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Navneet Anand

Lessons from Bengaluru episode

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

The Government-formation drama is done. But the dramatic election in the State has lessons for democracy, the Congress and the BJP The dust and din over Karnataka is beginning to settle down. Ever since the results were declared on May 15, we saw a frenzied pace of developments. While the BJP,...

Dancing to the tune of IPL

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

IPL serves as a powerful tool for cultural cohesion by inspiring glee and enthusiasm among the people besides offering a world of opportunities Sawai Mansingh Stadium at Jaipur on May 11 was glowing with spectacular charm. The mood was eclectic. Every step leading up to the stadium was lit up with...

Who holds the trump card?

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

May 15 will be interesting to watch out for — not only for who wins, but who is able to win over Deve Gowda’s flock In January this year, I had the privilege of meeting octogenarian former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda at his house in Padmanabhanagar in Bengaluru. It...

Electricity propels prosperity

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

If India has to progress, villages must be lit up. The Government’s electric push is designed to take darkness out of the lives of thousands of rural people Bakhari Nazir and Kherimal are two sleepy villages in Bihar's east Champaran district, about 20 kilometres apart from each other. While the first...

Medium of political propaganda

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Bereft of any filters like in professional media and allowing anonymity, social media can be terribly dangerous. It degrades the sanctity of public discourse The youth, as it is rightly said, is the bulwark of a nation, and its future. The quality of youth today determines the shape of a country's...

Are you raising a social misfit?

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Technology reduces our mind’s natural capacities. The rapidly diminishing human interface from our lives raises many questions that need to be addressed The drive from Gururgram to Delhi, especially in the evenings, can be enormously painful and a grim reminder of how poorly we manage our traffic. I had a similar...

An end to epidemics?

Wednesday, 11 Apr 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Ayushman Bharat is a bold move forward showing incredible political will. The success of it will also depend on how civil society ensures its speedy execution For a country often in the throes of political controversies, solemn occasions like World Health Day observed on April 7 may not grab much attention...

Collusion, refuge of the powerless

Wednesday, 04 Apr 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Conspiracy theory is the ultimate refuge of the powerless. If you cannot change your own life, it must be that some greater force is controlling the world The New York Times columnist Roger Cohen once called conspiracy theory as the ultimate refuge of the powerless. “If you cannot change your own...

Bankruptcy of Bancroft

Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

The world of cricket is going through tough times with incidents of sledging, send-offs and ball-tampering. It’s time for the game to have a hard look at itself Just as cricket enthusiasts across the country and also the world were getting ready for annual festivities of the Indian Premier League (IPL),...

A step towards digital innovation

Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

With Assam’s first e-Budget, the State has promoted transparency. Participatory governance in its Budget-making and execution process is good news Past two weeks have been incredibly stirring politically, and a class of political pundits have hurriedly started to give final shape to their analytics for 2019. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP),...


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