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).

VOICES

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Hardik Patel 'sex CD' - who would benefit from such depravity?

The prospect of gaining electoral profit from this 'gunpowder plot' – with ammunition photo-shopped, or otherwise - is too tempting.

VOICES

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I'm a religious minority in India. My advice to everyone like me

The worst disservice minorities can do to themselves is to shrink into victimhood.

POLITICS

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BJP is a better party than Congress. You can tell by how it spins its disasters into windfalls

The party's profit and long-term loss is the overpowering oratory of the prime minister.

VOICES

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I am a product of love jihad. This is the only holy war

If it makes a few or many insecure, so be it.

VARIETY

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Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool? Jai Hind, Jai Hind, three bags full

Madhya Pradesh minister who wants students to answer roll call with ‘Jai Hind’ is a brilliant political master.

VOICES

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VOICES

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Why Rahul Gandhi shouldn't have blamed BJP/RSS for Gauri Lankesh's murder

The Congress vice-president could have spoken on the killing after the guilty were brought to book.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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Ram Rahim rape verdict: Why Haryana BJP government failed miserably

Despite violence in the aftermath of an adverse verdict being absolutely predictable, the state administration was voluntarily unprepared for it.

VOICES

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Don't let the love for your country make you sound like a fool

By forcing people to shout what are considered patriotic slogans, our misguided enthusiasts undermine the very foundation of patriotism.