Aparna Patwardhan

A political game of thrones

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 | Aparna Patwardhan | in Oped

The coup by the Gowdas must have raised the hackles of Mamata Banerjee. It doesn’t bode well for her Prime Ministerial dream as she may be sidelined if the so-called Mahagathbandhan wins in 2019. She could be ‘made to walk' to the swearing-in ceremony only to see a Gowda or...

Exorcising the ghost of Tipu Sultan

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 | Aparna Patwardhan | in Oped

The Congress tradition of rediscovering the past by elevating tyrants to the status of heroes for vote-banks will not pay political dividends any more Tipu Sultan was born on November 20, 1750. But the Congress Government in Karnataka has declared November 10 as Tipu Jayanti. Tipu, deceitfully imprisoned the Wodeyar of...

A bigot called Tipu Sultan

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 | Aparna Patwardhan | in Oped

Who was Tipu Sultan? A social reformer or a religious fanatic? A dismally corrupt Congress which refuses to look beyond vote-banks calls him a freedom fighter! My victorious sabre is lightning for the destruction of the unbelievers… Oh Lord, make him victorious, who promoteth the faith of Muhammad. Confound him, who...


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