Balbir Punj

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is a Delhi-based political commentator and a BJP leader.

POLITICS

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Afghanistan's ghastly drama: What lies ahead for the country's minorities

What Hindus and Sikhs are facing in Afghanistan is a repeat of the experience of non-Muslims in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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Why the church has no faith in Modi

Under the current government, illegal conversions are now more difficult than ever.

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By backing Jignesh Mevani, Rahul is repeating Rajiv and Indira Gandhi's mistakes

History has shown that a Dalit-Muslim alliance has obvious contradictions.

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Will Rahul Gandhi continue with his freshly discovered Hindu identity?

It will be interesting to see how the Congress counters PM Modi's unmatched connect with the electorate.

POLITICS

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Why we can't let courts decide on Ram Temple issue

The response to this historical injustice should have been political and not legal.

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Tipu Sultan is no hero. India needs to stop celebrating him

The Sultan opposed the British because they were an impediment in his endeavour to carry out jihad against 'kafirs' and establishing an Islamic state in India.

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Plight of Indian Muslims: What we can learn from APJ Kalam and not Hamid Ansari

Can Modi succeed where Mahatma Gandhi or rest of the world has failed in making Muslims feel less insecure?

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How Modi will rectify India's six decades of neglect towards Israel

Despite being treated like a pariah by New Delhi, Tel Aviv through back-channels helped us with vital intel inputs.

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How Congress is helping its own death

Vibrant democracies and dynasty-centred politics seldom coexist for long.

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Modi has turned India's fortunes, but media won't show it

For news channels, it's all about controversies to push the TRP ratings.