Ujjal Dosanjh

Dosanjh is former Premier of British Columbia, and former Canadian Minister of Health.

Articles By Ujjal Dosanjh

The world is in turmoil

With the US distracted and the Trump administration preoccupied with the various probes into Russia's meddling in the 2016 elections and the alleged obstruction of justice by the bumbling Donald Trump, one can no longer look to the US at all.

Yogi not prosecuting Yogi is conflict of interest

This column won't litigate the merits, demerits or the legitimacy of the charges against Yogi for which his government has refused to sanction his prosecution.

Triple Talaq a monumental obstruction to gender equality

On the day the picture was taken, the Old Men of the AIMPLB were pontificating on the 'virtues' of Triple Talaq.

Cow vigilantism threatens the body and soul of India

Human life is sacred and the holiness of the Cow mustn't supersede it

Imperfect and racist, that is who we are

India's Truth is the truth of our racism, the truth of our killing in the name of religion and caste, the truth of our killing for writing, thinking, believing or eating differently.

Dear Shashi Tharoor, your defence of the indefensible political dynasties is disappointing

In all good conscience one can't defend the present state of utter internal undemocracy in Congress.

An open letter to my friend Tarek Fatah

My friend, in reality your 'celebrity status' in India is an expression of the majoritarian right wingers' unfortunate but rabid minority complex.

Modi wins big for BJP, now he has to show development

After Modi became the Prime Minister, the GDP of India hasn't grown at a higher rate than it did before 2014 despite the more favourable change in the way it is now calculated

Why PM Modi is failing India

Even a casual observer of the Indian political scene can discern that communalist utterances and violence have been on the rise ever since Modi regime took power in 2014.

Dear Mr Jaitley, you seem to have found framers of India’s Constitution wanting on free speech

Any state must exist for and because of its people. Their inherent patriotism wills it so.

No Room for debate, a look at what’s happening in India now

The long peek into the Political Class in the Room was and is absolutely depressing. In their words and actions the Class seemed quintessential juvenile delinquents.

Dear Modiji, after your recent statements you are no longer the ‘public servant’ PM

Prime Minister, I urge you to be careful and constructive in the political discourse you engage in or encourage.

Sasikala Spectacle: Shocking what passes for democracy in India

Chief Minister must not only be freely chosen but must also be seen to be freely chosen.

Donald Trump’s H1B Visa plan: India should not lobby to keep sending our ‘indentured labourers’ abroad

A good part of the IT industry's profitability in the US hinges on the significantly lower wages paid to the H1B holders that it imports from India and other countries

PM Modi’s silence emboldens goons like Karni Sena

If the PM is silent in the face of the widespread denial and suppression of people's rights, the government and non government actors can and do easily become complicit in it.

Why PM Modi should have corrected President Trump when he said ‘Hindus and Indians’

We know Trump is at least semi ignorant, but why did the PMO feel the need to highlight Trump's well known ignorance by repeating his words?

At crossroads, India cries out for inclusive leadership

After three years of the Modi mandate, India stands at a fork in the road.

Dear Donald Trump, you are an illegitimate President-elect; you will be a less than legitimate President

Even after getting elected you haven't stopped lengthening the already too long a screed of lies.

The US took Osama bin Laden out; would Modi order a cross border strike to take out the terrorist Masood Azhar?

Modi government is making the same mistakes that Nehru once made. It was Nehru's naive idealism that we are paying for in Kashmir and with China.

Bengaluru mass molestation: Dear Siddaramaiah, sack your imbecilic Home Minister G Parameshwara

Bengaluru mass molestation: Chief Minister, your home minister Mr G Parameshwara is the shame of India for mindlessly blaming the sexual assaults of hundreds of women upon the victims themselves.