Navneet Anand

Is this an age of un-enlightenment?

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Burari episode has brought to fore the sad fact that there are many who continue to struggle with inexplicable anxiety and psychological distress The Burari mass suicide is among the goriest incidents that one can recall in recent times. Eleven members of a family — from very old to very young...

Striking at the root of fake news

Wednesday, 04 Jul 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

The ability of social media to fuel rumours has made it a clear and present danger. The spate of lynching incidents call for immediate action In March 2014, students and teachers of Ukraine’s Kyiv-Mohyla School of Journalism along with KMA Digital Future of Journalism project came together with a unique initiative:...

Chetan Bhagat's three mistakes

Wednesday, 27 Jun 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Indian politics is too complex to be deciphered through simplistic, back-of-the-envelope calculations. All of us will have to wait, watch and not blink till May 2019 The predominant political narrative these days goes like this: “Narendra Modi's popularity is dwindling, as per surveys and travel explorations of experts. Opposition parties are...

Democratisation of information

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Governments across the world are embracing digital and social media technologies and using these for effective citizen outreach and redressal of grievances Not too long ago a compelling photo of Karur District Collector T Anbazhagan having food with a poor woman Raakammal, earned him widespread praise for his kind act. On...

Missing the right angle

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

There is proof that things on the ground are changing and the results of Modi’s policies are bearing fruit. It’s time for the Congress to review its strategy of shoot-and-scoot One of the favourite pastimes of the Congress, from block level worker to party President, is to criticise Prime Minister Narendra...

Fake news: A social monster

Wednesday, 06 Jun 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

The internet and social media created a hyper interconnectedness among people which in turn has fueled a surge in misleading data causing new disruptions On Monday, the Rajasthan Police Twitter handle @PoliceRajasthan posted a terse tweet “Mr @omshantiom1231 — we've taken a grim view of the fake video that you shared...

India needs many Padmans, period

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

It’s sad that deep-seated taboos about menstruation still persist. All stakeholders, including the Government, must get their act together to break this culture On May 28, the World Menstrual Hygiene Day, many of us were reminded of Laxmikant, the loving husband of Gayatri in Padman, released early this year. Laxmikant is...

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...


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