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Rajinder Puri

RIP Rajinder Puri

Feb 16, 2015

Veteran cartoonist, columnist and political activist, Rajinder Puri, passed away here today. Here is an assemblage of articles by Rajinder Puri from the Outlook archives

A Level Playing Field

Aug 30, 2010 Rajinder Puri

Why single out cricketers for blame? It is better to accept the simple truth that cricket is no longer a sport. Cricket is commerce. As is politics, justice, media — or even religion. The crisis is moral.


Chinese Sweet And Sour

Unless attitudes change New Delhi should minimize diplomatic contact with Islamabad and cut trade ties with Beijing. It will hurt them more than it will hurt us. Blowing hot and cold is no answer

Double Fault

Aug 20, 2010 Rajinder Puri

Indian tennis stars have shamed the nation. They have threatened to pull out of the Commonwealth Games simply because authorities refuse to pay them their dues...


Order Out Of Chaos

The stupidity of the government in its handling of the Telangana crisis is welcome. It just might ignite catalytic events that create opportunity to introduce a fundamental systemic reappraisal and reform.

09 December, 2009

Is There A Case For Small States?

Rajinder Puri

Any rational reorganization of the nation into smaller states would give India around 50 states. Do small states suffer? Not if one views Punjab , Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.


08 December, 2009

The Blind Talking To The Deaf

Rajinder Puri

Claude Arpi’s book exposes the painful repetitiveness of all contacts between China and Tibet, between China and the rest of the world. It expresses hope that China will change. One begs to differ.


25 November, 2009

Liberhan’s Lapses

Rajinder Puri

The Justice Liberhan Commission after 48 extensions was a mountainous enterprise. But this mountain after 17 years of labour produced a stillborn and stinking mouse. Sorry Mr Judge, but you ask to be judged.


23 November, 2009

Which World Does Justice Liberhan Inhabit?

Rajinder Puri

His report has gone out of its way to exonerate the Narasimha Rao government of responsibility for the demolition, damaging its credibility before its official release


19 November, 2009

Behind Closed Doors

Rajinder Puri

The recent Obama-Hu summit makes India's concerns on China real and urgent. It remains to be seen how Prime Minister Manmohan Singh acquits himself in Washington.


16 November, 2009

Hobson's Choice

Rajinder Puri

The cover-up in the Madhu Koda mining case already seems to have begun. But, it is so crude and brazen that the political damage could be equally disastrous.


12 November, 2009

An Open Letter To Pranab Mukherjee

Rajinder Puri

There are startling similarities and important differences between the Jain Hawala case and the Koda case. History is repeating itself. It ended as tragedy in the Jain Hawala case. Do not let it end this time as a farce.


10 November, 2009

It Ain't Over...Yet

Rajinder Puri

Despite the faith in the power of the RSS -- and its all-powerful chief Mohan Bhagwat -- that the BJP rank and file may have, it would be rash and premature to write off LK Advani just yet.


05 November, 2009

Look Ma, Democracy Has No Clothes!

Rajinder Puri

Lack of governance, the trampling of Constitutional and legal norms, the brazen corruption, the mounting threats of terrorism and insurgency...But look at the bright side...


29 October, 2009

The Bogey Of UN Resolutions

Rajinder Puri

The Hurriyat leaders might recall that before he died Pandit Nehru with the help of Sheikh Abdullah attempted to make Kashmir the bridge between India and Pakistan. Nehru had realized his earlier mistakes. Will the Hurriyat?


27 October, 2009

Chemotherapy Or Surgery?

Rajinder Puri

Actually, the troubles besetting the BJP are easy to resolve if its members only had the sense to observe and follow the party’s democratic constitution which, for all practical purposes, is consigned to the trash can.


02 October, 2009

Has Gandhi's Agenda Been Defeated?

Rajinder Puri

Mahatma Gandhi had earlier said that India could be partitioned only over his dead body. The Partition occurred but Gandhi remained alive. He was not afraid of death. Then why did he not redeem his pledge?


29 September, 2009

Globalisation’s Biggest Victim?

Rajinder Puri

If globalisation allows big MNCs to exploit people worldwide how come the nation in which the largest and most powerful MNCs are headquartered is declining so quickly?


Photo Gallery

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.

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A health worker checks details for COVID-19 tests of the passengers arriving from Rishikesh at the Bikaner railway station.

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Shops at a Muslim-dominated area of Dalmandi remain closed on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Varanasi.

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Resident doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital raise slogans during a protest in New Delhi.

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An elderly beneficiary reacts as she receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose amid fear of spreading of a new variant of the virus (Omicron), at a government hospital in Jalandhar.

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