Tavleen Singh The Indian Express Group

Tavleen Singh-

Please, no more purdah politics

Sunday 17 June '12

Having known her in her apolitical days, I was amazed by the transformation.
Rio once more

Sunday 10 June '12

India’s biggest environmental problem is poverty. But, this is not what you will hear from the small army of Environment Ministry officials
India needs a prime minister

Sunday 3 June '12

India’s slowdown made international headlines last week when the economy recorded its slowest growth in a decade
Facsimiles always fade

Sunday 27 May '12

When Hindutva and nationalism seemed, momentarily, like an alternative, it propelled the BJP to power in Delhi.
Time to change

Sunday 20 May '12

When I have asked why a road or a rural drinking water project has been so delayed, I have been treated to tirades
Downhill to 2014

Sunday 13 May '12

In Maharashtra, the drought is so bad that desperate people are fleeing to Mumbai in search of water
Questions for two Saints

Sunday 6 May '12

In last week’s contretemps between Baba Ramdev and our honourable Members of Parliament, I found myself on the side of the MPs.
‘Q’ And His Cronies

Sunday 29 April '12

The ruckus made about Bofors by the BJP in Parliament last week was no more than a lot of noise signifying nothing.
Carry on chief ministers

Sunday 22 April '12

The damage that can be done by a tired, comatose government in two years is too horrific to think about but do not despair.
An irrelevant intervention

Sunday 15 April '12

This was a government school, he pointed out, so the question of donations did not arise
A Prince searches for answers

Sunday 8 April '12

The defeat marked the lowest point in Rahul’s career as a politician so the heir to the Gandhi dynasty did well to order an appraisal.
Dangerous lies

Sunday 1 April '12

So much has been written about the Army Chief’s mutiny that I feel no need to bore you with more comment on the subject except to say that I think he has behaved disgracefully
Pro-People? Really ?

Sunday 25 March '12

There is a peculiarly Indian political idea that is suddenly back in fashion. It is called ‘pro-people’.
Drifting to nowhere

Sunday 18 March '12

Whose goofy idea was it to release the data from our latest housing survey in Budget week?
Fundamental problems

Sunday 11 March '12

Since I am not known to pull my punches, let me begin by saying it like I see it.
Politicians & their flying machines

Sunday 4 March '12

In those long ago Nehruvian socialist times when we wore our poverty proudly on our sleeves, only the prime minister used to fly to election meetings.
Urgent reform needed

Sunday 26 February '12

When political leaders fail to lead, others step in.
Good news and bad

Sunday 19 February '12

But, many, many officials have made the killing of a lifetime.
A Vadra star rises

Sunday 12 February '12

A new star rose in the glittering firmament of India’s feudal democracy last week
Hold the euphoria

Sunday 5 February '12

It is a hard thing to say at a time when everyone seems to believe that the Supreme Court took a giant step towards ending corruption in Indian public life last week.


The Big Debate
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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