Tavleen Singh, a leading Columnist associated with The Indian Express. Find all Columns from Tavleen Singh here.
If Modi continues to adopt policies reminiscent of Indira Gandhi’s ‘ghareebi hatao’ days, he will end up betraying the mandate he was given.
Modi has three years to go before the next election and this is more than enough time to build a political team capable of putting Delhi’s mighty mandarins in their place.
Finance minister, RBI governor, Indian businessmen did a good job presenting their case but sadly it was mostly Indians who seemed interested
The ministers in the Modi government who interfered in student politics should also have the grace to resign.
Over 20 years, transition from an economy without allure to India Everywhere to Make in India
The most worrying failure of Modi’s first two years as PM has been the absence of job creation. So possibly, the most important thing he can do this year is find out why more jobs are not being created.
Jihadi terrorism is the biggest threat to civilization as we know it, but what we saw in Pathankot last week cannot be dismissed as just another act of jihadi terrorism.
Every one of our political leaders must share the blame, and they would do well to spend this first Sunday of 2016 reflecting on how much their behaviour harmed the interests of the people who elected them.
Muslims have been the automatic target of the beef hysteria, but they are not the only Indians who made a living out of the cattle trade.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley sums up the NDA government’s achievements and failures while seeking to dispel the perception that it has deviated from the parivartan, vikas and achche din it had promised on the way to assuming power. Excerpts from an interview
Arun Jaitley tells The Indian Express why he feels the AAP is playing the victim card.
The Modi government must prepare for an endless non-cooperation movement and get on with the task of governance.
On Kirti Azad: ‘Every party has a Trojan horse’
After returning from another mysterious medical break in a mysterious foreign country, Sonia got the news that the Delhi High Court had accepted that there was merit in the National Herald case.
Rahul Gandhi gave Narendra Modi a lecture last week on how to behave like a Prime Minister.
When a huge star like Aamir Khan chooses instead to talk about his fears of Hindu intolerance, he does his faith a disservice.
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.
If you read the foreign press and watch IS videos on YouTube you know that Yazidi girls have been auctioned in slave markets.
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.
The truth is that us ‘liberal’ types are really the most illiberal people you will ever meet.
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.
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?
Narendra Modi finally spoke, but it was not a strong message and it came too late.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whatever his loyalties to the RSS, he should realise that hyper-nationalism and Hindutva cannot help him bring ‘parivartan’ or ‘vikas.’
The new leader from Gujarat is an unpleasant young man with dodgy political ideas and dodgy political heroes.
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.
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 Narendra Modi as prime minister.
If Yakub Memon had not spent 20 years in jail before he was finally hanged there would have been less sympathy for him.
On behalf of those of us watching from the outside may I say that both parties ended up looking juvenile and silly.
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.