Balbir Punj

Balbir Punj


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

Violence in Kashmir: A lasting tragedy

Violence in Kashmir: A lasting tragedy

Monday, 10 September 2018 | Balbir Punj

The surge in attacks on kin of cops is a careful a ploy by terrorists to put pressure on the authorities. Such incidents underline the harsh realities Jammu & Kashmir has been facing since its accession to India Recent incidents in Jammu & Kashmir viz the killing of four policemen in...

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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The Tamil Nadu political churn

16 September 2018 | Kumar Chellapan | Agenda

The unexplored Guwahati

16 September 2018 | Somen Sengupta | Agenda

Stuck in the loop of history

16 September 2018 | TANYA MAlIK | Agenda

A rare Ray treat

16 September 2018 | ANUBHAV PRADHAN | Agenda

Culture Lane

16 September 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda


16 September 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda