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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Tavleen Singh

Tavleen Singh

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

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.

Fifth Column: Rafale was reckless campaign, Congress has to focus on chinks in Modi’s armour
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

Nehru’s economic policies may have taken us down the wrong road but it says something for him that not even ‘rightist’ Mr Modi has been able to step away from the socialist road. What he has stepped away from is Nehru’s political legacy, which was his deep commitment to the fundamental principles of democracy.

Fifth Column: An adda with the Finance Minister
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

I wanted to ask Nirmala Sitharaman if she was ashamed that in a country of more than a billion people there were only 5,000 super-rich Indians.

Sending my son Aatish Taseer to exile is not just wrong but evil
Sat, Nov 09, 2019

I have to say that I am truly horrified that this was done without my even being given a hearing. Of course, as the BJP’s Twitter trolls tell me gleefully, I could go to court.

Fifth column: Losing the Kashmir narrative to Modi government’s childish kind of triumphalism
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

India has compelling reasons for the abrogation of Article 370. But, so far, they have been put before the world so badly that it is Pakistan that has taken control of the narrative.

Fifth column: Menacing hyper-nationalism defined BJP’s election campaigns and voters rejected it
Sun, Oct 27, 2019

The BJP may well form governments again in both these states but the truth is that in this seeming victory lies hidden a warning that Narendra Modi would do well to heed.

Wealth creators must never be forced to live at the mercy of looters
Sun, Oct 20, 2019

Wealth creators must never be forced to live at the mercy of looters. This is something that happens only in bad countries.

Mr Bhagwat, your belief that talk of lynchings is just an attempt to defame India is wrong
Sun, Oct 13, 2019

Lynching has a specific context. It does not mean a riot, it does not mean any old act of public violence, it means a public hanging or stoning to death by a mob. It means punishing someone in such a manner that others will see it as a warning and a lesson.

PM needs to reassure Muslims that bile spewed against them does not reflect what he feels
Sun, Oct 06, 2019

It could be time for the Prime Minister to speak up. He took too long in his first term to condemn the lynchings, so by then it was not just Muslims who were being targeted but Dalits as well.

Why TV coverage of Howdy Modi tour has made me more than slightly ashamed
Sun, Sep 29, 2019

Ironically it is Narendra Modi who has always had a difficult relationship with the media from his days as chief minister, so when he became prime minister he stopped the practice of taking journalists with him on Air India One. It turns out he did not need to.

Fifth column: Sanitation is a human right
Sun, Sep 22, 2019

It is because we in India did not want to talk about it that until the Swachh Bharat campaign Indians continued to ‘defecate everywhere’.

Fifth Column: Remember 9/11 and why it happened
Sun, Sep 15, 2019

Kashmir may once have been a problem between Hindus and Muslims, but for many years now the real problem has been the spread in the Valley of jihadist Islam.