Ujjal Dosanjh


Dosanjh is former Premier of British Columbia, and former Canadian Minister of Health.

The world is in turmoil
Sat, Jul 01, 2017

With the US distracted and the Trump administration preoccupied with the various probes into Russia's meddling in the 2016 elections and the alleged obstruction of justice by the bumbling Donald Trump, one can no longer look to the US at all.

Yogi not prosecuting Yogi is conflict of interest
Tue, May 23, 2017

This column won't litigate the merits, demerits or the legitimacy of the charges against Yogi for which his government has refused to sanction his prosecution.

Triple Talaq a monumental obstruction to gender equality
Mon, May 01, 2017

On the day the picture was taken, the Old Men of the AIMPLB were pontificating on the 'virtues' of Triple Talaq.

Cow vigilantism threatens the body and soul of India
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

Human life is sacred and the holiness of the Cow mustn't supersede it

Imperfect and racist, that is who we are
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

India's Truth is the truth of our racism, the truth of our killing in the name of religion and caste, the truth of our killing for writing, thinking, believing or eating differently.

Dear Shashi Tharoor, your defence of the indefensible political dynasties is disappointing
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

In all good conscience one can't defend the present state of utter internal undemocracy in Congress.

An open letter to my friend Tarek Fatah
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

My friend, in reality your 'celebrity status' in India is an expression of the majoritarian right wingers' unfortunate but rabid minority complex.

Modi wins big for BJP, now he has to show development
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

After Modi became the Prime Minister, the GDP of India hasn't grown at a higher rate than it did before 2014 despite the more favourable change in the way it is now calculated

Why PM Modi is failing India
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

Even a casual observer of the Indian political scene can discern that communalist utterances and violence have been on the rise ever since Modi regime took power in 2014.

Dear Mr Jaitley, you seem to have found framers of India’s Constitution wanting on free speech
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Any state must exist for and because of its people. Their inherent patriotism wills it so.

No Room for debate, a look at what’s happening in India now
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

The long peek into the Political Class in the Room was and is absolutely depressing. In their words and actions the Class seemed quintessential juvenile delinquents.

Dear Modiji, after your recent statements you are no longer the ‘public servant’ PM
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Prime Minister, I urge you to be careful and constructive in the political discourse you engage in or encourage.

Sasikala Spectacle: Shocking what passes for democracy in India
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Chief Minister must not only be freely chosen but must also be seen to be freely chosen.

Donald Trump’s H1B Visa plan: India should not lobby to keep sending our ‘indentured labourers’ abroad
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

A good part of the IT industry's profitability in the US hinges on the significantly lower wages paid to the H1B holders that it imports from India and other countries

PM Modi’s silence emboldens goons like Karni Sena
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

If the PM is silent in the face of the widespread denial and suppression of people's rights, the government and non government actors can and do easily become complicit in it.

Why PM Modi should have corrected President Trump when he said ‘Hindus and Indians’
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

We know Trump is at least semi ignorant, but why did the PMO feel the need to highlight Trump's well known ignorance by repeating his words?

At crossroads, India cries out for inclusive leadership
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

After three years of the Modi mandate, India stands at a fork in the road.

Dear Donald Trump, you are an illegitimate President-elect; you will be a less than legitimate President
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Even after getting elected you haven't stopped lengthening the already too long a screed of lies.

The US took Osama bin Laden out; would Modi order a cross border strike to take out the terrorist Masood Azhar?
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Modi government is making the same mistakes that Nehru once made. It was Nehru's naive idealism that we are paying for in Kashmir and with China.

Bengaluru mass molestation: Dear Siddaramaiah, sack your imbecilic Home Minister G Parameshwara
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

Bengaluru mass molestation: Chief Minister, your home minister Mr G Parameshwara is the shame of India for mindlessly blaming the sexual assaults of hundreds of women upon the victims themselves.

People must force Narendra Modi to provide a jumla-free sarkar in 2017
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Domestically and internationally, the Modi government is stumbling from one blunder to another.

Dear PM Modi, how will Shivaji and Patel react when they see their statues?
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

PM Modi, if they could magically reappear in flesh and blood on the Indian soil, how would Shivaji and Patel, icons of India, respond to being cast, nay imprisoned in stone?

Truth is Truth: Why fear uttering it in the public square?
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

I mention demonetisation only to point out that unfortunately the Congress' response to it has been worse than anaemic.

Open letter to SRK: ‘King Khan’, you bowed to hate, hate won
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

'King Khan', after you sold out to hate and fear in a deplorable deal with Thackeray's MNS, what do we call you?

Donald Trump: America’s last chance to elect a misogynist, racist and proto-fascist President
Sat, Nov 05, 2016

Trump has proven to be an incorrigible misogynist. He has and continues unapologetically to call women--that won't do his bidding or those he doesn't like--slobs, dogs, fat pigs and ugly.

China must not be the international enabler of Pakistani terror
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

In both Uri and Quetta the intended victims were asleep, and as such soft targets, when stealthy attacked.

Open letter to Karan Johar: I’m sad that you surrendered your freedom of expression
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

Karan Johar, I am sad that you surrendered to the forces of darkness and despotism.

Anger, fear and hate stalk the US and its 2016 presidential election
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

Trump's angry tirades against the "establishment", left wing media and the international bankers wanting to undermine the US sovereignty by defeating him are making his supporters angry.

Surgical strikes: Dear Mr Parrikar, gloating seems uncivilised
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

It doesn't behove the Defence Minister of India, a mature democracy, an ancient and great civilisation to speak in this manner.

Kashmir issue is dangerous and delicate, but not the most intractable facing India
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

The worst and the most intractable drag on India is the almost omnipresent corruption and near complete neglect of people's basic health and educational needs of most of the population in the country.

A journey of a lifetime: Excerpt from Ujjal Dosanjh’s autobiography ‘Journey After Midnight’
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

In his autobiography ‘Journey After Midnight’, Ujjal Dosanjh pens down his experiences -- from life in rural Punjab to cosmopolitan Canada.

How to build a Swachh Bharat: Physical and ethical filth are inseparable
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

There can be absolutely no quarrel with the idea of a physically and environmentally clean Bharat.

Tarun Sagar’s response shows why Indians can’t choose or accept religious control of state
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

India is a democracy. That is why Sagar can and should be able to make such irrational and dangerous utterances that are so inimical to the idea of a secular and inclusive India.

Donald Trump’s politics of division and racism
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Most Hispanics and African Americans will not vote for Trump if their life depended on it, precisely because, pivot or no pivot, they know Trump is a racist.

How about this argument: ‘Pakistan, including POK, is our internal affair’
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

India standing up for peace and human rights in Balochistan is not interference in the internal affairs of Pakistan

When we left that man to die on Delhi roads, a part of India died too
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

I had been thinking of the recent violence against the Dalits, and that too, for doing what India has made them do for centuries, skin dead cows.