Balbir Punj

Balbir Punj


Balbir Punj is a Rajya Sabha MP and a political commentator.

The real Sir Syed: A British agent

The real Sir Syed: A British agent

Monday, 22 October 2018 | Balbir Punj

Contrary to views expressed by those who glorify Sir Syed as a messiah for the Muslim community, he worked ceaselessly for the creation of a separate Muslim nation which proved to be expensive for the community Creator of Pakistan, a hero in Indiaā€¯ was the heading of an Article this writer...

Running with hares and hunting with hounds

Monday, 26 March 2018 | Balbir Punj

The political resolution adopted by the Congress at the plenary session displayed its eagerness to grab power but those on the ground are not so sure it can Buoyed by a few key by-poll successes in the Hindi heartland of the country, Congressmen and women, who thronged the Indira Gandhi Indoor...

Of falling statues and vanishing ideologies

Monday, 12 March 2018 | Balbir Punj

The people in the North-East have responded to the BJP’s call, on which it will have to deliver, that it is development that is first and foremost It would do no one any good if the avalanche of change that has swept through the North-east of the country is seen as...

Gulf diplomacy: Signs of a changing world

Monday, 26 February 2018 | Balbir Punj

Modi’s upholding of the two-nation solution in Palestine was timely not only to rebalance India's  diplomacy in the most turbulent region of the world but also to silence his critics back home While the national media is naturally focused on banking scams adding to thousands of crores, a major development with...

Another victim in a country of 'no love'

Monday, 12 February 2018 | Balbir Punj

Ankit’s brutal murder in Delhi has raised some pertinent questions surrounding inter-faith marriages and the right to conversion which Islamic theologians must answer The recent brutal murder of young photographer Ankit Saxena in West Delhi’s Khyala area by the family of his Muslim girlfriend Shehzadi has thrown the ongoing ‘secular’ narrative...

India regains centre at Davos meet

Monday, 29 January 2018 | Balbir Punj

For all naysayers, in India and abroad, who have criticised Modi’s Davos visit, the Prime Minister has captured the centre at Davos among top international investors and unstable governing coalitions abroad The arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Davos world business summit has coincidentally timed with the International...

Visits that break the mould

Monday, 15 January 2018 | Balbir Punj

With Netanyahu’s trip to India, the Modi Government seems to have succeeded in divesting the country of the last vestiges of Nehruvian foreign policy The four-day visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India, which began at New Delhi yesterday, is all set to be an important turning point in...

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11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

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11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

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11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer