Balbir Punj

Balbir Punj


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

Mixed bag for both

Mixed bag for both

Monday, 17 December 2018 | Balbir Punj

A glance at the recent Assembly poll results will invariably lead to a fallacious conclusion that the Congress is the sole winner. But truth be told, while it won, the BJP didn't lose either A quick glance at the recent Assembly poll results will invariably lead to a fallacious conclusion that...

Engaging China to push for a win-win outcome

Monday, 07 May 2018 | Balbir Punj

We will have to wait and watch for the results of the Wuhan Summit but Prime Minister Modi has certainly set the agenda Even his worst critics will give Prime Minister Narendra Modi at least two cheers for his recent diplomatic achievement in lifting the India-China relationship above the common bitterness...

In political mess, DMK invokes secession ideas

Monday, 23 April 2018 | Balbir Punj

For the DMK, call for secession from the Indian Union is the mantra for its political revival. But the idea of Dravida Nadu is long past the glory it enjoyed under Ramaswamy Naicker From deciding to put up a joint front before the Finance Commission against successive reduction in their share...

Pakistan's cruel ploy on Hafiz Saeed

Monday, 09 April 2018 | Balbir Punj

We must face the hard fact that our western neighbour, equipped with nuclear weapons, is only waiting to unload them on our territory in fulfilment of its self-imposed historic role of Islamising India Only the uninitiated and gulible would have been shocked following a Pakistan Court order last Thursday, directing the...

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...

State Editions

Cyber tech new weapon of anti-nationalists: Naidu

17 December 2018 | IANS | Chandigarh

Mentally healthy or mentally ill ?

17 December 2018 | Dr Sona Kaushal Gupta | Dehradun

Spooky, Spine Chilling Tales from the Garhwal Himalayas

17 December 2018 | JASKIRAN CHOPRA | Dehradun

Ensure more price for paddy: Saryu Roy

17 December 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

One protesting para-teacher dies

17 December 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

A star is reborn

16 December 2018 | UMANG AGGARWAl | Agenda

Barabati Fort Where the stones speak

16 December 2018 | Somen Sengupta | Agenda

A dignified voice against patriarchy

16 December 2018 | Gautam Mukherjee | Agenda

Waiting for the sun to rise

16 December 2018 | UMANG AGGARWAl | Agenda

The changing face of Delhi

16 December 2018 | Excerpt | Agenda

Technology meets border security

16 December 2018 | SRINATH RANGARAJAN | Agenda