April 05, 2020
Balbir K. Punj

Balbir K. Punj

  • In The Dark Of His Troubles
    In The Dark Of His Troubles

    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?

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

  • A Chennai Overture
    A Chennai Overture

    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

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

  • Counting Backwards
    Counting Backwards

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

  • Let Sleeping Gods Lie
    Let Sleeping Gods Lie

    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

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

  • Who's Afraid Of The BJP?
    Who's Afraid Of The BJP?

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

  • Hooghly Meets Volga
    Hooghly Meets Volga

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

  • Maoists Are No Maoris!
    Maoists Are No Maoris!

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

  • The Two-Regiment Theory
    The Two-Regiment Theory

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

  • Hanged Before Hearing
    Hanged Before Hearing

    The Outlook report on the Shankaracharya illustrates its double standards

  • Grace Marks, Please
    Grace Marks, Please

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

  • Mughlai Paranthas
    Mughlai Paranthas

    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

    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

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

  • Do Skeletons Have A Soul?
    Do Skeletons Have A Soul?

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

  • On An Ancestral Trek
    On An Ancestral Trek

    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

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

  • Healing Achilles Heel
    Healing Achilles Heel

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

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