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K.P.S. Gill

A Surgical Separation...

Jul 25, 2006 K.P.S. Gill

...between those who are directly involved in terrorism, and others - even where these others may include some elements sympathetic to the extremist cause, but who are not associated with any terrorist or criminal activity - is the most fundamental p

Where Is The Political Will?

Jul 13, 2006 K.P.S. Gill

You cannot prevail over terrorism by merely using strong language in Parliament or in the media. It is perhaps difficult to find even one politician in the country who holds the national interest above the interest of his or her party.


Fire In Their Bellies

Sports could create bulwarks against the many ills that currently afflict India's youth, even help turn vulnerable populations away from destructive lifestyles, from drugs, crime, anti-social behaviour, even as they contribute to better health and me

Flirting With Fire

Jun 26, 2006 K.P.S. Gill

The transient success of communal formations in India has historically not been a consequence of factors integral to their own nature, profile or agenda, but essentially from the failures, miscalculations and rank and habitual folly of secular format


Killing Them Softly

The circumstances within which our children and our youth are being brought up and educated reflect the most deplorable waste, indeed, destruction, of talent, of aspirations and of natural potential.

15 May, 2006

Blind Ideological Bubble

K.P.S. Gill

Within which the privileged classes can see only their own images, and, at best, a fuzzy and misleading blur - one that lends itself to whatever interpretation they would like to impose on it - of what lies in the vast and turbulent 'outside'.


18 April, 2006

An Area Of Darkness

K.P.S. Gill

Instead of attempting to raise the standards of education across the board to make the children of the poor enter the productive, competitive stream, the politicians appear eager only to exploit popular aspirations for electoral advantage.


03 April, 2006

The Root Cause

K.P.S. Gill

The failure of the Indian state that is producing widening spheres of violence across the country, is a failure, at the most basic level, of the very concept of development that has become entrenched in the policy establishment.


20 March, 2006

Miloševic And Musharraf

K.P.S. Gill

One is a figure reviled by history, but inexplicably, the other, the principal sponsor of international terrorism, remains the 'great hope' of the war against terrorism, not only in the West in general, but in the US and, amazingly, India as well.


06 March, 2006

Secular Myopia

K.P.S. Gill

The backwardness and abysmal poverty of the Muslim community in India is a symbol both of the decline of its own leadership, and of the bankruptcy of the exploitative vote-bank politics of 'secular' formations.


27 February, 2006

Who Could've Heard A .22?

K.P.S. Gill

The court should have come down heavily on the police for its investigative lapses, for the loss and destruction of evidence, and for visible efforts to impede proper investigation and shield the accused.


20 February, 2006

Tolerating Intolerance

K.P.S. Gill

Why does the Muslim world not rise up in rage against these fanatics and political opportunists who are bringing disgrace and disrepute to their faith? Why are the voices of criticism against extremist Islam and Islamist terrorism so muted?


06 February, 2006

Stained Steel

K.P.S. Gill

India's economic future remains contingent upon a renaissance in administration that is, at present, nowhere to be seen. The crisis of administration has abruptly deepened in the 21st century


25 January, 2006

Becoming What We Hate

K.P.S. Gill

Constructing 'our ghetto' against 'their ghetto' is no part of a solution. And seeking to impose rigid codes of conduct and narrow dogmas on society will go no way in restoring the glory of 'Hindu culture'.


10 January, 2006

Between Hysteria And Denial

K.P.S. Gill

No dearth of apologists for those who inflict mass murder on the innocent, but who speaks for the security forces who fight for and so often die to defend us - or the necessary powers, equipment and facilities required by them?


26 December, 2005

Politics Of Violence

K.P.S. Gill

Almost no one expects efficient and impartial decisions to be meted out, within a rational time frame, by the justice system, and this is something that neither the judiciary nor the political establishment is willing to address


13 December, 2005

Fundamental Home Truths

K.P.S. Gill

There is too much of sloganeering and politically correct claptrap strangling informed and reasoned discourse on crucial issues, doing infinite harm to the very communities and constituencies that such postures pretend to 'protect' and benefit.


28 November, 2005

They Just Refuse To Get It

K.P.S. Gill

Delhi must, in the national interest, rise above the seduction of partisan politics at this stage, and give Bihar's unfortunate people a fighting chance to pull themselves out of the morass into which they have been immersed by the Lalu-Rabri order


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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