Navneet Anand

Navneet Anand

Spurt in social discord?

Spurt in social discord?

Saturday, 10 November 2018 | Navneet Anand

As ambitions and the pursuit of wealth take precedence over older values like affection and respect, social cohesion is the casualty In a society that is rapidly getting less real and more virtual, a festival like Diwali comes as a great boost to our social cohesiveness. The country remains hooked on...

Dismantling roadblocks to governance

Friday, 14 September 2018 | Navneet Anand

Citizen-centric initiatives of the Government prove we’re progressing from the archaic mindset of lower-level bureaucrats towards good governance My father is a retired professor in his mid 80s and one of his biggest challenges is the annual ritual of proving to the State Bank of India that he is alive so...

End bickering over demonetisation

Friday, 07 September 2018 | Navneet Anand

Forget the usual debates about demonetisation being a hit or a miss. It has achieved its stated objective, the formalisation of the Indian economy, in large measure In the wake of the demonetisation brouhaha over its alleged failures, one is reminded of Sweden which once suffered a spate of robberies. So...

Country that dares to dream and achieve

Friday, 31 August 2018 | Navneet Anand

looks like good days for Indian sports have finally arrived as the nation is set to alter its cricket-only nation tag. Asian Games demonstrated just that Anyone who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, in the pre-television era, would vividly remember the modulated voice of Sushil Doshi, unarguably India’s first...

A model to contain myriad problems

Friday, 24 August 2018 | Navneet Anand

Kerala received an outpouring of goodwill and support from people across the country. How wonderful it would be if this becomes more common For many days in a row, floods in Kerala hogged the limelight and raised the nation’s consciousness. People displayed exemplary compassion,  thanks to mass media and social media...

North-East: The new engine for growth

Friday, 17 August 2018 | Navneet Anand

The BJP-led NDA’s march into the North-East has seen the region leverage its untapped potential to emerge as one of the fastest growing markets Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis on the North-East during his Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort could hardly be missed. Proudly, he spoke...

Wage war on corrupt NGOs

Friday, 10 August 2018 | Navneet Anand

The idea behind NGOs has lost sheen over the years; most have become synonymous with corruption. There is a need to restore their credibility Brajesh Thakur and Girija Tripathi are rapacious vultures. Disgraced managers of two shelter homes for girls in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur and Uttar Pradesh’s Deoria respectively, they represent a...

Staring at a future without water

Friday, 03 August 2018 | Navneet Anand

Isn’t it bizarre that in the same country where cities are inundated during the monsoon, there is a danger of massive water scarcityij For at least 20 years now, every year since 1997, this writer has been witnessing one compelling visual during the monsoon — a near-drowned bus or a car...

State Editions

Odia singer Chitta Jena dies at 76

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Ganjam lawyer assaulted in police station

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

CB fails again to comply with High Court order

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

State releases Healthcare Vision-2025

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

MiO fetches Rs 4.20L-cr investment offers

14 November 2018 | SUDARSHAN CHHOTORAY | Bhubaneswar

5 MoUs signed for skill development in State

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

70 shanties gutted in Rohini blaze

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

6-day fest to celebrate Urdu heritage, culture begins in city

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Statue of Unity sees 27K visitors on Sat

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

BJP gets control of all civic bodies in J&K's Kathua

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

T grand alliance partners hold talks, CPI demands more seats

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer