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Navneet Anand

Remembering Ashok Singhal

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Twenty five years after the Ayodhya demolition, VHP leader Ashok Singhal, one of the finest proponets of Hindutva, lives on The generation, who grew up in the politically volatile decade of the 1990s, of what popular media chose to describe as the conflict era of Mandal and Kamandal, may have only...

The irreversible rise of MAYA

Wednesday, 06 Dec 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Crazy narratives emanating after BJP's comprehensive win in UP civic elections and artful distortions will only help Modi Call it the dogged determination of an incorrigible bunch of perennial sceptics who can go to any length to pull Prime Minister Narendra Modi down. So resolute is their disdain for Modi that...

Ease access to governance

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Can Government create a system of robust accountability for officials? That’s the key challenge before the current regime Someone may finally have lent an ear to the silent agony of air travellers who always rued exorbitant cancellation charges by airlines, if they had a sudden change of travel plans. Or so...

Don't denounce the idea of India!

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

By linking sari to Hindu nationalism, Qadri has offended the sensibility of millions of Indians. He is a symbol of a chronic ailment that has plagued the Western media A person claiming to be born in “Indian-controlled Kashmir” draped one of India's eternal cultural symbol ‘sari’ into a political colour. In...

Smog poses huge existential crisis

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Callous response by various Governments to the air pollution crises has been an annual affair now. A viable policy initiative is needed Why is the Capital of India and its neighbourhood always caught napping when it comes to dealing with predictable public health crises? Unrelenting spike in number of dengue cases...

Demonetisation: Modi’s won the debate

Wednesday, 08 Nov 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Note ban is akin to a systemic solution to the problem of black money, corruption and terror funding Exactly a year ago on this day Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a tryst with New India's destiny by announcing demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes. It was an audacious...

Lessons from Pidi Tweet

Wednesday, 01 Nov 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Dog-lovers loved it, and the self-deprecatory humour appealed to many too. But in Indian politics, context is key. Enter: Himanta Biswa Sarma On April 22, 2014, in an effort to engage with people, the New York Police Department invited citizens to post photographs of themselves with police officers using the hashtag...

Firecracker ban - A futile experiment?

Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Post-Diwali morning air pollution level was 6.6 times higher than prescribed standards and more than twice as high as pre-Diwali day levels Children who have grown with values of conformity must have had a harrowing time this Diwali in National Capital Region (NCR). They would have watched in dismay the sparkling...

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,...


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