Author Archives: Kuldip Nayar


Kuldip Nayar

When Tata met Bhagwat

A sad commentary on India’s “secular credentials”   The biggest news of 2016 came in towards the end of the year. Publicly, the key industrial house admitted the importance of the most


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The media

Lessons from across the border   The Dawn is a fairly respected newspaper in the subcontinent. It was founded by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah at Darya Ganji in New Delhi to propagate his


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The thesis of isolation

 Post Trump When the country’s mood is towards the right, you cannot expect it to vote for Hillary Clinton – who represents the left-of-the-centre if not the left. Donald Trump’s victory is


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Death, be not proud

Remembering Faraaz Hossain   As the memory of the massacre at Dhaka recedes, examples of bravery are coming to the fore. One of them is that of Faraaz Hossain. He was on a


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The sad tale of the Koh-i-Noor

British nostalgia holding subcontinent’s treasure hostage A party which expects everyone to wear nationalism on their sleeves made the most anti-national statement: the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP said that the Kohinoor diamond


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But not a drop to drink

Talking about India’s water problem   Our real problem is population, I told an American Nobel Prize winner. He contradicted me and said: “Your problem is going to be water.” We were discussing

Hindu widows celebrated Holi

Indian society and secularism Something extraordinary and adorable happened to the Hindus, who number 80 percent in India. Breaking the 400-year-old tradition, widows at Vrindhavan, about 110 kilometres from Delhi, celebrated the


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Judicial stifling

Political parties in India seem intent on interfering with judiciary   The judiciary in India has a long way to go to retrieve its reputation. One judgment by the Allahabad High Court


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A House mislabelled

The politics of opportunism   Some 80 members of state assemblies have entered this month the portals of Rajya Sabha, the Upper House. They represent the states since Parliament has two Houses,

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