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Karan Thapar

Karan Thapar | Horrors of 1947 Partition: A selective remembrance?

Narendra Modi’s crudely named Partition Horrors remembrance Day is a very different thing

20 Aug 2021 1:59 AM

Karan Thapar | What Kerala did right and where India went wrong…

The subject that we know a lot about, albeit one-sidedly, is the Covid-19 situation in Kerala

06 Aug 2021 1:31 AM

Karan Thapar | Pegasus expose: Will the govt order a real probe?

At the very least, a democratic government committed to defending the rights of its citizens would immediately order a full inquiry

23 Jul 2021 1:51 AM

Karan Thapar | Population: Will ‘solution’ make our problem worse?

The truth is that India’s census data confirms our population growth is slowing

17 Jul 2021 12:46 AM

Karan Thapar | Loans, not relief: A raw deal for the urban poor

An urban MGNREGA would cost a substantial amount

09 Jul 2021 12:10 AM


Karan Thapar | Mind the gap: Covishield’s 2nd jab sets off controversy

Paradoxically, three days after India’s May decision, and because of the threat of the Delta variant, the UK reduced the gap to eight weeks

25 Jun 2021 12:40 AM

Karan Thapar | Sedition: Time for SC to enforce its own rulings

96 per cent of sedition cases for criticising politicians and governments over the last decade were registered after 2014

11 Jun 2021 12:11 AM

Karan Thapar | 7 yrs of PM Modi: Can he lead us out of the abyss?

The Narendra Modi that we voted for was probably more our creation and less of his own making

28 May 2021 1:34 AM

Karan Thapar | Why did Centre fail to act despite a surge warning?

The government had been effectively forewarned to expect a possible exponential rise in cases but did virtually nothing

14 May 2021 12:00 AM

Karan Thapar | India’s grim reality out in the open as myths busted

It wasn’t so long ago that we convinced ourselves we are a superpower or, at least, one that’s definitely in the making

30 Apr 2021 4:51 AM


Karan Thapar | Covid: Who’ll pay price for irresponsible netas?

The political rallies and religious snans could easily become super-spreader events. Some perhaps already have

16 Apr 2021 12:00 AM

Karan Thapar | BJP has a different take… On history, science, cows!

Long is the list of BJP leaders who believe some of the greatest modern achievements actually existed in the times of the Mahabharata

02 Apr 2021 7:27 AM

Karan Thapar | Of Rahul, Indira and the ‘mistake’ of Emergency

Indira Gandhi didn’t think the Emergency was a mistake and she certainly didn’t apologise for it

19 Mar 2021 4:45 AM

Karan Thapar | The tragedy of Suu Kyi: Almost Shakespearean

So, like Shakespeare’s tragic heroes, she may well ask if the price she paid for achieving her ambition was worth it?

05 Mar 2021 7:31 AM

Karan Thapar | Decoding the numbers: What the FM didn’t say

When you dig into details and ponder over the implications, the Budget feels rather different to what you’ve heard

19 Feb 2021 4:51 AM


Karan Thapar | Sedition law being made a mockery; just scrap it…

If they’re not deliberately abusing the law, it can only mean one other thing -- that neither the police nor ministers know what sedition is

05 Feb 2021 7:13 AM

Transparency needed to remove all vaccine fears

Frankly, it’s not just bizarre but deplorable to frame differences over the efficacy of Covaxin as issues of national pride

22 Jan 2021 6:36 AM

Karan Thapar | Hindus and patriotism: Why RSS chief is wrong

However, I suspect that Mr Bhagwat would simply brush aside all the evidence of history that I have just marshalled

08 Jan 2021 4:49 AM

Karan Thapar | Christmas, like Diwali, is a special day in India

The attempt to redesignate Christmas is likely to be more hurtful to India’s Christians than the 2014 redesignation as Good Governance Day

25 Dec 2020 7:37 AM

Karan Thapar | How Nehru had gutted the Constitution in 1951

So sweeping were the changes that constitutional scholar Upendra Baxi calls the post-amendment document 'the second Constitution'

11 Dec 2020 9:12 AM