Arun Shourie Articles (English)


Arun Shourie
Arun Shourie (born 2 November 1941) is an eminent Indian journalist, author and politician. He has worked as an economist with the World Bank, a consultant to the Planning Commission of India, editor of the Indian Express and The Times of India and a minister in the government of India (1998–2004). He was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1982. He has authored/co-authored numerous books and is better known for his insightful writings on a range of subjects and thoughts and razor sharp logic. We are reproducing his articles from http://arunshourie.voiceofdharma.com/articles.htm.

Chapters

Why the Hon'able Court Must Hear Us

Hideaway Communalism

Not an Abberation, But the Theme

Things to do about the Press

"Arey Bhai, Masjid Hai Hi Kahaan...?"

Ayodhya: Muslim Argument Examined

Myths about the Swami - Part I

Myths About the Swami - Part II (Quotable Quotes)

Hazratbal Mosque Crisis: How and Why it Happened?

Premises and their Inevitable Consequences

The Wages of Calumny

'But We Have no Right?'

Secular Hypocrisy, Double Standard, and Regressions

"Muslims...were looking to Pakistan for help..."

Spiritual Renewal the Hindu Way - I The Indian Way of Seeking The Almighty

Spiritual Renewal the Hindu Way - II The Buddha's Garment

Spiritual Renewal the Hindu Way - III Signs of Renewal

The Hindutva Judgements: The Distance That Remains

Toppling the BJP Government on the 31st

No Point Saying, "But Those Days are Long Gone"

With Friends Like These, Having Enemies is Better

One Who has in fact Wrought a Revolution

Fascism will be Inevitable if Aggression is Called Resurgence

Fashion-Setters and Their Well-Honed Technology

Contrivances Replace Contrivances With Contrivances With Contrivances

Their Sacrifices: A Chapter from Tomorrow's Textbooks

Curiosity? Myopia? Servility?

Observers and Their Unalloyed Drivel

The Pakistani Bomb is, and has been, a Joint Venture

Third Demension to the N-threat We Face

The Tantrums Which Will Follow Explosions

Fabrications On The Way To The Funeral

ICHR's The Eminent Entrepreneurs!

Earplugs To Shut Out Their Loudspeakers!

To Paradise - Via the Jehad in Kashmir!

Devices to Further the Circular

A Happy Result, And Something To Look Forward To

The Litmus Test of Whether Your History is Secular

After Selling Himself in the Flesh Market

Cut, Paste and Preserve Their Calumny

On Dealing With Contradictory Signals

On Treasuring a Moment

The Comfort of Conspiracies

A State Unimagined in Law: A Wrong Without a Remedy

Body-Counts Have Become Big, Compelling Business

So Many Obvious Things To Do Way To Do Them

Some Good Even From This Crisis

Congress Culture

What a Precedent to Cite!

As Soldiers Put Their Lives on the Line

Kargil: Who and What is Responsible?

What Propels Them? What Blinds Them?

Not Just an Islamic, But a Psychological State

Every Disaster, a Photo-Opportunity

The Jihadi Mentality: Its Recoil and Danger

The Lunatic Mainstream Vs a Slender Fringe

Two Questions Recent Crises Throw at us

Annexation Through Technicalities

To the Bitter End

Pocket Edition

The Realities of Pakistan

An Extreme Case is not an Exception

The Pope Dispels All Doubts!

POTO: Interception, Confession, Confessions, Torture (Part I of II)

POTO: Approve Swiftly, and then Toughen it (Part II of II)

Combating Terrorism

'A State That's Patronising Terrorists Should Wake up to the Consequences; in any Case its Immediate Neighbours Must'

The Judgement Vs the Interim Order

Did the Court Ask, What is Mohd Aslam's Locus Standi?

Political Will Hunting

Where the Buck Really Stops

The Manu of Our Times?

The Futility of Dialogue with Babari Committee

Calamities Come and Go, But Decision to Stay Remains

"But how can we disobey the command of our Lord?"

Objective Whitewash for Objective History (PART I of II) !

Not Just Macaulay's Offspring

The Media in Crises

The "Roman Brahmin"

To Undo the Scandal, Undo the Control

Weak to the Strong, Strong to the Weak

Vital Distinctions

Who Killed Australian Missionary Graham Staines?

Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons

If You Let Facts Interfere You Lack Party Spirit