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