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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tunku Varadarajan

Tunku Varadarajan is the Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

Reverse swing: What Paris tells us
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

It hardly needs stating, also, that the Islamist terrorists are as brutal to those Muslims who aren’t of a hardline Salafi creed as they are to non-Muslim infidels.

Reverse swing – Wanted: A humble new Modi
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

There’s only one truly pan-Indian leader, Modi, whether we like him or not. The salvation of India rests with him, provided he reforms himself.

Reverse Swing: Modi’s governance is a lost opportunity
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

India needed a leader of the nation. Instead, it got the leader of a party.

Reverse swing: Modi’s biggest failure to date is one of foreign policy
Sun, Nov 01, 2015

The government has scarred its foreign policy with its stupidity on Nepal.

Reverse Swing: When Viru batted, India was Basanti
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

The best name for Sehwag is the Great Deflator. No modern batsman could take the wind out of an opening attack — deflate it, in other words — as adeptly as Sehwag.

Reverse Swing: A byte of beef
Sun, Oct 18, 2015

The Desi Modi stands in depressing contrast to Modi Abroad

Reverse Swing: In praise of Pranab babu
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

The president went where the PM feared to go

Fridge of death: We’re still a benighted land mired in the muck of bigotry
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

The murder of Mohammad Akhlaq shows up India in all its ugliness.

Reverse swing: Modi in the land of the free (market)
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

Indian-Americans are in a frenzy yet again over yet another visit to the US by Narendra Modi.

Despite being Muslim…bedtime reading for the Culture Minister
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Our culture minister is a man who can’t quite bring himself to believe that Muslims can be proper Indians.

Mind your language
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Panchjanya is utterly misguided about English and Hindi

Reverse swing: Road rage
Sun, Sep 06, 2015

Commentators on the subject have mocked him as conforming to the Hindu nationalists’ idea of a “good Muslim”.

Reverse Swing: The great Indian wheelchair trick
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Indians hate to walk. At sprawling foreign airports, they often don’t need to.

Reverse Swing: Lanka lessons for Modi
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

What the Prime Minister can learn from the recent elections in the Emerald Isle.

Reverse Swing- Dear India: I’m Indian too!
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

I’m Rafi over Kishore Kumar, Dravid over Tendulkar. But I’m not Indian. Or, put another way: I’m not an Indian citizen.

Reverse Swing: Time for some ‘Lanka kaand’
Sun, Aug 09, 2015

Indian cricket teams are infuriating.

Reverse Swing: Rahul Dravid for President
Sun, Aug 02, 2015

Why do I pick Dravid? For starters, he is the embodiment of world-class excellence in a land of irrepressible mediocrity.

Reverse Swing: Dear Salman, we are not all the same
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

The makers of Bajrangi Bhaijaan and its main star, Salman Khan, clearly intend to deliver a message to audiences in India (and to Indians worldwide). The message is, “We Are All the Same”.

Reverse Swing: The Board of Charlatans and Carpetbaggers in India
Sun, Jul 19, 2015

BCCI — the Board of Charlatans and Carpetbaggers in India — is a multimillion-dollar embarrassment, a phenomenally profitable affront to cricket.

Reverse swing: Forget India vs Pak. Watch the Ashes!
Sun, Jul 12, 2015

Boastful talk of the India-Pakistan matchup being better than the Ashes has disappeared these days.