Moin Qazi

Moin Qazi

The changemakers

The changemakers

Thursday, 23 January 2020 | Moin Qazi

Young innovators Manav and Swati Subodh are empowering entrepreneurs to undertake social experiments, job creation and meaningful development in their communities One of the dispiriting features of the modern development model is that despite oceans of research and studies, there has not been a substantive transformative impact on marginalised communities. Much...

Lessons from Gandhi’s home

Lessons from Gandhi’s home

Monday, 30 September 2019 | Moin Qazi

The Mahatma’s impact on social transformation has been indelible. Yet, his true legacy is in shreds. There’s a lack of understanding of his beliefs today Eighty kilometres to the east of Nagpur lies Bapu Kuti, a historic site in Sewagram, the “village of service”, nestled in the serene rustic surroundings close...

India’s development warriors

India’s development warriors

Saturday, 21 September 2019 | Moin Qazi

Social entrepreneurs are now using their talent to seek better answers to tough social problems at a time when the world has never needed them more Historians tell us that an explosion of creativity occurs the moment the world starts complaining that there is nothing left to invent, or that the...

The GDP paradox

The GDP paradox

Saturday, 14 September 2019 | Moin Qazi

The argument that economic growth is the road to social justice has been  advocated for a long time, with many negative consequences for poor societies The pursuit of growth over social justice, which has been the defining credo of classical economists, has brought prosperity to most developing societies. But it has...

Building block of economy

Building block of economy

Saturday, 07 September 2019 | Moin Qazi

Homelessness is a big challenge. A decent shelter for the poor can catalyse overall economic growth and micro-housing is one way to do this One of the most challenging problems of our times is homelessness. While we continue to record improvements in dealing with poverty, homelessness has elicited but an unimaginative...

Free the caged parrot

Free the caged parrot

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 | Moin Qazi

The education system fails to inspire and encourage children to think creatively, reason systematically and release their potential to shape their own future India’s education sector has expanded rapidly in the last decade but the quality of learning remains pathetic on account of unimaginative and misguided policies. In an increasingly knowledge-based...

Enforced altruism

Enforced altruism

Saturday, 24 August 2019 | Moin Qazi

CSR is more socially relevant when it is driven by welfare motives rather than being a mandated policy commanding philanthropy When we flip through the world’s business history, we find that all large mercantile communities were great patrons of the art of philanthropy. They regarded it a divine tradition. The world...

The sociology of banking

The sociology of banking

Thursday, 01 August 2019 | Moin Qazi

With a few simple tweaks, rural banking can be made both viable and result-oriented. But for this, political will is needed The Government is planning a mega revamp of the regional rural banks (RRBs) and that includes consolidation for better operational efficiencies. In the budget 2019-20, it allocated Rs 236 crore...

State Editions

ISI agent nabbed from Chandauli

26 January 2020 | Pioneer News Service | Lucknow

MOu signed to enhance efficiency in health services of State

26 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Four injured in road accident

26 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Sunday Edition

WeeklyNatter

26 January 2020 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘I believe in giving 200%’

26 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

mind bender

26 January 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Habit tendencies can derail venture

26 January 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Planning to travel overseas? Be well-insured

26 January 2020 | Rohan Kumar | Agenda

Maluti: Jharkhand’s own terracotta land

26 January 2020 | Somen Sengupta | Agenda