Kuldip Nayar | The Daily Star
  • Kuldip Nayar

    Veteran Indian journalist, syndicated columnist, human right activist and author. He was appointed High Commissioner to Great Britain in 1990 and nominated to the upper house of Indian Parliament in 1997. He is also the author of 15 books, including "Beyond the Lines” and "India after Nehru."

  • Steps to empower women

    For some reasons, mainly male chauvinism, the Women's Reservation Bill has not yet been passed by parliament. It was introduced in the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996 when the then Prime Minister, Deve Gowda, was in office.
  • Dynastic politics in India

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is wrong when he says that all of India runs on dynasties.
  • The harrowing prospects of soft Hindutva

    By "Hinduising" a secular society, the integrity of the country is in danger. Religion can never integrate a nation as the example of Bangladesh cutting itself asunder from Pakistan shows. The attempt to impose Urdu forced the same Muslim East Pakistan to become independent, sovereign republic of Bangladesh.
  • The ugly side of 'god-men'

    The problem arises when they indulge in fraudulent and illegal activities, going to the extent of committing rapes and murders. What gives the whole thing an ugly shape is the support of the political parties for their own gains.
  • Triple talaq has no place in a secular India

    The Supreme Court's judgment is harsh and unequivocal. There could be no compromise on the basics of the Indian Constitution, freedom to women and men to lead their lives as they wanted. I wish the Muslim community had accepted the bar on triple talaq, which goes against the spirit of the constitution. But it looks as if the fundamentalists have been having their way.