
Someone has to go for some to live
March 11, 2010 | Panorama
 

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