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Tavleen Singh

Tavleen Singh

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

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.

BJP losing Delhi will be just punishment for shameless attempt to divide and rule
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Despite the ugliness and venom that defined the BJP’s campaign, early opinion polls indicate that it is unlikely to win Delhi. It deserves to lose.

Tavleen Singh on her private encounter with Narendra Modi
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

Shortly after the lynching of Pehlu Khan, Tavleen Singh was granted an audience with the Prime Minister, and found him somewhat changed.

Budget speech shows no signs of India dumping socialism and statism
Sun, Feb 02, 2020

Now that we are no longer the fastest growing major economy, Prime Minister narendra Modi has stopped boasting about this and the truth is that since his second term began, he hardly mentions the economy.

Celebrate the Constitution in these troubled times
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

The world has started to see India as a country in which aggressive nationalism and religious intolerance have become a serious threat to democracy. So much so that in Davos last week, Imran Khan got away with telling an important international news channel that India was in the grip of an ideology called ‘Hindu-vata’ that was inspired by the Nazis.

With India facing a job crisis, we should have welcomed Jeff Bezos with open arms
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

If for no other reason than that India faces an unemployment crisis, we should have welcomed Jeff Bezos with open arms last week. He tried his best to assure Modi and his ministers that he came bearing the gift of creating a million new jobs by 2025.

Fifth column: Difficult for BJP’s social media army to label Muslims, leftists, liberals as ‘anti-nationals’
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

The CAA protesters are no longer only Muslims. Their ranks have been joined by people whom the BJP’s shouting brigade calls ‘libtards’ and ‘sickularists’.

Congress must start looking for a new leader who will stand up for values that the party professes
Sun, Jan 05, 2020

Despite protests across India in recent weeks that have so severely damaged the Prime Minister’s image internationally, there is one reason why he continues to be India’s most credible leader. That reason is Rahul Gandhi.

When a decade ends inauspiciously, the prospect of new decade is itself auspicious
Sun, Dec 29, 2019

My personal wish for this new decade is that, before it ends, India will finally become a country that stops being discussed as having the ‘potential’ to become prosperous and powerful.

Gandhiji would have been at the barricades
Sun, Dec 22, 2019

As a man who was killed for trying to make Hindus and Muslims live in peace Gandhi would have certainly not approved of a law that specifically excludes Muslims.

Priorities of the new ruling elite are very worrying
Sun, Dec 15, 2019

May I urge the Prime Minister to examine the priorities of his government and set a new agenda. At the top of this has to be the economy.

CAB a majoritarian exercise to prove Muslims have lesser place in the ‘new India’
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

The Prime Minister continues to remain silent about this law but his closest confidant, the Home Minister, concentrates on reminding us almost daily that Indian citizenship is no longer anyone’s birthright. It will in future be treated as a privilege, especially for Muslims.

Fifth Column | Modi’s first mistake: PM’s image has taken a beating in Maharashtra mess
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

It is unfortunate for the Prime Minister that the stain of ignominy has spread beyond the borders of Maharashtra and ‘the people’ are beginning to ask if Modi is the great moral leader they thought he was or whether they misjudged him completely.

PM Modi’s real ‘parivartan’ has gone almost unobserved because of India’s new elite
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought real ‘parivartan’ that has gone almost unobserved.