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Pavan K Varma Page-2

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

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

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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

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

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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

2019: Greater challenge lies before the Opposition

There is also news that wherever possible, the Congress is taking the lead in forming pre-poll alliances.

03 Jun 2018 12:49 AM

SC must set clear rules to ensure ethical polity

PM Modi held 21 rallies, and credit must be given to the indefatigable energy he invested to boost the BJP’s prospects.

20 May 2018 5:30 AM

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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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