Tavleen Singh

Tavleen Singh

Tavleen Singh, a leading Columnist associated with The Indian Express. Find all Columns from Tavleen Singh here.

Fifth Column: Intolerance of the real kind
Sun, Nov 29, 2015

When a huge star like Aamir Khan chooses instead to talk about his fears of Hindu intolerance, he does his faith a disservice.

Are Indian Muslims beginning to identify with their brethren in other parts of the world?
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

The truth is that jihadi terrorism has everything to do with Islam for those who think of the time of the Prophet as a blessed time that Muslims must return to.

Fifth column: Lies as history
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

If you read the foreign press and watch IS videos on YouTube you know that Yazidi girls have been auctioned in slave markets.

Fifth Column: Bihar’s future vs Bihar’s past
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

Young Biharis whenever allowed to speak, said in the clearest terms that what Bihar needed most was good schools, hospitals, roads and above all, jobs.

Growing intolerance? What a bunch of old frauds these ‘intellectuals’ have proved to be
Sun, Nov 01, 2015

The truth is that us ‘liberal’ types are really the most illiberal people you will ever meet.

Fifth Column: Enough with Hindutva, it has poisoned the air with hatred, violence
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

Instead, all we have talked about since Mohammad Akhlaq’s barbaric murder are the things that have held India back for decades. Old hatreds, old enmities, cultural intolerance and religious violence.

Literary politics? Writers weren’t disturbed by past riots because Modi wasn’t PM
Sun, Oct 18, 2015

Writers who would have been adults during the Emergency said that the atmosphere of ‘intolerance’ today was worse than it was then. Really? How many of them have been jailed for saying this?

Fifth Column: The Prime Minister speaks
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

Narendra Modi finally spoke, but it was not a strong message and it came too late.

Dadri’s dire warning: If Modi fails to give India change, it’s because of enemies within his house
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

Akhlaq’s death was foretold from the moment Bharatiya Janata Party chief ministers started banning meat on the excuse of festivals during which it has never been banned before.

Fifth column: Petty cogs in the wheel?
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

Last year, I was in Madison Gardens and reported in this newspaper that rock stars would be lucky to get the adulation that Modi got, writes Tavleen Singh.

Fifth column: American academia strikes
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

It is not just the treatment of NGOs that has made Modi into an undesirable alien in the eyes of American academia, it is also his ‘interference’ in Indian universities and academic institutions.

Fifth Column: It’s the economy, stupid
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

What is most worrying is that the Prime Minister seems even to have allowed Rahul Gandhi to get under his skin with his ‘suit-boot ki sarkar’ comment.

J&K: One year later, high and dry, and angry in Srinagar
Mon, Sep 07, 2015

In residential areas, narrow streets and tiny alleys continue to be filled with remnants from the floods. Rubble and broken pieces of wood lie in heaps.

Fifth column: Wasting a mandate
Sun, Sep 06, 2015

Whatever his loyalties to the RSS, he should realise that hyper-nationalism and Hindutva cannot help him bring ‘parivartan’ or ‘vikas.’

Fifth Column: A message from Gujarat
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

The new leader from Gujarat is an unpleasant young man with dodgy political ideas and dodgy political heroes.

Fifth Column: India deserves better
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Nitish Kumar objected to the manner in which Narendra Modi announced the amount of investment the Central government is planning for Bihar on the dodgy grounds that it sounded as if Bihar was being auctioned off.

Fifth Column: Dynastic tremors
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

It made me happier to hear Rahul Gandhi admit that he was “here to save the people of India from Narendra Modi”.

Sonia Gandhi makes it clearer that she still does not accept Modi as PM
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

Sonia Gandhi makes it clearer that she still does not accept Narendra Modi as prime minister.

A war that India must win
Sun, Aug 02, 2015

If Yakub Memon had not spent 20 years in jail before he was finally hanged there would have been less sympathy for him.

Fifth Column: A methodical attack
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

On behalf of those of us watching from the outside may I say that both parties ended up looking juvenile and silly.

Fifth Column: Another argument
Sun, Jul 19, 2015

It gives me another chance to reiterate that Dr Sen is to blame for keeping vast majority of Indians poor, hungry and illiterate for decades.

Fifth column: Questions for a Nobel laureate Amartya Sen
Sun, Jul 19, 2015

What I do not understand is why Dr Sen as a virtual advisor to the last government did not get Dr Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi to change this horrible state of affairs.

Fifth Column: What happened to ‘Lalitgate’?
Sun, Jul 05, 2015

No. The media has not come out well of Lalitgate. But, nobody has come out worse than the Congress Party.

Fifth Column: Mistakes and more mistakes
Sun, Jun 28, 2015

If lustre has begun to fade from image of PM who last year at this time was a rock star, he has himself to blame.

Fifth Column: Urgent parivartan needed
Sun, Jun 21, 2015

The NITI Aayog has so far functioned in slow motion and this is most unfortunate.

Fifth Column: Lessons from yoga
Sun, Jun 14, 2015

Religious studies can be a subject in schools and colleges but religion cannot define Indian civilisation.

Fifth Column: Sabka saath sabka vikas?
Sun, Jun 07, 2015

Has Devendra Fadnavis thought what foreign investors will make of a city in which children are jailed on the pretext of taking them into state care?

Fifth column: A defeated agenda
Sun, May 31, 2015

PM Modi needs to remember that if it becomes easier to do business in India it will help jobless, self-employed, very poor people much more than rich businessmen like Ambani and Adani.

Fifth Column: A warp in the viewfinder
Sun, May 24, 2015

And India stands once more, they say, on the verge of deep despair.

Fifth Column: A bad idea
Sun, May 17, 2015

If jobs do not start raining down, Modi will soon see signs of enormous despair.

Fifth Column: Modi’s first year in office
Sun, May 10, 2015

PM’s biggest failure has been his inability to give a hint of new policies in education and healthcare.

Fifth Column: Future planning
Sun, May 03, 2015

Rahul is back with an ideology: Nehruvian Socialism.

Fifth Column: Lies and more lies
Sun, Apr 26, 2015

Rahul Gandhi's lies are serious and so must be analysed seriously.

Fifth Column: Clarity on Kashmir
Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Nobody seriously believes that there will be another redrawing of India’s borders.

Fifth column: A five-star hullabaloo
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

When Modi promised to eliminate laws that came in the way of the justice system moving faster.

Fifth Column: Meaningless hysterics
Sun, Apr 05, 2015

There have been no massacres of Christians, Muslims, Sikhs or Dalits since Narendra Modi took office.