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Pavan K Varma

Alienating in the name of Hinduism

Whether AMU should have a portrait of Jinnah can be debated without unnecessarily glorifying the founder of Pakistan.

06 May 2018 12:31 AM

Politics must not trump national interest

Mature democracies run as much by the letter of the law, as they do by the spirit of national interest.

22 Apr 2018 12:37 AM

Don’t idolise Deendayal, follow his humanism

Deendayal was also particularly emphatic about the definition and role of the individual in society.

08 Apr 2018 3:42 AM

Non-functioning of Parliament must stop

There is little to be gained in trying to establish culpability for this deplorable state of affairs.

25 Mar 2018 12:12 AM

Why is Delhi so eager to kowtow to Beijing?

Has China done anything in recent times to deserve a more compliant India?

11 Mar 2018 1:31 AM

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Are we turning into a republic of hurt?

In a mature democratic republic, there is room for citizens to have their own opinion, and the right to express it.

25 Feb 2018 12:50 AM

Well done, Mr Jaitley! At least you tried

According to the National Sample Survey, average annual income of median farmers, net of production costs, is currently around Rs 20,000.

11 Feb 2018 12:10 AM

69 years of republic: It’s time to introspect

The standards of public health and education need urgent attention.

28 Jan 2018 12:13 AM

India’s contradictory Pakistan policy

Our foreign office seems to have adopted it to hide the complete absence of strategic clarity.

14 Jan 2018 12:27 AM

2017: The end of BJP’s honeymoon period

2017 was thus the year that began with the spell cast by UP, but also the year that ended with the lesson of Gujarat.

31 Dec 2017 1:05 AM

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With new energy, Cong puts up a real fight

The BJP has marginally increased its voteshare percentage, but the Congress too has boosted it by six per cent.

19 Dec 2017 1:31 AM

It’s time to rethink democratic values

Religion has become a means to deflect attention from what should really matter in a mature democracy, which is governance.

03 Dec 2017 12:13 AM

Indira: Elegant woman and shrewd politician

As a politician Indira real test came after she lifted the Emergency, and in the ensuing elections in 1977, was decisively defeated.

19 Nov 2017 5:25 AM

Not the right time for euphoria

It is also important to juxtapose what the Ease of Doing Business report says with other international assessments.

05 Nov 2017 12:01 AM

It’s time for Muslims to embrace liberal opinion

Other Islamic seminaries, and so-called Islamic clerics, have not been lagging behind in their misplaced activism.

22 Oct 2017 12:41 AM

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Khushwant Singh: A true Indian

Khushwant Singh (KS), loved to deliberately project an image that would provoke some kinds of people to hate him.

08 Oct 2017 12:58 AM

Can Gandhi inspire today’s India?

1947 brought us political freedom, but the battle to free ourselves from the colonisation of our mind, is still incomplete.

24 Sep 2017 12:07 AM

A democracy run by undemocratic leaders?

The ideology of the political class is to eschew ideology on the altar of self-promotion.

10 Sep 2017 12:19 AM

Right to privacy in digital era

Beyond legalese, the court has addressed many larger and fundamental philosophical questions.

27 Aug 2017 12:28 AM

China: Time to change our usual response

The face-off at Doklam should be the turning point to change our usual response to China’s threats.

13 Aug 2017 12:33 AM

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