Tavleen Singh, a leading Columnist associated with The Indian Express. Find all Columns from Tavleen Singh here.
Violence against Dalits is not something that began in the past two years as the tenor of the debate in Parliament would have us believe.
Fifth Column: Every time the Valley explodes, experts emerge to pronounce in ponderous tones that we need to find a ‘political solution’ instead of just a military one.
The ideology of Islamism is directly responsible for creating these monsters who become bereft even of basic humanity.
The great Indian dream in those times was a government job. Private enterprise and profit were dirty words. Entrepreneurs who produced more than their licences permitted were punished.
He maintained a dignified silence, as RBI Governors should, in the initial months of his appointment. But no sooner did Narendra Modi become PM than he took to commenting on almost everything.
The great strength of the Indic religions is that they do not believe that theirs is the only truth and theirs the only God. This must not change.
According to said news item, there are plans afoot to build Sanskriti schools across India for the benefit of bureaucrats’ children when their parents get transferred out of Delhi.
The awful Swami Adityanath went so far as to demand that Akhlaq’s family be arrested on cow slaughter charges. Is he sick or mad?
Prime Minister seems unaware that reforms are needed not just in the economy if real ‘parivartan’ is to ever happen in our ancient, decrepit land.
At a time when jihadi terrorism has proved that it is the biggest threat to the world as we know it, whipping up fears over Hindutva terrorism is absurd and has a hollow ring. Yet this continues to be the Congress party’s only weapon against the BJP.
As someone who lives in Maharashtra, I can report that in this state nothing has changed since a BJP chief minister took power two years ago.
In my view, the Prime Minister has done a great job of improving India’s image in the world and his foreign policy initiatives have been good.
If the Prime Minister is serious about fighting corruption, then this defence scandal gives him a real chance to go deeper into the causes of the rot.
If the Prime Minister wants to stop having his agenda for governance and development derailed, he must build better relations with the media.
It was with sadness and cynicism that I watched the unprecedented outpouring of paeans to Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary last week.
This is money that would have been much better spent on improving our disgraceful government schools and appalling government hospitals,
My experience came as a harsh reminder that ‘parivartan’ has not begun to happen in officialdom despite Narendra Modi’s promise of ‘minimum government and maximum governance’.
In India, jihadi violence has a longer history than almost anywhere else because of the Islamic Republic next door.
The ‘idea of India’ that leftists and secularists cling to so passionately is one in which the subcontinent has come to resemble a vast slum, in which the majority of Indians live in degraded conditions without clean water or clean air.
‘Q’ is an important reminder of the exact moment when India began to become a kleptocracy.
It was good to hear the Prime Minister speak in the Lok Sabha last week. Not just because he made a good speech but because we need to hear him a lot more and his rabidly Hindutva ministers a lot less.
In my mind, there is no doubt that in Parliament the BJP won the debate over the latest frenzied distraction.
Frankly I was appalled by the videos I saw. I am no hyper-nationalist but object totally to students demanding that India be broken into pieces.
A solution is not hard to find if the Prime Minister makes it clear that he has a clear, new policy.
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.