Navneet Anand

Mumbai march and implications

Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

It was the combined strength of the gathered farmers and tribals which made the Government accept their demands. It was a victory of people’s power For a country obsessed with corruption, crime and cinema, the focus on the crisis in agriculture as magnified by the farmers’ protest march from Nashik to...

Crushing the Left citadel in Tripura

Wednesday, 07 Mar 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

The Modi juggernaut rolled into the North-East with some artful backroom manoeuvring and the heady promise of change, demolishing the Left and the Congress The year 2000 was historic for the Jawaharlal Nehru University. The popular and fiercely articulate Sandeep Mahapatra of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) won the president's...

Politicisation of scams, its perils

Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Politicisation of scams and their glorification is an ugly act that shows a country in poor light and demeans the virtues of democracy About a year ago, furious at their blatant arrogance, I had taken to Twitter to highlight the plight of a daily wage earner, Bobby, who had been trying...

A clear message for legislators

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Legislature is a house for debate and discussion on public issues. Decline in people's trust can have ramifications that our legislators must be aware of Far away from the overzealous and frenetic media gaze on Nirav Modi in Delhi, a group of legislators from all over the country, and many parts...

A day of both faith and fashion

Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

The tradition of Maha Shivaratri rubs shoulders with Valentine’s Day, even as market and technology continue to influence and capitalise on this happenstance On this day, tradition and modernity shall be in full display. Millions will throng to the temples to offer obeisance to Lord Shiva on Maha Shivaratri. Across the...

Yogi and the nexus of good

Wednesday, 07 Feb 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Despite some TV channels' attempts to show Uttar Pradesh in poor light, Adityanath is set to pursue his agenda of expanding the good and finishing the bad Negativity is fast turning into a staple diet of public discourse in the urban Indian society. From the newspapers we read to the television...

A Budget of great opportunity

Wednesday, 31 Jan 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

With the Economic Survey sending positive signals about the state of the Indian economy, sops in Thursday’s Budget are not unexpected Even as the Beating Retreat ceremony was underway at the Rajpath on Monday evening, a few meters away in the North Block, officials were busy giving final touches to the...

Parenting the new-age kids

Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Lured and awed by Doremon and Instagram, new-age children may inadvertently be ignoring Indian ideals of inclusiveness. Parents must watch out If I were a child, January 22 would have been one of the busiest days of my life this year. I would have celebrated Saraswati Puja with gaiety. I would...

‘Democracy in danger’ drama

Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

The Congress’ narrative around ‘democracy in danger’ is as ineffective electorally as its previous constructs. Yet, it continues a negative communication strategy Even as I was negotiating the curious alleys of the iconic Bhulbhulaiya in Lucknow on a family trip last Friday, I received a frenetic call from a friend, who...

Mine in India to Make in India

Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

The Government should consider giving a fillip to the heavy minerals industry, which has huge potential both in terms of revenue and providing employment This is one pot of potential that the Government of India may need to look at closely — the Heavy Mineral Mining (HMM) industry. We owe this...


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