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Pavan K Varma

Pavan K. Varma | India isn’t Sri Lanka, but must draw lessons

India is facing major problems of unemployment and inflation

15 May 2022 12:42 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Urdu by any other faith sounds just as sweet…

It is my opinion that our educational content is still considerably trapped in the colonial legacy

01 May 2022 1:21 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Do marching saints truly care what Hindus want?

The attempt to convert this great Sanatana Dharma into some kind of Wahabi faith is doomed to failure

17 Apr 2022 12:32 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Sans wall against despotism, govt cherrypicking dharma

In this process, the interests of the State become conterminous with the personal interests of the political leader

03 Apr 2022 3:23 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Persevere and be clear to build a robust Opposition

A vibrant democracy needs a robust Opposition. To pursue this goal requires perseverance and strategic clarity

20 Mar 2022 12:41 AM


Pavan K. Varma | Lesson from Kyiv: Accept truth of multipolar world

Russia must tone down its belligerence and end the war as soon as possible

06 Mar 2022 1:13 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Our duty is to put back nuance in hijab debate

The hijab dispute is now sub judice, and is being heard by the Karnataka high court

20 Feb 2022 2:36 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Budget ignores real threat in favour of speculative relief

Unemployment is at a 48-year high and three crore graduates are jobless

06 Feb 2022 2:47 AM

Pavan K. Varma | PC is wrong; TMC offered Goa tie-up, didn’t hear back

Details such as seat sharing, & other modalities of fighting the election in alliance, would have followed, should the Congress have agreed

23 Jan 2022 3:00 AM

Pavan K. Varma | The flaw in PM’s security: Rise above politics, fix it

Any attempt to politicise this matter is most deplorable. But unfortunately, this is precisely what the BJP did

09 Jan 2022 1:29 AM


Pavan K. Varma | Time to teach a lesson to Haridwar’s hatemongers

Such a dangerous and revolting display of religious hatred cannot be passed off as a one-off incident

26 Dec 2021 10:33 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Why it is dangerous to be Indian in Modi’s India

Ultimately, whether in Hinduism or in Islam, the real enemies of dialogue are the bigoted

12 Dec 2021 1:59 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Opp. has done well to snub a hollow ‘Constitution Day’

Jan 26 is the long-consecrated day to celebrate the promulgation of the Constitution. This new celebration on Nov 26 was a BJP innovation

28 Nov 2021 12:57 AM

Pavan K. Varma | In mobocracy called India, art & rule of law casualties

The first myth that needs to be buried then is that there is a difference between the BJP and the so-called fringe

14 Nov 2021 2:19 AM

Pavan K. Varma | A 10-point 'toolkit' for an authoritarian democracy

Each step in this journey that goes unchallenged prepares the ground for the next step, further reinforcing the trend

31 Oct 2021 1:48 AM


Pavan K. Varma | Don’t doubt Savarkar grit, question his prejudice

Savarkar has rightly been the target of those in India who believe in our inherent plurality and inclusiveness of vision

17 Oct 2021 1:40 AM

Pavan Varma | Congress in decline, how long before it falls to pieces?

The ongoing shenanigans in the Congress party are reminiscent of the two nawabs

03 Oct 2021 12:20 AM

Pavan Varma | Abbajaan! The basest lingo taints our faith

People like Adityanath also seem to be motivated by the focused goal of setting one religious community against another

19 Sep 2021 3:28 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Shun J&K peace bait, don’t talk to Taliban

Ultimately, the Taliban, by its very nature, will actively encourage jihadi groups to use Islamic terrorism beyond its territories

05 Sep 2021 2:18 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Leave Afghanistan alone; step up Kashmir defence

This does not mean that the Taliban, which has swept to power in the war-torn country, must be left alone to run havoc

22 Aug 2021 3:26 AM