If there’s one thing you expect of those who could be prime minister it’s a sense of judgement. Last week I realised that our two most likely candidates don’t seem to have it. Karan Thapar writes.
There is one particular form of ‘goodness’ I want to draw your attention to. It’s a wonderful book that was recently gifted to me and which I cannot stop looking at. Karan Thapar writes.
The time has come for us to redefine contempt. We don’t need to protect the position or reputation of judges, writes Karan Thapar.
Democratic we may be, but liberal we most certainly are not. The test is accepting that others have a right to say and do things we don’t approve of, writes Karan Thapar.
The government has both a right and a duty to warn off smokers. And if a warning has to be effective, it has to be stark, even disturbing, writes Karan Thapar.
Whilst smoking is dangerous and, for many it’s been fatal, aren’t alcohol, fatty foods and obsessive exercise also unhealthy? Karan Thapar examines...
I admire Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh because he’s often right on his jibes. It’s just that his audience — or his critics — are paralyzed by political correctness, lack of wit or both, writes Karan Thapar.
If Barrack Obama is President the nuclear deal will face a potential opponent in the White House rather than an advocate like Bush, writes Karan Thapar.
Despite the rivalry, animosities and a thousand misunderstandings, India and Pakistan have a lot in common as they are locked in a relationship neither can break, writes Karan Thapar. Read more ...
So could it be that the Naxal threat is the single biggest challenge in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand but not the rest of India? Karan Thapar examines...
The Asif I remember was a jovial tease, informal, chatty, fond of the good life and determined not to be boring or even serious. I’m flabbergasted by the change in him, writes Karan Thapar.
Are you aware the defence services regard politicians with contempt? In Daddy’s time they used to refer to them as ‘dhoti-kurtawallahs’, writes Karan Thapar.
In the end, the Agra summit failed. LK Advani and Ashraf Qazi's best efforts were in vain, but the bond they formed did not snap, writes Karan Thapar.
I’m not sure what we did before the email, but I doubt if reading unexpected letters was such fun. I have a collection of correspondents who often have me in splits, writes Karan Thapar.
Whilst elsewhere in India elections provided a safety valve to ventilate anger, in Kashmir they became a means of denying freedom and subjecting the people to unrepresentative rule, writes Karan Thapar.