I’m rather impressed by Rahul Gandhi’s recent statements but also a little perplexed. Did he really mean what he said or was this just casual banter? questions Karan Thapar.
It's no consolation that politicians, anxious to please, or academics, eager to be seen and heard, play along. Khare believes they are "overawed by TV studio warriors". Possibly. But that's not an excuse. Karan Thapar
Which is correct: whisky or whiskey? Actually, it depends upon what you're talking about. Whisky comes from Scotland. When it's made anywhere else, be it nearby Ireland or far away Japan, it's spelt whiskey. Karan Thapar
If ever you needed proof that Indian governments take their soldiers for granted, you can find it in shocking abundance in the story of Captain Saurabh Kalia and his five comrade soldiers who were captured by Pak forces. Karan Thapar
As the excitement of the American elections fades away its time to ask what lessons can we learn from the way they handle the process of choosing a president. Karan Thapar
We live our lives minding our own business and not poking our noses into people's affairs. It makes things simpler and easier. Karan Thapar
I always suspected Asif Zardari's visit was more than a pilgrimage. A proposal he made to the PM at lunch suggests I was correct, writes Karan thapar
This is about a book to be published tomorrow. If I’m not mistaken, nothing like it has appeared before in India. Karan Thapar
It's a paradox, to put it mildly, that next Sunday we celebrate Army Day with the mood embittered by a dispute between the government and the army chief over the latter's date of birth.
I was 21 when I first met Dev Anand. I was an undergraduate at Cambridge. An acquaintance in London telephoned to ask if I would show the actor around and, more out of curiosity than enthusiasm, I agreed. Karan Thapar
Is the media’s dismissive, if not contemptuous, attitude towards politicians responsible for the spate of violence they seem to be facing? Perhaps it’s an obvious question and for many its answer is pretty clear too. Karan Thapar
No matter how fiercely independent-minded we strive to be, we've all been influenced, indeed in some cases conditioned, by the media. Karan Thapar writes.
Now that a week has passed and the euphoria diminished it's time to ask how much did Anna Hazare's fast achieve? Could it be that the cold stark facts of reality are somewhat different to the hyperbolic cries of victory last Sunday morning? Karan Thapar writes
Can you disagree with a person and still admire him? In theory, you can. But in practice it creates confusion. Karan Thapar writes.
Newspapers are like human beings. They can attract or repel, reassure or infuriate, form lasting bonds but also provoke fierce disappointment when you can’t get the one you want, writes Karan Thapar.