Articles by Hartosh Singh Bal
Jan 30, 2014
Rahul and other 1984 apologists: The big lie of Cong's secularismIn his blundering fashion, Rahul has undone this silence that surrounds the complicity of the highest level of the party in the 1984 riots -- and exposed the secular pretensions who support his party.
Jan 28, 2014
Frankly lying: Rahul Gandhi on 1984 and GujaratWhy should we trust Rahul to address issues honestly when he was so evidently willing to lie over fundamental issues only to save his family and his party’s reputation?
Jan 27, 2014
Lesson for AAP, Kejriwal: Why people power leads to mobocracyIn our hierarchical society where in a large measure we have failed to create the idea of a citizen, the devolution of all powers to a small number of people is dangerous and will not work.
Jan 24, 2014
Narendra Modi's economic vision is impractical trickery at bestPerhaps, when Modi said, "Mitron, chunav jitney ke liye dole, dole, dole …phir bhi sarkar dole rahi hai’’ he just meant that the Congress was no match for him even where wasteful expenditure was concerned.
Jan 20, 2014
Somnath Bharti's raid: AAP redefines democracy as mob ruleThe inability to respect the rights of individuals, whether they are foreigners or members of the Delhi Police, is a symptom of the kind of mob rule AAP seems to be encouraging.
Jan 17, 2014
The middle manager problem: Why Rahul cannot lead CongressOnly a middle-level manager would continue to search for managerial solutions to what is essentially a crisis of leadership in the Congress.
Jan 15, 2014
UK docs on Operation Bluestar: Time to probe Indira Gandhi's roleIf it is true that the operation had been cleared and planned as far back as February 1984, then Indira Gandhi stands accused of near criminal culpability.
Jan 12, 2014
Redefining a riot: Panagariya, Bhagwati write to The EconomistThe eminent economists from Columbia University are not just playing with numbers to diminish the seriousness of what transpired in Gujarat, they are also deliberately distorting the facts.
Jan 09, 2014
People pleasers: What the AAP can learn from Prashant BhushanPrashant Bhushan is a maverick, a man with whom you disagree more than agree. For that reason, he is essential to the AAP. They would damage themselves if they were to silence his views.
Jan 07, 2014
Manu Joseph's resignation: The perils of editorial surrenderThe law protects journalists from termination, unless the journalist has undermined his or her own case by misbehavior or mistakes. But editors don't take on owners -- they need another owner to give them the next job.