Articles by Bikram Vohra
Jul 22, 2017
Sikkim standoff: India needs to stop looking for reasons why China won't up the anteThe powers that be in New Delhi seem cheerfully oblivious to the Chinese belligerence on the border.
Jul 20, 2017
Bidisha Bezbaruah suicide case: Why arresting the husband of the Assamese actress is unfairIn the case of the Assamese actress Bidisha Bezbaruah, who killed herself allegedly because her husband was cavorting with another woman, arresting the husband only underscores how killing yourself can become a weapon for revenge.
Jul 19, 2017
From cross-border tension to lynch mobs: When violence becomes political gambit and herd follows the venal leaderWhen political entities tacitly or openly seek confrontation, they send a message to their followers that it is alright to spread violence.
Jul 17, 2017
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: As India loses interest, releasing him could help Pakistan change 'rogue' imageThe PR quotient for Pakistan in releasing Kulbhushan Jadhav is much higher than in killing him. It would show the world that Pakistan has mercy, it is not a rogue state, it has laws, it means well and seeks peace
Jul 16, 2017
Ravi Shastri's appointment as India coach shows what kind of circus the BCCI has becomeEven now, having given Shastri the coach’s job they cannot calculate his salary. Ask yourselves, have you ever taken a job and overlooked the basic premise of what the salary was?
Jul 14, 2017
Uttar Pradesh Assembly bomb scare: MLAs' egos shouldn't hinder NIA inquiryThe discovery of PETN in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly raises some very serious questions, the topmost being how did it get there and from where was it sourced
Jul 12, 2017
Why Salman Khan compensating distributors for Tubelight losses sets a bad precedentTubelight’s failure highlights that there is no such thing as a 'guaranteed' hit
Jul 12, 2017
Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Driver who saved pilgrims is a hero, the fact that he's Muslim is irrelevantSheikh Saleem Gafoor did what any decent human being would do. The 37-year-old bus driver saved those in his care and in the process, saved himself.
Jul 10, 2017
Sikkim standoff: China's border disputes with 18 nations leaves it vulnerable, India could be David to this GoliathIf India and China have a war, the most pointless part is to ask "who will win". Nobody can win a war of such magnitude these days and it does not matter who has more guns or ships or planes.
Jul 08, 2017
India and China have far too much to lose; border skirmishes may cause confrontation not war1962 was a political war and badly handled. It will not happen again. Beijing is well aware of that. This time, whether in short bursts or over a long period, it will be army versus army and the Chinese are untried