Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 | Last Update : 11:32 PM IST

Pavan K Varma

A shrill campaign won’t fetch BJP Balakot votes

The controversy about what damage was caused by our airstrike, is entirely irrelevant.

10 Mar 2019 12:32 AM

A prosperous Kashmir is India’s best riposte

It is a little surprising, therefore, that in his first reaction our Prime Minister has said that our armed forces have been given a free hand.

24 Feb 2019 12:15 AM

Centre-state war may destroy the executive

The SC’s directive was hailed as a victory by both the opposing sides — the BJP and Ms Banerjee.

10 Feb 2019 12:00 AM

Claims of mass rigging of EVMs are laughable

It is utter nonsense to postulate that EVM machines are capable of mass hacking.

27 Jan 2019 2:30 AM

The CBI director’s removal was unfair

The CVC finding is that it could not look into these allegations for want of time, and that further inquiry is needed.

13 Jan 2019 2:05 AM

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A wishlist for 2019: To brighten India’s future

Let us hope that the parliamentary elections in 2019 throw up a result that is good for the country.

30 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

BJP gets wake-up call, Cong needs an agenda

In Madhya Pradesh the fight went down to the wire, a see-saw battle where sometimes the BJP was ahead and sometimes the Congress.

16 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

The art of civilised dialogue is dead

When our political leaders are culpable in taking discourse to its lowest common denominator, TV channels do the same.

02 Dec 2018 12:23 AM

Dialogue could resolve Ram temple issue

For Hindus, the site where Lord Ram was born — irrespective of whether this can be historically proved or not — has very special significance.

18 Nov 2018 12:05 AM

A befitting tribute to Patel was long overdue

The BJP, which is joined at the hip to the RSS, has internalised a convenient amnesia about what Sardar Patel actually thought of the RSS.

04 Nov 2018 12:05 AM

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Lawmakers and their law-breaking progeny

The powerful need to have their egos massaged, and the supplicants must outdo each other in the most abject display of sycophancy.

21 Oct 2018 12:24 AM

Rafale deal not yet BJP’s Bofors

The perception that there has been a huge defense scandal has hardly percolated down to the common people.

07 Oct 2018 1:34 AM

We need a more robust Pak foreign policy

Diplomacy to be effective must be embedded in a strategic matrix. The question is not whether we should talk to Pakistan or not.

23 Sep 2018 2:32 AM

India needs dignity in its political repartee

KCR is entitled to his point of view, but I have a foundational problem with the manner in which he expressed it.

09 Sep 2018 7:00 AM

Indian economy vs the Maya Jaal

The government was legitimately proud that India has gone up in the scale of Ease of Doing Business.

26 Aug 2018 5:41 AM

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A man of few words who left millions spellbound

The poet in Atalji often made him reclusive, and prone to staccato sentences which he left to the intelligence of the others to decipher.

18 Aug 2018 1:14 AM

It’s time to ruminate on ‘coalition dharma’

Apart from the efforts of the BJP, much of the credit must go to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, for his political acumen and operational dexterity.

12 Aug 2018 12:44 AM

Lutyens’ elite and English apartheid

English has, for historical reasons, become a language spoken by a great many people in the world.

29 Jul 2018 6:36 AM

Swachchh Bharat: A mere slogan

Delhi generates more than 10,000 tonnes of garbage every day.

15 Jul 2018 5:50 AM

Hyper nationalism can’t secure our borders

It was regrettable too that some political leaders and parties sought proof on whether the strike took place.

01 Jul 2018 5:31 AM

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