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Tunku Varadarajan

Tunku Varadarajan is the Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

Reverse swing: The Bharat Mata test
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

The escalation of the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, incident has shown us up as a truly petty people.

Reverse swing: In praise of T20
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

A form of cricket once scorned by the purists can be a thing of real beauty.

Reverse Swing: After the horror in Brussels
Sun, Mar 27, 2016

On March 22, multiple explosions in Brussels left 31 dead. Five takeaways from the most recent act of Islamist terrorism in the West.

Reverse swing: Playing cricket for my life
Sun, Mar 20, 2016

Here’s an Indian Test XI that would fight to the bitter end. I start with Gavaskar and Sehwag. And please note there is no Tendulkar.

Reverse swing: Why Trump suits Hillary
Sun, Mar 13, 2016

The billionaire is wrecking the Republican Party — and making things easy for the Democrats.

Reverse swing: The beauty of sedition
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

Let us hail Kanhaiya. If not for his politics, then certainly for the eloquence of his language.

Reverse Swing: Dear Mr Modi, more growth, less Hindutva
Sun, Feb 28, 2016

The ruling party should leave secularism alone. Economic reform is what will save India from itself

Reverse Swing: The BJP versus the jholawala
Sun, Feb 21, 2016

Some lessons from the national embarrassment that is the JNU sedition affair. Will non-Hindutva Modi voters be left in the lurch?

Reverse Swing: Modi is not Trump, Trump is not Modi
Sun, Feb 14, 2016

One is a political freak, the other a self-made leader with a vision for his country. The comparisons are amusing, but utterly facile.

Reverse swing: Racist Bangalore, racist India
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Indians need to take drastic action to end racism against black Africans. We can’t be behaving like animals toward foreigners in our country.

Reverse Swing: Europe’s cultural nightmare
Sun, Jan 31, 2016

There’s a galloping sense of ‘buyer’s remorse’, as the Old Continent wakes up to the truth that it has taken on a mass of people who cannot be assimilated.

Reverse Swing: My ‘anti-national’ brother
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

A respected journalist is gagged by goons on a university campus.

Reverse Swing: Nikki of America
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

Ms Haley is Indian-American, and Christian, and a political star.

Reverse swing: Five lessons from Pathankot
Sun, Jan 10, 2016

What India must do—and not do—in its war against terrorists

Reverse swing: The good, the bad and the ugly from India in 2015
Sun, Jan 03, 2016

From foreign policy to gay sex, what went wrong and what went right.

Reverse Swing: Christmas in the Ummah
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

The hypocrisy of the Islamic world is laid bare once more

Jyoti Singh: Let’s say it aloud, again and again
Sun, Dec 20, 2015

As Nirbhaya, Jyoti became a symbol of civic convenience that fit with Indian society’s patriarchy. We know her name. Let’s say it aloud, again and again

The India we hate and love
Sun, Dec 13, 2015

All that makes and breaks the country — faith to family, politics to media.

Reverse swing: The India that says no
Sun, Dec 06, 2015

In both, cricket and politics, what we were seeing was a species of indignant, nationalist pushback against standards set by the West.

Reverse swing: No cricket with Pakistan
Sun, Nov 29, 2015

I’d be lying if I were to say that I don’t enjoy watching India play Pak. That word — enjoy — is a meagre way to describe the feelings that course through millions of Indians when India takes on its westerly neighbour.

Reverse swing: What Paris tells us
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

It hardly needs stating, also, that the Islamist terrorists are as brutal to those Muslims who aren’t of a hardline Salafi creed as they are to non-Muslim infidels.

Reverse swing – Wanted: A humble new Modi
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

There’s only one truly pan-Indian leader, Modi, whether we like him or not. The salvation of India rests with him, provided he reforms himself.

Reverse Swing: Modi’s governance is a lost opportunity
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

India needed a leader of the nation. Instead, it got the leader of a party.

Reverse swing: Modi’s biggest failure to date is one of foreign policy
Sun, Nov 01, 2015

The government has scarred its foreign policy with its stupidity on Nepal.

Reverse Swing: When Viru batted, India was Basanti
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

The best name for Sehwag is the Great Deflator. No modern batsman could take the wind out of an opening attack — deflate it, in other words — as adeptly as Sehwag.

Reverse Swing: A byte of beef
Sun, Oct 18, 2015

The Desi Modi stands in depressing contrast to Modi Abroad

Reverse Swing: In praise of Pranab babu
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

The president went where the PM feared to go

Fridge of death: We’re still a benighted land mired in the muck of bigotry
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

The murder of Mohammad Akhlaq shows up India in all its ugliness.

Reverse swing: Modi in the land of the free (market)
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

Indian-Americans are in a frenzy yet again over yet another visit to the US by Narendra Modi.

Despite being Muslim…bedtime reading for the Culture Minister
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Our culture minister is a man who can’t quite bring himself to believe that Muslims can be proper Indians.

Mind your language
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Panchjanya is utterly misguided about English and Hindi

Reverse swing: Road rage
Sun, Sep 06, 2015

Commentators on the subject have mocked him as conforming to the Hindu nationalists’ idea of a “good Muslim”.

Reverse Swing: The great Indian wheelchair trick
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Indians hate to walk. At sprawling foreign airports, they often don’t need to.

Reverse Swing: Lanka lessons for Modi
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

What the Prime Minister can learn from the recent elections in the Emerald Isle.

Reverse Swing- Dear India: I’m Indian too!
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

I’m Rafi over Kishore Kumar, Dravid over Tendulkar. But I’m not Indian. Or, put another way: I’m not an Indian citizen.

Reverse Swing: Time for some ‘Lanka kaand’
Sun, Aug 09, 2015

Indian cricket teams are infuriating.