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Pavan K Varma

Pavan K Varma | The naked indecency of outrage over Ranveer

Since two Hindus have filed the complaints, it would be pertinent to ask: Is Hindu culture really so prudish?

07 Aug 2022 2:21 AM

Pavan K. Varma | It’s the Hindutva police versus Sanatan Dharma

Hinduism has no one God, no one mandatory text, no compulsorily prescribed form of prayer, and no Pope

23 Jul 2022 11:55 PM

Pavan K. Varma | All equal before lucre lure is theory of resort dharma

I sometimes think the time has come to amend the Constitution and add a clause that recognises and legitimises resort politics

10 Jul 2022 12:45 AM

Pavan K. Varma | What’s on the mind of the Great Indian Middle Class?

The middle class knows instinctively when things are beginning to unravel

25 Jun 2022 11:17 PM

Pavan K. Varma | A publishing wasteland: India needs translations

Somehow, foreign recognition is very important to us Indians

12 Jun 2022 2:24 AM


Pavan K. Varma | Gyanvapi puts focus on truth and reconciliation

A wrong turn of events at the wrong time can change the future evolution of nations

29 May 2022 12:22 AM

Pavan K. Varma | India isn’t Sri Lanka, but must draw lessons

India is facing major problems of unemployment and inflation

15 May 2022 12:42 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Urdu by any other faith sounds just as sweet…

It is my opinion that our educational content is still considerably trapped in the colonial legacy

01 May 2022 1:21 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Do marching saints truly care what Hindus want?

The attempt to convert this great Sanatana Dharma into some kind of Wahabi faith is doomed to failure

17 Apr 2022 12:32 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Sans wall against despotism, govt cherrypicking dharma

In this process, the interests of the State become conterminous with the personal interests of the political leader

03 Apr 2022 3:23 AM


Pavan K. Varma | Persevere and be clear to build a robust Opposition

A vibrant democracy needs a robust Opposition. To pursue this goal requires perseverance and strategic clarity

20 Mar 2022 12:41 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Lesson from Kyiv: Accept truth of multipolar world

Russia must tone down its belligerence and end the war as soon as possible

06 Mar 2022 1:13 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Our duty is to put back nuance in hijab debate

The hijab dispute is now sub judice, and is being heard by the Karnataka high court

20 Feb 2022 2:36 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Budget ignores real threat in favour of speculative relief

Unemployment is at a 48-year high and three crore graduates are jobless

06 Feb 2022 2:47 AM

Pavan K. Varma | PC is wrong; TMC offered Goa tie-up, didn’t hear back

Details such as seat sharing, & other modalities of fighting the election in alliance, would have followed, should the Congress have agreed

23 Jan 2022 3:00 AM


Pavan K. Varma | The flaw in PM’s security: Rise above politics, fix it

Any attempt to politicise this matter is most deplorable. But unfortunately, this is precisely what the BJP did

09 Jan 2022 1:29 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Time to teach a lesson to Haridwar’s hatemongers

Such a dangerous and revolting display of religious hatred cannot be passed off as a one-off incident

26 Dec 2021 10:33 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Why it is dangerous to be Indian in Modi’s India

Ultimately, whether in Hinduism or in Islam, the real enemies of dialogue are the bigoted

12 Dec 2021 1:59 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Opp. has done well to snub a hollow ‘Constitution Day’

Jan 26 is the long-consecrated day to celebrate the promulgation of the Constitution. This new celebration on Nov 26 was a BJP innovation

28 Nov 2021 12:57 AM

Pavan K. Varma | In mobocracy called India, art & rule of law casualties

The first myth that needs to be buried then is that there is a difference between the BJP and the so-called fringe

14 Nov 2021 2:19 AM