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In The Dark Of His Troubles

In The Dark Of His Troubles

Feb 15, 2016 Balbir K. Punj

The text of Rohith Vemula’s suicide note holds the key to understanding his death. It doesn’t speak like...

Is Anything More Corrupt Than A Govt Buying MPs?

Is Anything More Corrupt Than A Govt Buying MPs?

Oct 03, 2011 Balbir K. Punj

Sadly, the discourse on fighting corruption is being ridden the wrong way

A Chennai Overture

A Chennai Overture

Jun 06, 2011 Balbir K. Punj

Jaya’s invitation to Modi dispels an ‘untouchability’ myth

Pretty Prose And Guns From Cloud Cuckoo Land

Pretty Prose And Guns From Cloud Cuckoo Land

Oct 11, 2010 Balbir K. Punj

Arundhati’s diatribes against the Indian State ignore the freedom it offers

Counting Backwards

Counting Backwards

Jul 05, 2010 Balbir K. Punj

A caste census will only reinforce a reality we’re trying to outgrow

Let Sleeping Gods Lie

Let Sleeping Gods Lie

Nov 24, 2008 Balbir K. Punj

The Church's 'harvest of souls' policy has led us to this foul juncture

What It Means To Live Under The Airless Veil

What It Means To Live Under The Airless Veil

Feb 25, 2008 Balbir K. Punj

Islamic orthodoxy is a blight on our enlightened times. Why no protests?

Who's Afraid Of The BJP?

Who's Afraid Of The BJP?

Oct 01, 2007 Balbir K. Punj

The UPA and secularists. Why else would they worry after this blooper?

Hooghly Meets Volga

Hooghly Meets Volga

Apr 02, 2007 Balbir K. Punj

The Stalinist streak is back in the CPI(M), a throttled media is added proof

Maoists Are No Maoris!

Maoists Are No Maoris!

Sep 11, 2006 Balbir K. Punj

Salwa Judum is an indigenous answer to the imported problem of Maoism

The Two-Regiment Theory

The Two-Regiment Theory

Mar 13, 2006 Balbir K. Punj

The forces are our last bastion against communalism. Can anyone contest it?

Hanged Before Hearing

Hanged Before Hearing

Dec 06, 2004 Balbir K. Punj

The Outlook report on the Shankaracharya illustrates its double standards

Grace Marks, Please

Grace Marks, Please

Jun 14, 2004 Balbir K. Punj

The NDA didn't lose to the Congress. It was the system that beat us.

Mughlai Paranthas

Mughlai Paranthas

Apr 05, 2004 Balbir K. Punj

The secularist lens may project a selective view of medieval history, but facts speak otherwise

A National Low Cal Debate

A National Low Cal Debate

Feb 16, 2004 Balbir K. Punj

Why is the Outlook for India so grey when, with the same indicators, Calcutta is so bright and shiny? Can't...

The Mother Principle

The Mother Principle

Dec 01, 2003 Balbir K. Punj

An evangelist is Calcutta's mascot, even though more authentic figures abound

Do Skeletons Have A Soul?

Do Skeletons Have A Soul?

Nov 10, 2003 Balbir K. Punj

Hindus are notoriously poor learners of history's stern reckonings. Chandraprakash Dwivedi's film 'Pinjar' is...

On An Ancestral Trek

On An Ancestral Trek

Sep 01, 2003 Balbir K. Punj

A Punjabi adage: one who hasn't seen Lahore hasn't been born. A birthday boy's account.

Results From The Lab

Results From The Lab

Dec 30, 2002 Balbir K. Punj

The secularists will spin theories which they had laboured to establish in the post-Godhra carnage. But to...

Healing Achilles Heel

Healing Achilles Heel

Nov 04, 2002 Balbir K. Punj

It's argued that Gujarat should be immune to violence since it's the land of Gandhi. But let's not forget...