By falling back into the BJP’s arms Nitish Kumar has made one thing clear: He can no longer harbour ambitions to be PM. For the BJP, a powerful opponent has been nuetralised. But the Bihar CM’s reliability as an ally is now dubious.
Naiyer Masud’s stories record the details of a decaying culture with dignity. A quintessential representative of Awadh culture, he was born in Lucknow, taught in the city and lived there till his death. He is perhaps the only writer to have translated Franz Kafka into Urdu.