Karan Thapar

The writer is a senior journalist based in Delhi.

Articles By Karan Thapar

Boris Johnson’s desire to exit EU may fizzle out in the face of multiple roadblocks

Not surprisingly, Johnson’s behaviour is now widely viewed as bumbling. After the calamitous week he’s suffered, this embarrassing performance could be understandable, but the damage it’s done to his image will not easily be forgotten.

Has the RSS ground shifted?

Mohan Bhagwat’s views about the Constitution, Muslims are radically different from that of his predecessor, K S Sudarshan.

A moral leadership deficit

The response to Kathua and Unnao highlights an absence.

Stooping to cover

Watchdog journalism is being replaced by guard dog journalism. Media is deferential to authority, intolerant of contrarian views.

A meeting, a conspiracy

BJP’s fear and foreboding about the Gujarat outcome leads to a bizarre theory

A Court-Mandated Diwali

Supreme Court's ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi and surrounding towns till November 1 is extreme, unjustified and, perhaps, inadequately thought through.

An Unbecoming Compromise

On the Rohingya, Aung San Suu Kyi lets political expediency dominate principles

A Gift Of Words And Silence

It marks out the good politicians from the bad

The Man Who Won’t Be President

L K Advani would have been the most fitting Sangh Parivar choice for the post.

Not The Indian Army I Know

The force has let itself down in the ‘human shield’ incident in Kashmir

The mysterious Mr Jadhav

The case of the Indian sentenced in Pakistan offers more questions than answers

Karan Thapar column: When Rahul cried vendetta

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s response to the ‘National Herald’ case raises questions.