Sanju Verma

Transforming India's rural landscape

Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018 | Sanju Verma | in Oped

Recent poll wins in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat are a testimony to the fact that a farm-centric approach has been the mainstay of Modinomics. The emphasis has been on empowering and enriching scores of farmers who till our soil so that we don't go to bed on an empty stomach It...

Hail, Gujarat Model of Development!

Friday, 08 Dec 2017 | Sanju Verma | in Oped

Gujarat, which accounts for six per cent of India's land mass and five per cent of the population, accounts for almost eight per cent of the country's GDP. Do not forget that when Narendra Modi took over as the Chief Minister of the State in 2001, it was still coming...

Rohingya: Clear and present danger

Monday, 25 Sep 2017 | Sanju Verma | in Oped

Radicalised Islamist terror is a global problem, and contemporary India, which is faced with hostile neighbours, has many reasons to say a big ‘no' to the Rohingya influx The festering Rohingya crisis has caught international attention with the Rohingyas having earned the epithet of being “one of the most...

Stronger foundation for real estate

Monday, 04 Sep 2017 | Sanju Verma | in Oped

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not called a risk taker for nothing. Apart from the game changing demonetisation and GST, one sector that has undergone a radical transformation is real estate Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not called a risk taker for nothing. Apart from the game changing demonetisation and a...

Condemn violence, don't spread misinformation

Friday, 14 Jul 2017 | Sanju Verma | in Big Story

There is a systematic attempt to demean Hinduism and its universal values in the name of secularism Recently, an interesting incident came to light. In Pratapgarh district, Rajasthan, Isaaq Sheikh, who works at the local bus terminal, devoted himself entirely to the cause of protecting the holy cow or gau mata,...

Soft touch and hard results

Monday, 22 May 2017 | Sanju Verma | in Oped

With Modi Government coming to power, the country’s foreign policy is neither inward-looking nor xenophobic. If anything, pluralism and inclusiveness are the touchstones of its global outreach When Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his second year in office visited the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar and Turkey, taking diplomatic...

Giving the minorities their due

Monday, 08 May 2017 | Sanju Verma | in Oped

Without indulging in brazen appeasement for the sake of vote-bank , the Modi Government has quietly but resolutely taken a number of measures to empower the non-majority community. Results have begun to show, regardless of electoral gains As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on the cusp of completing three years in...

Debunking false claims on GST

Monday, 10 Apr 2017 | Sanju Verma | in Oped

While the Congress builds flaky castles in the air that the GST was their idea, the Modi Government must be complimented for having walked the talk, to sort out the many thorny issues, to make a unified tax dream come true Taxes are what we pay for civilised society, including the...

Ridiculous hypocrisy of dissent at play

Friday, 10 Mar 2017 | Sanju Verma | in Big Story

The real hero is not Gurmehar Kaur but Pooja, Pathankot martyr Lance Naik Moolraj’s brave daughter Not long ago, the proposed one-day token ban on a television channel, for airing live coverage and giving out strategically sensitive information of the Pathankot airbase attack, had evoked a hue and cry, with...

Leaders of failed law and order

Thursday, 16 Feb 2017 | Sanju Verma | in Oped

Chief Ministers like Akhilesh Yadav and Mamata Banerjee should wake up and smell the coffee. Law and order is sacrosanct and the buck stops with the States. False bravado and passing the responsibility for their failures to the Union Government is futile Articles 245 and 246 of the Constitution of India...


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