Balbir Punj

Caught between Marx and Market

Kerala’s CPM leaders, who preach austerity in public life, have now been hit by a series of scandals exposing their lifestyles

03 Feb 2018

The indian marxist’s role models

Recently, Indian Communists have been going gaga over authoritarian regimes in China and North Korea. Is that the India they want?

20 Jan 2018

The British divide us even today

The British exploited the fault lines in India to serve their imperial ends. The Maharashtra violence is a result of that colonial legacy

06 Jan 2018

Will Rahul now shed his Hindu image?

The new Congress president went on a temple-hopping spree during the Gujarat campaign. Since the elections are over ...

23 Dec 2017

Ayodhya and ‘secularism’ in action

Litigation over the Ayodhya issue is over a century old. The ‘secularists’ have a vested interest in keeping the dispute alive

09 Dec 2017

Will the next king allow temples?

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has promised a ‘return’ to ‘moderate Islam’. But the kingdom, with its ties to Wahhabis, was never moderate

25 Nov 2017

Tipu, Hitler and religious tolerance

The controversial Sultan and the Nazi dictator targeted specific religions. Both fought against the British. Yet only one is reviled

11 Nov 2017

Do Muslims feel safe anywhere?

In an open letter to Hamid Ansari, the author addresses the former vice president’s comments on minorities

19 Aug 2017

Yes, we are an ‘Intolerant’ Nation

Rajesh, a Dalit RSS worker, was hacked to death in Kerala. But our ‘secular intellectuals’ as usual ignored this Leftist intolerance

05 Aug 2017

Madrasas a bane for Muslims

In the backdrop of the Basirhat riots, it is necessary to talk about the dangers of unapproved madrasas in india

22 Jul 2017

Modi atones for Indian sins of the past

Though Israel helped India during the 1962 & 65 wars, our Congress rulers treated her as a pariah to appease their Muslim vote bank 

08 Jul 2017

What’s wrong with being a ‘clever bania’?

Perhaps people who criticise Amit Shah’s remark believe that Gandhiji was neither clever nor a bania

24 Jun 2017

The devil now cites Buddhist scripture

Barring The New Indian Express, I did not see the story on China launching its own Nalanda in any other newspaper.

10 Jun 2017

Confessions of a ‘Hindu Nationalist’

The ‘Left-Liberals’ controlled the English media and academia. With their monopoly challenged, they have started crying hoarse

27 May 2017

As China takes on Muslims, Pakistan keeps mum

Islamabad is turning a blind eye to the humiliation suffered by China’s Uighurs. In return, it gets the poisoned CPEC chalice

14 May 2017