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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Karan Thapar


The writer is a senior journalist based in Delhi.

Court must remember: It is supreme because it’s final not because it’s infallible
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Whilst justice is important, judges must not take themselves too seriously. Even if their amour propre is offended, it does not mean the institution has been questioned or justice brought into disrepute.

Has Yogi Adityanath revealed BJP’s real feelings about Muslims?
Wed, Jan 29, 2020

Whilst the government sends ministers to the Valley to reach out to Kashmiris, Adityanath, single-handedly, is taunting and ridiculing Muslims in Uttar Pradesh. Yet Amit Shah and Narendra Modi are silent.

Boris Johnson’s desire to exit EU may fizzle out in the face of multiple roadblocks
Mon, Sep 09, 2019

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?
Fri, Sep 21, 2018

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

A moral leadership deficit
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

The response to Kathua and Unnao highlights an absence.

Stooping to cover
Wed, Feb 21, 2018

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

A meeting, a conspiracy
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

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

A Court-Mandated Diwali
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

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
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

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

A Gift Of Words And Silence
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

It marks out the good politicians from the bad

The Man Who Won’t Be President
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

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

Not The Indian Army I Know
Thu, May 25, 2017

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

The mysterious Mr Jadhav
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

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

Karan Thapar column: When Rahul cried vendetta
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

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