Karan Thapar is a super-looking genius who’s young, friendly, chatty and great fun to be with. He’s also very enjoyable to read.
Articles by Karan Thapar
If one wants to understand the wider relationship between Israelis and Palestinians, they should be aware of how Israel treats its Palestinian citizens
Our cricketers are great players but they have to learn to be good losers. The first is a matter of sporting prowess. The second is a quality of moral fibre
After Indira Gandhi, we’ve had other strong rulers. We’ve had many impressively attired prime ministers. So why does Indira Gandhi remain special?
Israel has said “obliterating” Hamas is its goal. But at what cost? Is there a level of death and destruction that will satisfy Israel’s quest for punishment?
They are voices that cannot be silenced and, therefore, our conscience will continue to speak.
“I’m all too aware that often the important thing about friends is the memories that linger with you.”
The saddest most lamentable conclusion is that the ground is being laid for another tragic chapter in this unending story of Israel and Palestine.
Aakar Patel surprises with his novel, revealing a talent for storytelling and deep moral dimension.
Manipur throws up disturbing questions from both sides, which is why an answer from just one perspective can only make the situation worse.
How should we respond to such commentary about our country?
Defeat will ensure prime ministers are turfed out of Downing Street. Only death – or old age — can remove the Mouser.
We need to reflect on three concerns in particular: The desirability of the concept, the implications of implementing it and the consequences that could follow
Aftab Seth's memoir, "A Diplomat's Garden," offers a glimpse into the life of an Indian diplomat, filled with action and excitement.
Two harrowing incidents took place in Indian schools. The teachers must be taught a lesson. It’s the least we expect of our government.
Mani Shankar Aiyar's autobiography is long-winded at first, but becomes a gripping narrative with valuable insights into Pakistan and India's foreign service
Neerja Chowdhury's book on six Indian prime ministers combines history and biography with anecdotes and in-depth research, leading to a delightful read
Fascinating anecdotes of the foibles and scandals of Pakistan's erstwhile royals
Gujarat CM suggests making parental consent mandatory in love marriages, potentially breaching constitutional guarantees.
A book reveals lesser-known aspects of BR Ambedkar, including his role in the freedom struggle and his struggle to be part of the Constituent Assembly.
A horrific incident of rape and sexual assault in Manipur has raised questions about the official response, including the police's role and lack of action.
In "Caste Pride: Battles for Equality in Hindu India," Manoj Mitta explores how caste prejudices persist in India, even in the face of caste atrocities.
Beyond duty and constitutional requirements, there’s a moral demand for a head of government to articulate the nation’s concern.
During his recent US trip, PM Narendra Modi was gifted Robert Frost’s book of poems by the Bidens. Frost was also Nehru’s favourite poet
Guru was the moniker by which Doon School boys knew Gurdial Singh. It was a very apt nickname. It’s also how he’ll be remembered after his death last month.
Football and cricket, unlike tennis, are not individual games. Thus, to understand and appreciate what one player does, you need to know where the others are.
PM Modi, for nine long years, has failed to hold a press conference and many people have concluded he’s evading accountability. Let's examine this
We all think we knew Atal Bihari Vajpayee, but did we know the man behind the image?
In his new book, Chinmaya Gharekhan reveals Indira Gandhi was superstitious, loved to amend the drafts of letters, and could spend hours discussing the menu
“Our democracy is in crisis, our social fabric is torn, our economy is in peril and we are being dragged back to the dark ages.”