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Raghu Dayal

Much done, more to be done

Tuesday, 27 Jun 2017 | Raghu Dayal | in Oped

Prime Minister Modi has moved fast, and as some may believe, extended the canvas too wide. Yet, he has proverbial miles to traverse. A plethora of challenges confront him One has heard it all before, that Congress leader and eminent lawyer Kapil Sibal just wrote in a newspaper column. The familiar...

Towards clean, sustainable India

Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017 | Raghu Dayal | in Oped

Notwithstanding the MCD's decade-long dismal performance, the BJP's big win in the recent poll signifies a vote of confidence in the Prime Minister's commitment to a ‘New India' Notwithstanding the Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s (MCD) decade-long dismal performance mired in sloth, squalor and graft, the BJP’s big win in the recent...

Beijing’s hard and soft touch

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 | Raghu Dayal | in Oped

China's history is replete with threats and territorial demands. Sino-Indian talks on border disputes have one theme: ‘What is with us now is ours’ Notwithstanding several Indian liberal thinkers’ strong advocacy for India to endorse China’s magnum opus, Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), in view of China continuing to roil the...

The deadly pits and manholes

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 | Raghu Dayal | in Oped

An emerging economy which is incapable of taking care of as simple a matter as underground drainage and its safety measures, is something India is. It is also something to immediately come out of And yet again, an uncovered pit in capital city’s Neb Sarai sucked an innocent 30-year-old last weekend,...

Need leaders who can sacrifice

Wednesday, 19 Apr 2017 | Raghu Dayal | in Oped

Luxurious over-indulgence of Indian politicians and their kingly attitudes give us a clear impression of the decaying and disfunctioning condition of the country’s ruling class devoid of all groundedness, having long forgotten the duty called ‘public service’ Recall the adage; the more the things change, the more they remain the same....

Failed society. It’s what we are

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017 | Raghu Dayal | in Oped

Every 20 minutes, a rape is reported to be committed somewhere in the country. What a testimonial for a nation claiming to be the world's largest vibrant democracy, besides a hoary, hallowed civilisation! We have female deities but we exploit women Nothing has really changed since the despicable Nirbhaya gang rape...

Pakistan must see enemy within

Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016 | Raghu Dayal | in Oped

It does not matter if there has been a change of guard in Pakistan Army, be it General Bajwa or anybody else. Islamabad’s DNA vis-ŗ-vis ‘enemy’ India, will not change, Pakistan has an Army that owns the country Notwithstanding the perfidy of Kargil, inflicted by Pakistan after former Prime Minister Atal...

India mustn’t become soft

Friday, 08 Apr 2016 | Raghu Dayal | in Oped

It’s imperative for the country to adapt to the challenges ahead and usher in a semblance of good governance Outraged at the recent drowning of two men in an uncovered manhole in the national capital, the Delhi Government seems to be considering some swift deterrence measures. Have we forgotten the drowning...

Learn to deal with a toxic jelly state

Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | Raghu Dayal | in Oped

The Pathankot attack proves that it is utterly naÔve to attempt a dťtente with Pakistan, a divided state, where the radicalised Army rules the roost Though a clichť, the fact is that no real peace can be negotiated with Pakistan without the tacit nod of its Army. America itself...


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