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Tavleen Singh

Tavleen Singh

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

No longer sure Modi’s idea of governance is different to those who ruined India with 5-year plans
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

If Modi continues to adopt policies reminiscent of Indira Gandhi’s ‘ghareebi hatao’ days, he will end up betraying the mandate he was given.

Fifth Column: Yes, Prime Minister
Sun, Jan 31, 2016

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.

Missing in Davos, the buzz around India that once was
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Finance minister, RBI governor, Indian businessmen did a good job presenting their case but sadly it was mostly Indians who seemed interested

Fifth column: Could Rohith have been saved?
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

The ministers in the Modi government who interfered in student politics should also have the grace to resign.

Davos, barometer of the changing way the investor views India
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Over 20 years, transition from an economy without allure to India Everywhere to Make in India

Fifth column: A vital year
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

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.

Fifth column: After Pathankot what?
Sun, Jan 10, 2016

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.

Fifth column: Hope in the New Year?
Sun, Jan 03, 2016

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.

Fifth Column: Horror and holy cows
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

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.

You should have ability to restore status quo ante (on perception)… at times we could not: Arun Jaitley
Thu, Dec 24, 2015

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

Proud I created an asset for Delhi: Arun Jaitley opens up on DDCA corruption row
Sun, Dec 20, 2015

Arun Jaitley tells The Indian Express why he feels the AAP is playing the victim card.

Fifth Column: No boom, just gloom
Sun, Dec 20, 2015

The Modi government must prepare for an endless non-cooperation movement and get on with the task of governance.

Not even 1 percent of what AAP is saying is true: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

On Kirti Azad: ‘Every party has a Trojan horse’

Fifth Column: Sonia’s threat
Sun, Dec 13, 2015

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.

Fifth column: Modi loses control
Sun, Dec 06, 2015

Rahul Gandhi gave Narendra Modi a lecture last week on how to behave like a Prime Minister.

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.