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Tavleen Singh-

An end in sight?

Sunday 24 March '13

It is not that the government cannot survive the bolt that came out of a clear blue sky from Chennai last week.
Petty officials take charge

Sunday 17 March '13

There are many reasons why the Sonia-Manmohan government has taken India downhill but possibly the most important is weak political leadership at the top.
Rahul's political thoughts

Sunday 10 March '13

What astonishing galvanisation one speech by Narendra Modi has caused in the higher echelons of the Congress party.
Another wasteful year?

Sunday 3 March '13

He tried. Our poor old Finance Minister tried with his Budget to pull off an old-fashioned Indian rope trick and create the illusion that India
An unacknowledged war

Sunday 24 February '13

The biggest threat to India's security today is jihadi terrorism.
VVIP flying machines

Sunday 17 February '13

I am always more surprised when defence deals are not corrupt.
Two ideas of India

Sunday 10 February '13

And, it was for me as if I had accidentally come upon a two-sided mirror that reflected two completely opposite images of India.
Cultural terrorism

Sunday 3 February '13

This could be the time for the Government of India to think seriously about setting up a Ministry for Hurt Feelings.
A dearth of leaders

Sunday 27 January '13

It could be because I had just heard David Cameron make a brilliant speech.
A real environmental audit

Sunday 20 January '13

What poetic justice that a high official in the Environment Ministry should be arrested for corruption in the week that the Kumbh Mela began.
Indian Islam under threat

Sunday 13 January '13

Javed said that this sounded as if I was labeling an entire community.
An NAC insider speaks up

Sunday 6 January '13

If you have read this column more than once, you would know that I have a deep distrust of the NGO sector.
Painted and dented musings

Sunday 30 December '12

By the time the President of India’s son made a spectacular ass of himself on national television I had already spent many hours musing
A new idea of India?

Sunday 23 December '12

Can Narendra Modi sell Indians a new dream of India?
What is the Gujarat model?

Sunday 16 December '12

I noticed that most of them remain as unforgiving of Narendra Modi as they are forgiving of Rajiv Gandhi for the same crime.
A dismal debate

Sunday 9 December '12

Two things depressed me about last week’s debate in the Lok Sabha and neither had anything to do with FDI.
An Aadhaar for Aadhaar?

Sunday 2 December '12

Let me begin by recounting a conversation I overheard on a smoggy, winter evening in Delhi last week
Silly Fears

Sunday 25 November '12

Did Mamata Banerjee notice how she demeaned our dear Bharat Mata by putting her on the same level as Walmart?
‘Mr C & AG, where is the Rs 1.76 lakh crore?’

Sunday 18 November '12

This question was asked on television last week by Manish Tewari and he spoke for many people including this columnist
Tax Inspector Kejriwal

Sunday 11 November '12

The real Arvind Kejriwal emerged last week and proved that his first career choice was the right one.


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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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