Navneet Anand

Embracing the food security challenge

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Prime Minister Modi, through his many schemes, has addressed basic issues of livelihood. He must adopt a similar approach to address the food security problem Three days after the World Food Day, we shall be celebrating Diwali on Thursday. Undoubtedly, Diwali is the country’s biggest festival which enthralls the rich...

Fading fables as facts surface

Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Even as the discourse on feared economic depression refuses to die, what's intriguing is the inability of the skeptics to comprehend what cuts ice with people This could have been a pure coincidence, but the Saturday edition of a leading business daily had many accounts of what ailed the Indian economy,...

An open letter to Yashwant Sinha

Wednesday, 04 Oct 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

By raising a pertinent issue, Yashwant Sinha exhibited exemplary courage. His was an act of a true statesman, who is anxious to ensure policy-makers don't err Dear uncle, congratulations. After being in obscurity for long, you have hit the headlines again. Like a true statesman, rising above partisan lines, you have...

Is it time to tame Twitter pelters?

Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

A close scrutiny of social media behaviours will make the dangers evident. A collective social norm on the rights and wrong must be brought into public discourse In a rather disgusting display of desperation, two senior Congress leaders recently posted derogatory tweets, targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Taking the political rivalry...

Welcoming the winds of change

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Assam’s two-child policy is a feather in the cap of the Himanta Biswa Sarma Government but requires holistic, multi-layered intervention with a blend of incentives Suddenly, and this is an optimist view, we find the country in the midst of exciting reverberations. There are winds of change and, perhaps, for the...

Wise move towards police accountability

Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

At a time when the police is looked upon with suspicion, Astitv, an initiative on safety of women and children by Uttar Pradesh police, has an important message Other than crime, terrorism, naxalism, drug and human trafficking, and illegal migration, the Indian police have to also fight a severe battle of...

New scheme, a boon for mothers

Wednesday, 06 Sep 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

PMSMA, which aims to provide quality antenatal care to pregnant women has had far reaching implications but the numbers must grow to expand the benefit The significance attached to empower women came to the fore yet again when on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assigned the defence Ministry portfolio to Nirmala...

Why babas and matas thrive

Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

The Dera chief’s sentencing has exposed the exalted status of godmen. It has infused a semblance of sanity in a corrupted space of spirituality, religiosity and faith Sociology is replete with theories of religion and faith that both excite and arouse curiosity. From …mile Durkheim to Karl Marx and Max Weber...

New India: Reality exposes chicanery

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Modi comes as a discomfort for a generation that is steeped into a culture of convenienced opinion-makers. This, in-turn, causes catastrophisation in narratives This is in defence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea and philosophy of a New India. Lest this be branded a reaction “that is so typical” of Modi...

Independence Day isn’t just a holiday

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

To build a New India, what we need is a profound young generation which has strong moorings into culture and history. Independence Day is a celebration of the same Those who grew up in the 1970s, the 1980s and the 1990s, would vividly recall the fervour that began much ahead of...


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