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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Tavleen Singh

Tavleen Singh

Tavleen Singh, a leading Columnist associated with The Indian Express. Find all Columns from Tavleen Singh here.

The road to Ram’s temple: If Congress party believed in real secularism, Ayodhya movement would never have happened
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

Let Muslims join in building the temple and when it is ready let both communities come together to build a mosque on the other bank of the Saryu river.

PM Modi has chosen to work in a cocoon since he first took the job six years ago
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

The PM has a second chance to fulfil the promise to move India from the limited goal of poverty alleviation, to a grander goal of real prosperity.

Modi seems to have forgotten that the country is more important than BJP expansionism
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

The Congress party is in a worse position in every way. Its dirty laundry has not only been washed in public, it is still hanging on a public clothesline.

Priyanka Gandhi’s eviction from accommodation is an opportunity to evict everyone else as well
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

While we are on the subject it is also a good time for the Prime Minister to abandon his grandiose plans to rebuild Parliament and build a house for himself on the Central Vista.

What PM Modi needs now more than ever are real nationalists around him
Sun, Jul 05, 2020

Real patriots and nationalists are those who speak truth to power in the fullest sense of that term. Modi needs them today more than ever.

If we cannot control attacks within our borders, what chance is there for us to be able to control attacks on our borders?
Sun, Jun 28, 2020

Where are the men who are in charge of national security? Where is the National Security Advisor? He has not been seen since he trotted off to the Tablighi Jamaat’s headquarters in Delhi in the early days of the pandemic.

When India appears to be teetering on the edge of another war with China, it is not ‘anti-national’ to ask questions
Sun, Jun 21, 2020

Instead of fielding arrogant BJP spokesmen it would have been wiser to field those who are actually responsible for the defence of this country. Where was the Chief of Defence Staff? Where was the Army Chief?

Millions of Indians suffered because of administrative failures on a criminal scale
Sun, Jun 14, 2020

Having had nearly two decades of administrative experience before becoming Prime Minister, these failures of Modi’s administration are both surprising and very worrying.

It is time our politicians rediscover what life is like in the backwaters of the ‘real India’
Sun, Jun 07, 2020

In the aftermath of the cyclone, without phones, emails and digital newspapers, I have found time to dwell on the absurdity of political leaders and high officials sitting in distant cities deciding the future of people who live in what can only be described as another country.

If Solicitor General exceeded his brief in his statement in SC, PM should sack him
Sun, May 31, 2020

Tavleen Singh writes: Tushar Mehta's statement has done the Prime Minister more harm than anything said by us ‘prophets of doom.’ This is because Mr Mehta showed arrogant contempt for those who have suffered. They have suffered due to criminal negligence on the part of our officials. Not Covid-19.

Nothing to celebrate on anniversary of first year of Narendra Modi’s second term in office
Sun, May 24, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried in his latest address to the nation to revive the dream of the 21st century being India’s century and promised reforms that would make this dream a reality. The pandemic gives him a second chance to achieve this old goal.

In a democracy that aspires to build free market economy, all govt needs to do is get out of the way
Sun, May 17, 2020

Last week the Prime Minister returned to those old promises he made of taking India in a new economic direction. This time those same old promises were packaged as Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

This is not the best of times. It is the worst
Sun, May 10, 2020

In India if we continue with what is believed to be the severest lockdown of any country, we could end up with an economic situation in which millions of very poor people will be pushed back under that awful poverty line.

Tavleen Singh writes: Coronavirus pandemic gives PM Modi opportunity to go back to his promises
Sun, Apr 26, 2020

Sadly, in the past six years there has not been the smallest sign yet that Narendra Modi meant what he said. In some matters the exact opposite has happened, in the form of a company law that seeks to interfere in the minutest details of doing business.

It’s time for PM Modi to go out of his way to win back Muslims’ trust
Sun, Apr 19, 2020

If there is one good thing that this virus has done it is that it has put an end to the problems created by the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). It has to stay that way. Never before has India more needed to come together to fight a common enemy.

Now that there is talk that lockdown will be extended, new fears have begun to spread
Sun, Apr 12, 2020

Stories of farmers unable to reach markets to sell their freshly harvested grain are as heartbreaking as the stories from Mumbai’s slums. Vegetables and fruit are being allowed to rot in the fields because there is nothing else that can be done with them.

It is very important to stop the virus from spreading exponentially, but is this even possible?
Sun, Apr 05, 2020

Tavleen Singh writes: We thanked our frontline corona warriors in advance on the day of the Janata Curfew by ringing bells and banging our ‘thalis’ but can we now ensure that they have the protective equipment they desperately need?

Does PM Narendra Modi trust us enough to tell us what his strategy is?
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

It is only when he shows that he trusts us enough to give us some idea of what he plans to do to bring us safely through this terrible battle, that has no battlefield and no visible enemy, will we be able to trust him to lead us from these days of darkness to light.

Coronavirus pandemic: In six years, PM Modi has never faced a test of his leadership more serious than this
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic has for once made health care an important political issue. It could make or break a prime minister.

Corona times: If there ever was a time when politics should take a backseat, it is now
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

Fifth column by Tavleen Singh: The Prime Minister has advised us not to panic, but perhaps what we need is to panic enough to acknowledge that we live in a country that is notorious for having the most hopelessly inadequate public health services.

There is more repression in the air than at any other time except during the Emergency
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

The Modi government is so thin-skinned that even mild criticism is seen as an attack. Dissent is seen as sedition, and if you happen to be a dissenting Muslim, you risk being labelled a traitor.

Modi’s image as a world statesman has taken battering since his second term began
Sun, Mar 01, 2020

Modi has himself to blame. Not just for the horrible violence in Delhi in which over 40 people lost their lives, but also for the hate speeches he allowed his senior ministers to make.

Tavleen Singh writes: Dissent is not sedition, it is truly the ‘safety valve’ of democratic countries
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

Tavleen Singh's Fifth Column: If there has been dissidence against the amendment to the citizenship law, it is because of this kind of ugly nationalism.

Tavleen Singh writes: Thank you Amit Shah for acknowledging Delhi campaign tone harmed BJP
Sun, Feb 16, 2020

For Amit Shah, who is usually in aggressive, attack mode, to go so far as admitting that the poison and hate spewed by his lieutenants may have hurt the BJP in Delhi is both surprising and welcome.