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Chapter 27 suggests Obama held back on a lot. No doubt, some secrets must be carried to the grave but why won’t he reveal whether Pakistan was complicit or incompetent?(AFP)

Obama’s intriguing silence on Pakistan, writes Karan Thapar

UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 08:43 PM IST
The one question Obama doesn’t answer is about Pakistan’s role. Was Pakistan hiding bin Laden and, therefore, complicit? Or unaware of his presence and, therefore, incompetent?
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Ultimately, it’s not the immorality of this promise that distresses me. It’s the distastefulness of it(REUTERS)
Ultimately, it’s not the immorality of this promise that distresses me. It’s the distastefulness of it(REUTERS)

What political parties must not do for votes, writes Karan Thapar

UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 10:27 PM IST
A promise of a free vaccine, in the middle of a pandemic raging for ten months, plays upon people’s fears. Not for their country, state or community but of their own lives
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Jaswant Singh treated me like an adult. He listened carefully, asked probing questions and, occasionally, shared his own experiences(PTI)
Jaswant Singh treated me like an adult. He listened carefully, asked probing questions and, occasionally, shared his own experiences(PTI)

What I admired about Jaswant Singh, writes Karan Thapar

UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 06:14 AM IST
Jaswant Singh’s book on Jinnah took a different view. He didn’t care what his party thought of his scholarship. It was the “truth” as he saw it. Such courage and conviction is rare. In Indian politics, it’s probably unique
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It is difficult to find famous females who have decided to go grey with age and look glamorous while doing so(Getty Images)
It is difficult to find famous females who have decided to go grey with age and look glamorous while doing so(Getty Images)

To grey or not to grey

By Seema Goswami | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 10:56 PM IST
That is the question; and what, pray, is your answer?
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MK Stalin is not in the running. So for him to champion Rahul Gandhi’s cause is easy(Sourced)
MK Stalin is not in the running. So for him to champion Rahul Gandhi’s cause is easy(Sourced)

Stalin made a mistake in proposing Rahul Gandhi as the candidate for prime minister, writes Karan Thapar

UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2018 02:15 PM IST
A piquant situation will arise if Congress is the single largest party in the opposition alliance but short of the 136 mark. If Mayawati and Mamata have 40 MPs each they could be reluctant to give precedence to Rahul Gandhi. Even if their numbers are smaller they’re likely to believe their greater experience gives them prior claim
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Audience during the first day of Khuswant Sing Literature Festival at Kasauli on October 12.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Audience during the first day of Khuswant Sing Literature Festival at Kasauli on October 12.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

‘#MeToo a revelation, gives women new voice’

By Sumeda | Hindustan Times, Kasauli
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 05:20 PM IST
Many children from in and around Himachal Pradesh also attended the literature festival, which saw experts from diverse backgrounds on one platform.
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Mani Shankar Aiyar and Karan Thapar at Khushwant Singh Lit Fest on Saturday(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Mani Shankar Aiyar and Karan Thapar at Khushwant Singh Lit Fest on Saturday(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Mani Shankar Aiyar, Karan Thapar play the devil’s advocate at Khushwant Singh Lit Fest

By Aishwarya Khosla | Hindustan Times, Kasauli, Kasuali
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2018 10:02 AM IST
In keeping with the fest’s theme, the strength of the nari (woman), Aiyar decided to focus the session on the prominent women Thapar knew and interviewed.
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(LtoR) Congress president Rahul Gandhi and ex-PM Manmohan Singh at Karan Thapar’s book launch.
(LtoR) Congress president Rahul Gandhi and ex-PM Manmohan Singh at Karan Thapar’s book launch.

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: A gathering of the tribe

By Malavika Sangghvi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 05:38 PM IST
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The Pakistan Trip: LK Advani, the then BJP president and leader of the opposition, at the Katas Raj temple near Lahore in 2005. Pakistani foreign minister, Khurshid Kasuri, had extended an invitation to Advani to visit his country.(PTI)
The Pakistan Trip: LK Advani, the then BJP president and leader of the opposition, at the Katas Raj temple near Lahore in 2005. Pakistani foreign minister, Khurshid Kasuri, had extended an invitation to Advani to visit his country.(PTI)

How LK Advani’s secret meeting paved way for Agra summit: Excerpt from Karan Thapar’s book

By Karan Thapar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 04:15 PM IST
Karan Thapar’s new book reveals how LK Advani’s secret meetings in 2000-2001 with the then Pakistani high commissioner paved the way for the Agra Summit and for the BJP leader’s changed attitude to Pakistan. An exclusive extract
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Supreme Court judge Justice Jasti Chelameswar at the launch of a book in New Delhi.(PTI FILE)
Supreme Court judge Justice Jasti Chelameswar at the launch of a book in New Delhi.(PTI FILE)

Justice Chelameswar hopes Jan 12 presser won’t come in way of Justice Gogoi’s elevation as CJI

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 10:38 PM IST
CJI Dipak Misra retires on October 2 and Justice Chelameswar, who is the seniormost judge after him, would demit the office on June 22.
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There is a bit of India in every Pakistani: Zardari

By Vinod Sharma and Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 05:33 PM IST
For the first time, a Pakistani head of state promised a “no-first nuclear-strike” against India, talked of change and reconciliation, of shared bloodlines and the possibility of doing away with passports, report Vinod Sharma and Zia Haq. See Special | See webcast | See pics
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