Tavleen Singh The Indian Express Group

Tavleen Singh-

Directionless India

Sunday 11 August '13

It is just as well that the latest crisis on the Line of Control left the triumvirate that heads the Indian government speechless
In the name of the poor

Sunday 4 August '13

Last week the Prime Minister met yet again with the mighty moguls of Indian industry
Modi’s BJP blues

Sunday 28 July '13

No proof is needed that other than Narendra Modi, the BJP has nothing new to offer
What happened to Modi?

Sunday 21 July '13

If you have noticed of late sympathy for Narendra Modi in this column, you would have noticed right
An India of Indira's dreams

Sunday 14 July '13

This piece is being written on a monsoon morning filled with rain and soft shades of grey. The monsoon is so much my favourite season
Where public services fail

Sunday 7 July '13

For those of you who may still believe that giving 800 million Indians the legal right to food will solve our grim and shameful malnutrition problem
Environmental frauds

Sunday 30 June '13

Like a plague of monsoon insects, ‘environmentalists’ have swarmed onto our television screens since the Uttarakhand cataclysm
Let’s talk of real things

Sunday 23 June '13

India’s biggest problem is bad governance and one reason why we always fail to address it is because we get distracted much too often by useless debates
There will be questions

Sunday 16 June '13

The shenanigans of last week prove conclusively that the most important issue in the next general election will be Narendra Modi
A flunkey’s tale

Sunday 9 June '13

Since I write this week from Naypyidaw, my only way to read Indian newspapers is online
Going broke for the NAC

Sunday 2 June '13

Ever since Sonia Gandhi set up her National Advisory Council (NAC) I have opposed it as a dangerously meddlesome extra-constitutional body
Demagogues harm democracy

Sunday 26 May '13

Last week I was in Istanbul to participate in a conference on the future of democracy and the liberal order.
Socialist residue

Sunday 19 May '13

In the drawing rooms of Lahore last week I met old friends who told me that I had become a hate object in the eyes of the ‘liberals’ they knew in India.
A Karnataka warning

Sunday 12 May '13

When the news came from Karnataka last week that the Bharatiya Janata Party had suffered a humiliating defeat I was delighted
Sycophancy corrodes

Sunday 5 May '13

Are Sonia Gandhi’s sycophants coming home to roost? I ask the question not just because I was attacked on national television last week by one of her toadies
Jokers in charge

Sunday 28 April '13

Chinese soldiers are currently on a camping trip in Ladakh. The insouciance with which they crossed the border and set up their tents on Indian soil
Why governance is just another word

Sunday 21 April '13

There has been much talk lately of governance. Ever since Narendra Modi put it at the top of his political agenda, other political leaders have picked up on it
Reviving secularism

Sunday 14 April '13

In case you are politically naïve and do not fully understand what that word means today let me make clear that it means Narendra Modi.
A confusing vision

Sunday 7 April '13

Let me begin by admitting that I wish I did not have to analyse Rahul Gandhi’s first major address to the nation. It feels too much like kicking a helpless puppy
A hoax of a law

Sunday 31 March '13

This week I have my chance as this law is the topic of the moment.


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Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shekhar GuptaNever in India's history has the economic discourse been so one-sided. Povertarianism, has become a part of our holy national consensus. Shekhar Gupta National Interest: The deformists, July 20 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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