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Ishaan Saxena

India's KV children

Monday, 04 Dec 2017 | Ishaan Saxena | in Oped

In order to reap the demographic dividend, it is imperative we harness the potential of students enrolled in government schools and Kendriya Vidyalayas An anxious wave seems have gripped the education sector. The recent spate of headlines regarding the security of children in schools has once again highlighted how vulnerable some...

Left, Right and vanishing Centre

Friday, 13 Oct 2017 | Ishaan Saxena | in Oped

The ideological tennis-match that is public discourse in India has left the ordinary or garden variety of citizen who can think for himself as a spectator with a crick in the neck A strange phenomenon seems to have gripped this country. Every development in the economic and political realm...

Understanding basic needs of the earth

Monday, 26 Jun 2017 | Ishaan Saxena | in Oped

Donald Trump’s decision to opt out of the Paris agreement is evidence that we are gradually shifting towards individualism from universalism. This is the predominant reason for the rapidly decaying and destabilising environment on our planet President Donald Trump’s radical decision to renege on the Paris agreement has created shockwaves across...

Such strange bedfellows, these

Wednesday, 07 Jun 2017 | Ishaan Saxena | in Oped

India has a bigger ambition than a cricket series with a neighbour. So let us consider the proposed bilateral series to be a wide ball and focus on the boundaries we have the potential to achieve The Government’s decision to jettison the idea of an India-Pakistan cricket series comes at a...

US sending the wrong message

Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 | Ishaan Saxena | in Oped

Trump will take some time to realise that his actions cannot revamp a system which is so intimately related to his own country. Revoking agreements and enforcing controversial bans belie what America has historically stood for, in decades since the Second World War US President Donald Trump’s first few days in...

Looking for a fresh change

Friday, 30 Dec 2016 | Ishaan Saxena | in Oped

The Uttarakhand Government has been lurching from one crisis to another. It has lost both direction and purpose Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the hilly State of Uttarakhand was eagerly anticipated by many. He did not hesitate to hurl a volley of criticisms on the Congress Government. Modi's oratory was...

Floored Opposition is desperate

Tuesday, 22 Nov 2016 | Ishaan Saxena | in Oped

The Congress is worried that the Modi Government has made two bold moves in less than two months, which it cannot challenge: Surgical strikes in Pakistan and withdrawal of high denomination notes to combat black money It is a strange feeling. All of a sudden, the esoteric discipline of economics —...

Setting right trend for business

Wednesday, 02 Nov 2016 | Ishaan Saxena | in Oped

Though the World Bank’s latest Doing Business report’s ranking provides a grim picture of India, in reality the Modi Government has managed to brand India around the world as a favourable destination for foreign direct investment with a transparent framework The World Bank’s Doing Business ranking has unnerved many in the...

Some nations need bitter pill

Monday, 24 Oct 2016 | Ishaan Saxena | in Oped

If Pakistan is to get out of the mess that it is in, the ordinary citizens of that country will have to rise in protest against the state of affairs. They must compel their Army to keep away from political decision-making and force elected regime to govern effectively At the very...


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