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Saturday, Oct 19, 2019
Karan Thapar

Karan Thapar

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Karan Thapar is a super-looking genius who’s young, friendly, chatty and great fun to be with. He’s also very enjoyable to read.

articles by Karan Thapar (662 results)
Oct 12, 2019 21:09
Criticising power is a fundamental element of a democracy read more
Oct 05, 2019 16:52
I find it hard to deny that Kashmir has been internationalised. A lot depends on what happens when the clampdown in the Valley is lifted read more
Sep 28, 2019 20:10
At every turn, the system gave Hitler the benefit of the doubt or looked the other way read more
Sep 22, 2019 06:02
It was understandable in 2016 to experiment with odd-even because we then thought it could make a difference. Now that we know it doesn’t — or, indeed, makes matters worse — haven’t the facts changed? read more
Sep 15, 2019 09:24
if we’re going to recall what’s happened to Pandits in 1990, then it’s wrong not to remember what happened to Muslims in Jammu in 1947. Hundreds of thousands were killed or expelled read more
Sep 07, 2019 18:32
In a rush to complete the NRC and identify illegal foreigners, we’ve consciously chosen a procedure that will transform legal citizens of India into illegal immigrants. Isn’t this a matter of deep concern? read more
Aug 31, 2019 19:32
The paradox is that despite its diminished numbers, the Congress has at least two Lok Sabha Members of Parliament who, if given a chance, could command attention, win respect and, perhaps, create a rallying point for the party. They are Shashi Tharoor... read more
Aug 24, 2019 21:38
Called Savarkar: The true story of the Father of Hindutva, its author Vaibhav Purandare writes he was not a cow worshipper. “If the cow’s mother to anyone at all, it’s the bullock”, Savarkar wrote in his Marathi journal Kirloskar. “Not the hindus. If... read more
Aug 17, 2019 20:24
Many find it hard to accept that the world’s largest democracy could act in this manner. They have three broad concerns: First, this is seen as an attempt to deny the Valley its cherished identity. Second, the way this was done. Third, the environment... read more
Aug 10, 2019 18:14
Although I am not a linguistic philosopher, let me today reveal some of the verbal delights of the English language read more
Aug 04, 2019 19:23
As a child, I often visited the Rajputana Rifles Regimental Centre in Delhi. It has a little masjid frequented by Hindu soldiers on Eid. On Janmashtami or Ram Navami, you’ll find the regimental maulvi and many Muslim soldiers in its temple. How long... read more
Jul 27, 2019 19:05
The chancelleries of Europe as much as the kingdoms of the Gulf know India’s position on third-party intervention is unshakeable. They realise Trump goofed and, to spare him his blushes, they’ll be happy to forget about it. read more
Jul 20, 2019 20:43
One more point: Every government employee will be required to give an undertaking that he or she will not have more than two children. If this commitment is broken, promotions will be forfeited. read more
Jul 13, 2019 18:58
Often, generic drugs manufacturers produce medicines of higher quality for European and American markets, where regulation is tighter, whilst blithely selling inferior and ineffective drugs in India read more
Jul 06, 2019 18:41
Many believe Nehru’s judgment was clouded by his personal attachment to Kashmir. That could be his biggest lapse. But isn’t the BJP raking up all this and also exaggerating it for political purposes? read more