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Tavleen Singh-

Not ‘corruption’ again

Sunday 4 November '12

Someone has to start saying it so it may as well be me. I am sick to death of hearing the word corruption
Time to move

Sunday 28 October '12

What is Robert Vadra’s Rs 300 crore ‘empire’ when compared with him living in a house that is worth Rs 100 crore more than that? A
Mango people & media monsters

Sunday 21 October '12

Cheering them on are prime time television anchors whose idea of political journalism seems limited to gathering commentators every evening to chatter away about the mob’s latest victim.
A ministry that needs to die

Sunday 14 October '12

It's not just because I am bored with mango man and his mysterious riches that you will not be reading about the son-in-law of our supreme leader in this column today
A political desert

Sunday 7 October '12

A deep gloom descended on me as I watched President Obama debate Mitt Romney in the first of this American election’s debates last week and for the oddest reason
Why India could remain forever poor

Sunday 30 September '12

Women started selling babies they could not longer feed.
Opposition to what?

Sunday 23 September '12

Rock bottom along with Angola, Cameroon, Congo and Yemen.
Payback for stealthy reform

Sunday 16 September '12

There is so much confusion about economic reforms in the public mind that people seem not to know what they want
An embarrassing fuss

Sunday 9 September '12

Ever since his second term in office began, there have been many, many moments when the Prime Minister looked pathetic.
Skulduggery or stupidity?

Sunday 2 September '12

So unaccustomed have we become to good news on the economic and political front that last week, a spectacular bit of good news went almost unnoticed
Internet zindabad

Sunday 26 August '12

Parliament has become an arena for noise instead of lawmaking.
Can anyone challenge CAG?

Sunday 19 August '12

This formerly faceless official is such a celebrity today that respected international newspapers write profiles of Vinod Rai.
Sonia Speaks

Sunday 12 August '12

India’s most powerful political leader speaks so rarely that I watched in wonder as she berated L K Advani for daring to call her government ‘illegitimate’.
Anna Hazare, politician

Sunday 5 August '12

Among the things that put me off Anna, and his movement, from the start was its totalitarian nature.
Annarchy flops

Sunday 29 July '12

As someone who has been distrustful of Anna Hazare’s rabble rousing ways from day one, it gave me immense pleasure to see his latest jamboree flop.
Bad Timing Rahul

Sunday 22 July '12

The hardest thing to understand about Rahul Gandhi’s declaration last week that he plans to play a ‘larger role’ in politics and government is his timing.
The human factor

Sunday 15 July '12

It is both ironic and amusing that it took an actor from Bollywood to shine a light on the yawning gaps in Indian journalism
Peace with Islamists

Sunday 8 July '12

On the day that the Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan met in Delhi last week, I had a personal cross-border encounter that left me worried about whether there can ever be peace with the Islami...
Get on with it, Prime Minister

Sunday 1 July '12

Now that the Prime Minister has expressed a desire to see the ‘animal spirit’ revived in the Indian economy, I feel the need to remind him of a promise he made in 2004.
Not ‘Secularism’ again

Sunday 24 June '12

I have deliberately misspelt the word because when said in Hindi that is how it is usually pronounced.


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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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