Ajoy Kumar

Ajoy Kumar

Culling corruption

Culling corruption

Friday, 23 August 2019 | Ajoy Kumar

While this issue is huge, it is not insurmountable. We can at least start adopting a different approach to tackle it by bringing about behavioural change India’s reputation as one of the world’s most corrupt bureaucracies is well-documented. On the Corruption Perceptions Index, India ranks 78th and this outlook is with...

Selective amnesia

Selective amnesia

Friday, 03 May 2019 | Ajoy Kumar

The Election Commission has been under scrutiny for not taking action against those who violate the Model Code of Conduct. It is now faced with the task of regaining moral authority Last week, I read an excellent article in the New York Times by SY Quraishi, who was India’s Chief Election...

Advertising ad nauseam

Advertising ad nauseam

Friday, 19 April 2019 | Ajoy Kumar

The BJP machinery, which has spent time and money managing the image of one man, must keep in mind that even the best marketing campaigns can’t fix a flawed product In 1989, there was a huge anticipation and excitement about a new way to play video games. All this excitement and...

The art of the possible

The art of the possible

Friday, 05 April 2019 | Ajoy Kumar

The Congress’ manifesto represents everything that the BJP is not. It was drafted with the underlying belief that diversity is better than rigid uniformity The Congress released its manifesto this week. After months of hard work by the research team, it pleases me a great deal to say that the party...

Credibility at stake

Credibility at stake

Saturday, 23 March 2019 | Ajoy Kumar

In recent times, the media is engaged in a game called ‘survival of the fittest', which has been facing flak for misleading, hyped and insensitive coverage. The status quo must change Last week, while flicking past some news channels, I chanced upon a broadcaster. There were animations of fire and...

Modi’s leadership flaw

Modi’s leadership flaw

Saturday, 09 March 2019 | Ajoy Kumar

While the nation is very proud of our servicemen, it is disgraceful that the political leadership has been found wanting in tackling questions about the strike. Last Friday, India welcomed its hero, Abhinandan Varthaman, back from Pakistan. He spent close to three days in Pakistani captivity as a result of a...

A befitting reply

A befitting reply

Friday, 22 February 2019 | Ajoy Kumar

For India’s response to the Pulwama terror attack to be truly effective, we must show our ability to be patient and cause maximum damage at the most appropriate time February 14, 2019, will henceforth be remembered as a day marred by the horrific images of a cowardly act of terror...

A characteristic approach

A characteristic approach

Friday, 08 February 2019 | Ajoy Kumar

The interim budget was just another instance of how the ruling Government has opted to stay true to its disappointing roadmap of governance Owing to the fact that Union Minister Arun Jaitley was unable to present the interim budget, Piyush Goyal presented it for the Modi Government last week. Unfortunately, while...

Sunday Edition

Game on!

18 August 2019 | Pioneer | Agenda

Krishna, the nation builder

18 August 2019 | Dr. Asha Goswami | Agenda

Happiness in digital world

18 August 2019 | Dr Awdhesh Singh | Agenda

Faith does more than heal

18 August 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Let love play the game changer

18 August 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Art for the soul

18 August 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer