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HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

Barkha Dutt

Lost in the din

Our public discourse appears to have lost the complexity of thought that is so crucial to a democracy. The polarisations have shrunk the middle ground where the truth usually resides. Barkha Dutt writes.

Many shades of truth

We look at Kashmir only during moments of crisis. Recent events in the Valley merit closer attention and engagement with moderate voices, writes Barkha Dutt.

Dangerous politics

The BJP must abandon its Tiranga Yatra to Jammu and Kashmir. The fragile peace in the state must be given a chance, writes Barkha Dutt.

 

When the iron's cold

Among the several questions that could have been asked at the prime minister's media conference - but weren't - one omission stood out for how interestingly it captures our malleable emotions. There wasn't a single question about Pakistan. Barkha Dutt reports.

Don’t slip on the oil

The whole world is debating a post-Gaddafi nation even as Libyans have made up their minds about booting out a despot. Barkha Dutt writes.

Sounds of silence

The UPA's top leadership speaks only when pushed to the brink. This is making their politics look increasingly defensive and reactive, writes Barkha Dutt.

A perilous path

High on ‘people power’ and an anti-politician mood, the Indian middle-class is misreading the signs of a functioning democracy, writes Barkha Dutt.

The circus must end

By abdicating its own authority, the government has yielded space to non-political voices. Will the UPA take charge now? Barkha Dutt writes.

It’s been quiet a while

The prime minister’s bewildering silence is making him a stranger to his own people. Like other world leaders, he must connect with the masses to preserve his legacy. Barkha Dutt writes.

Southern discomfort

If the BJP wants to continue with its anti-corruption political crusade against the UPA, it must say goodbye to BS Yeddyurappa. Barkha Dutt writes.

Only half the truth

Narendra Modi could have used his fast to genuinely recast his image. But the Gujarat CM likes to embrace his aggressive avatar, writes Barkha Dutt.

UPA: The war within

By blaming unnamed 'forces' for trying to destabilise the polity, the PM is only externalising what is an internal crisis, writes Barkha Dutt.

Argue your case

We must stop the argumentative Indian from becoming the intolerant Indian. Let’s reclaim India for what we know it to be, writes Barkha Dutt.

The victim syndrome

While we are disgusted with the bystanders who allowed Keenan and Reuben to die, as women we must ask ourselves: are we becoming inured to abuse? Barkha Dutt writes.

Getting it Right

A defensive UPA has given the BJP an edge. But the party is in danger of losing that advantage if it doesn’t evolve with the times. Barkha Dutt writes.
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