Valson Thampu

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is former principal of St Stephen's College, Delhi and former member of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI).

POLITICS

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It has been a long time, St Stephen’s College is craving controversy

I had begun to wonder, even to worry. What’s gone wrong?

POLITICS

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By inducting nephew Dinakaran, Chinnamma ensured she's the new Amma

The enthronement of family members, who were an eyesore to Jayalalithaa, is meant to be the last nail in Amma’s coffin.

VOICES

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Rohith Vemula lived and died a Dalit

It is absurd, if not poor morality and atrocious law, to ask a dead man to prove his identity.

VOICES

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PM Narendra Modi must change the tone of his speech in Parliament

Rhetoric is for the masses; he was addressing parliamentarians.

VOICES

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Why E Ahamed's death was traumatic

When money becomes god, life becomes cheap.

POLITICS

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Did we honour E Ahamed's death by holding Budget session?

Conventions are not written in stone. They originate contextually and are open to modification.

POLITICS

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Priyanka Gandhi's entry into politics is most exciting

Why do I say so, despite being a strident critique of the lapses of UPA-II, in which Congress was the dominant player?

POLITICS

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Why everyone, including the media, is arguing Jallikattu wrong

Politicians, being smart by instinct, will wash their hands off and make the Supreme Court the villain.

POLITICS

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Jallikattu shouldn't be a choice between Tamil cultural pride and rule of law

When two values are in uneasy juxtaposition, maturity demands that every effort is made, and the extra mile walked, in order to harmonise them.

POLITICS

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Anil Vij is right, Gandhi is no longer an icon like Modi, Virat Kohli or SRK

Mahatma symbolises a national outlook that is far too inconvenient to the emerging order of things.