Maseeh Rahman

The writer works for ‘The Guardian’, London, from Delhi.

Articles By Maseeh Rahman

Yakub Memon: Break the official omerta

In Yakub Memon case, state displayed bad faith.

The Barsi excess

The only ground report on the forcible sterilisation campaign during Emergency appeared in a little-known magazine.


Involvement in Mumbai’s unreformed real-estate sector has crippled the city police’s credibility

Parle vous L’Indien?

A show in Paris that starts more than a conversation on Indian art

Inside The Belly of a Whale

Since 2007,France’s Culture Ministry has been inviting a single artist to create a monumental work that would “appeal to the widest possible audiences”.


For any artist,the absolute high point is when a major international museum buys his or her work for its permanent collection.


Goa’s middle-class culture is unique in India. But it is under increasing stress

How not to catch a terrorist

The Delhi Police Special Cell has been indicted in the past for organising fake “encounters”. But clearly Batla House was a genuine...

The riddle of Muslim ‘sleepers’

Pakistan politician Aitzaz Ahsan’s claim that 26/11 terrorists had local help reflects a state in denial....

The loneliness of being Hasan Gafoor

After 26/11,Hasan Gafoor became the target of a sustained media campaign inspired and managed by an influential group of police officers.

Shoeless with the Sena

Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam grabbed headlines by accusing Hasan Gafoor of sleeping in his car on 26/11 while “Kasab’s saathi were taking people’s lives”.

Plan for 5,000 cameras watching Mumbai is put on pause

An ambitious electronic surveillance plan for Mumbai proposed by the city police shortly after 26/11 has been indefinitely delayed.