Navneet Anand

Mobilising coalition to tackle poverty

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

While the UN has spelt out the goal to end poverty, it is time for India to speed up efforts and launch a coalition of stakeholders to tackle the problem Where are we on poverty? Poverty has always been a painful idea to discuss. For decades, societies and Governments across the...

The new leader of a New India

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

The three year governance of BJP-led NDA deserves cheer, with Prime Minister Modi ushering in a new epoch for growth Call it the permanence of fallacy of human kind, skepticism has been at the core of our existence. And as Bertrand Russell had rightly said, “Dogmatism and scepticism are both, in a...

Taking the big leap in GM crop farming

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Despite worries about productivity, coupled with falling agriculture land pool, India has not made technological advancements beyond cotton, despite many successes While he is among the brightest and the best of the country’s politicians, in the annals of Indian agriculture, Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh would go down as a tall...

The other side of Indian agriculture

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Farming stories are reported through emphasis on sad stories by Indian media. The flip side can help boost morale and propagate sustainable development If an outsider googles on Indian agriculture, she would be flummoxed by the innumerable problems Indian farmers face. She would find, much to her dismay, horrific stories on...

State-run schools and their plight

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

The tussle between private and Government schools in the country’s education sector symbolises much that is both good and bad. The issue needs a resolution A quiet unease has been brewing among parents sending their children to private unaided schools across the country, and most glaringly in the National Capital Region....

BJP gets big and bright every day

Wednesday, 19 Apr 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

The pace at which the the party is moving, it is going to be impossible for rivals to stall its progress. They must put in place a constructive strategy to contain the rise Not resting on their laurels, both, BJP president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are relentless in...

New paradigm for education reforms

Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Gunotsav, an ambitious plan of the Assam Government, makes lot of sense as it attempts to restore confidence in a system which, despite fallacies, has delivered This may have skipped the prying eyes of mainstream journalists, who are always in hunt of soul-stirring news items that would made for crying headlines....

Aiming high to clean nation’s capital city

Wednesday, 05 Apr 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Delhi is far from being a smart city. Parties have a chance to set the ball rolling ahead of the municipal election. It must aspire to match a New York, Copenhagen or Seoul If you happen to be crossing by a street light at a New York intersection, do not be...

Aspirational model for school children

Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

While Government programmes are essential, and have achieved much, parents need to aim high. This alone can improve education indicators, including dropouts There are not too many good news coming from the education sector. From the heart of the country to the capital city, to others beyond, disturbing trends have emerged,...

Of failing narrative, rising desperation

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

The self-appointed secular brigade must realise that Adityanath Yogi has come to be the Chief Minister through a democratic process, not by entitlement So confident were they of the victory of Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election that the sweep by Donald J Trump sent shockwaves among opinion-makers. From journalists...


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