Friday, Nov 28, 2014
Tavleen Singh

Tavleen Singh

Fifth column: Right about-turn
Sun, Nov 23, 2014

In a country in which every political party is Leftist, the lament is puzzling.

Fifth Column: Old idols in a new world
Sun, Nov 16, 2014

So what is this legacy that everyone is fighting over in the week of Nehru’s 125th birth anniversary?

Fifth Column: The doomsday club
Sun, Nov 09, 2014

The point I am making is that there exists in Delhi today a doomsday club that does not miss any chance to predict that India is finished.

Fifth column: Cultural renewal
Sun, Nov 02, 2014

Inevitable, since mass education is such a mess that most children leave school without learning to read a storybook.

Fifth column: Real change please
Sun, Oct 26, 2014

The Prime Minister has repeated often that he believes the government has “no business to be in business”, but his ministers are not listening.

Fifth Column: Do we hear a death knell?
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Democratic feudalism has reduced our smaller states to fiefdoms over which a handful of families lay claim.

Fifth Column: Modi’s first real test
Sun, Oct 12, 2014

The Congress dream has always been only to “alleviate” poverty.

Public hygiene and politics
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

Most children who die in India before they get to their fifth birthday die of preventable diseases like diarrhoea and malaria.

The visit, the arrival
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

In the US, Modi changed India’s image, and his own.

Indians of New York
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

For the diaspora, Modi can make miracles happen.

Fifth column: With due respect
Sun, Sep 28, 2014

Could the honourable judges not have paid attention to the inextinguishable fires that burn underground.

Fifth Column: Wasting a mandate?
Sun, Sep 21, 2014

While the Prime Minister talks about “minimum government”, his ministers seem not to have understood what this means.

Fifth column: Parivartan needed urgently
Sun, Sep 14, 2014

Social welfare system created by Nehruvian socialist India is supposed to help our weakest citizens. It does the opposite.

Fifth column: Love jihad vs real jihad
Sun, Sep 07, 2014

It is time to stop being politically correct, and draw some red lines before it is too late.

Fifth Column: Myths, lies and punditry
Sun, Aug 31, 2014

Unless the licence raj goes, India will never build the institutions of higher learning that we so desperately need.

Defeat and delusions
Sun, Aug 24, 2014

The Prime Minister had to select his team from the ranks of his own party but he is now making a serious effort to change the way his party thinks.

Fifth column: A new direction
Sun, Aug 17, 2014

So it came as music to my jaded ears to hear the Prime Minister remind us of all the things we like to disregard.

Renewal on August 15
Sun, Aug 10, 2014

Continuity is the last thing the average Indian wants because continuity means his children have no hope.

Fifth column: Ending tax terrorism?
Sun, Aug 03, 2014

Please dear Finance Minister file your wealth tax returns online as an exercise to see how devious are the ways of Indian officialdom.

A test for brown sahibs
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

In 2014, of the 1,122 new recruits for the civil service, only 53 came from those who wrote papers in Indian languages

What the poor want
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

The mindset of India has remained mired in economic and political ideas that should have died with the fall of Berlin wall.

Fifth column: Too cautious for change
Sun, Jul 13, 2014

The last government left behind a legacy of bad laws that should be immediately torn up and thrown away.

Fifth column: Another licence raj must end
Sun, Jul 06, 2014

It was this licence raj that prevented Kapil Sibal from allowing 1,500 new universities to be built.

Fifth column: Ignore the pundits, PM
Sun, Jun 29, 2014

Most political pundits ike to think they are guardians of India’s ‘pluralism’ and cannot believe that voters rejected this fine ideal.

Fifth column: Courtiers on the move
Sun, Jun 22, 2014

If the Prime Minister wants to deliver on his promise of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’ he will have to implement drastic changes.

Fifth column: An end to socialist elitism?
Sun, Jun 15, 2014

Modi does not see poverty as romantic or alluring. Having lived in poverty, he knows the indignities it imposes if you are not a tourist.

Fifth Column: All the PM’s pundits
Sun, Jun 08, 2014

So utterly forgotten are the doomsday predictions that many of these pundits have now started to behave as if they were members of the new PM’s team.

Fifth Column: Reality hurts hard
Sun, Jun 01, 2014

India needs a strong, vigilant opposition party as much as it needs an effective government.

Fifth column: Economic freedom at last?
Sun, May 25, 2014

To deliver on his promises of change and development, Modi will to have to first deliver on his assurance that there will be 'maximum governance and minimum government'.

Fifth Column: Why Modi won
Sun, May 18, 2014

At the risk of blowing my own horn I have to say that it was more than a year ago that I saw the first signs of a Modi wave.

Fifth Column: Election Redux
Sun, May 11, 2014

It is an election about “vikas” and “parivartan” and Modi is seen as the magician who can make these things happen.

No more petitioners: No more petitioners
Sun, May 04, 2014

Incidentally, one of the most dangerous things he has done is to lie about the Adani Group having been given farmers’ land at throwaway prices.

Fifth Column: A dangerous disconnect
Sat, Apr 26, 2014

'If Modi destroys the India created by 67 years of Congress-style secularism and socialism, he will be doing India a real service'.

Fifth column: Sonia’s loving message
Mon, Apr 21, 2014

So fascinated was I by Sonia’s Bharatiyata appeal that I watched it more than once in Hindi and in English and longer I watched, the more I saw a case for slander.

Fifth column: Ram and Raavan
Sun, Apr 13, 2014

If only Modi had spared time to give Muslims some assurance that they have no reason to fear him, this election may not have brought with it two conflicting narratives.

Fifth column: Reversing roles
Sat, Apr 05, 2014

Congress campaign managers had carefully planned a strategy that was centered around frightening voters to shun Modi on Hindutva grounds.