Saeed Naqvi’s Being the Other: The Muslim in India, (Aleph, 2016) is both a hot potato and a fragrant mango. Perhaps this should be the other way around: a fragrant mango and a hot potato. In the Introduction the veteran journalist and commentator says he had: “Intended this book to be memoir. However, in its final form, a part of it is a procession of images, ‘scratches on the mind’. The rest comprises my observations and eye witness accounts of various seminal events in c