- Oct 25, 2008 21:54 ISTSunday Sentiments
In 1995, Bombay became Mumbai but, sadly, with the name a lot more seems to have changed. Bombay was India’s most avant-garde city. Karan Thapar elaborates.
- May 03, 2008 22:30 ISTSunday Sentiments
Silent emotion, borne with restraint and courage, is far more moving than an uncontrolled display of howling loss, writes Karan Thapar.
- Mar 14, 2008 22:46 IST
What a wonderful way we ushered in spring this year. The Railway Budget was good, the general Budget was even better and our cricketers won international laurels, writes Khushwant Singh.
- Mar 15, 2008 22:58 ISTSunday Sentiments
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.
- Mar 29, 2008 22:24 IST
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.
- Apr 05, 2008 22:56 ISTSunday sentiments
The India I would be proud of would respect the right of every Tibetan refugee to peacefully and lawfully protest, writes Karan Thapar.
- Apr 12, 2008 23:00 ISTSunday Sentiments
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.
- Apr 19, 2008 21:06 ISTSunday Sentiments
Now that the Congress spokesperson has dismissed this chorus as sycophancy, I wonder what Rahul’s partymen and allies have to say? It puts them in a bit of a dilemma, writes Karan Thapar.
- Apr 26, 2008 23:36 ISTSunday Sentiments
I have a question to ask our politicians: don’t you have better things to do than work yourselves into a froth about cheer girls, asks Karan Thapar.
- May 17, 2008 23:12 ISTSunday Sentiments
From Zia the Puritan to Musharraf the Epicurean, Pakistan has come a long way. And now, with democracy restored the changes are likely to be greater and faster, writes Karan Thapar.
- May 24, 2008 22:41 ISTSunday Sentiments
Prachanda, the leader of the Communist party in Nepal, is a man whose name is in complete contrast to his actual personality, writes Karan Thapar.
- May 31, 2008 23:09 ISTSunday sentiments
The biggest surprise is Afghanistan’s growing fascination for cricket. As I drove to Kargah I saw boys playing in the fields, writes Karan Thapar.
- Jun 07, 2008 20:48 IST
By persisting with our nomenclatural obduracy, all we’ve succeeded in doing is make it more difficult for people to talk about our great cities, writes Karan Thapar.
- Jun 14, 2008 22:05 ISTSunday sentiments
The story of Benazir Bhutto engaging in N-smuggling is both the high point and the weakness of Shyam Bhatia’s book, writes Karan Thapar.
- Jun 22, 2008 01:18 ISTSunday sentiments
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.