Rajesh Singh


Rajesh Singh is Opinion Editor of The Pioneer 

A nation in transformation

Sunday, 27 Aug 2017 | Rajesh Singh | in Backbone

Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, the scale of change India has witnessed is impressive. It has multiple characters to it — whether it is the Jan Dhan scheme, demonetisation, or digital governance, writes RAJESH SINGH The three years of the Narendra Modi Government have been eventful. There have been many...

The ABC of GST politics

Friday, 07 Jul 2017 | Rajesh Singh | in Big Story

The GST's credibility rides on the Prime Minister's credibility. It's perhaps this reason why the highlight of the midnight session of Parliament was not Arun Jaitley, who steered the new tax regime through the various ups and downs but Modi There are many ways to understand the significance of the implementation...

Will the US finally act or just threaten?

Friday, 30 Jun 2017 | Rajesh Singh | in Big Story

Enough has been said in Washington, DC, and outside on Pakistan’s hypocrisy in fighting terror. But Islamabad has got away There will scarcely be an informed person in the United States of America that is unaware of Pakistan’s duplicity in fighting terrorism. Congressional leaders, think-tanks, expert commentators and policy analysts have...

Writing off farm loans: Is this the way out?

Friday, 23 Jun 2017 | Rajesh Singh | in Big Story

Discontent, anger and unrest among farmers did not erupt a few weeks ago. It had been there when the UPA regime ruled; and existed since earlier than that. Whenever farmer sentiments threatened to manifest or began to manifest in politically inconvenient ways, the Government under siege applied a quick-fix method:...

Modi's foreign policy: Realism at the core

Friday, 16 Jun 2017 | Rajesh Singh | in Big Story

The Realists are unanimous that the pursuit of national interest must be treated as the principal justification for all state action. Theorists have, nevertheless, faced problems in defining national interest. Is it the sum total of the interests of all citizens of a nation? Is it an expression of the...

Relationship that will not end despite everything

Thursday, 15 Jun 2017 | Rajesh Singh | in Edit

While talking to people on the streets of Kathmandu and neighbouring towns, one realises that India is both liked and resented. New Delhi must use the first to dilute the second There is a general sense of nonchalance over the change of political guard in Kathmandu. The man on the streets...

Plentiful of choice, but people prefer Modi

Thursday, 01 Jun 2017 | Rajesh Singh | in Edit

It’s erroneous to conclude that the Prime Minister sustains his enormous popularity because he has no credible competition, and not because of his positives After having exhausted all reasons, including some incredulous ones, for Narendra Modi’s sustained popularity among the people, his critics have settled on the following: The Prime Minister’s...

The iconic self-realisation book

Friday, 19 May 2017 | Rajesh Singh | in Big Story

Its timeless appeal lies in the universality of the stories Yogananda shares It could only be a coincidence, but what a coincidence it was! The world was still struggling to make sense of an audacious American writer by the name of Ayn Rand, who unapologetically pushed for the libertarian concept of...

Down and out versus down but not out

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | Rajesh Singh | in Edit

If adversity brings out the best in a political organisation, it can also throw up the worst. The swing factor here is the moral fabric of the party in question The tensile strength of a political party in a democracy is tested in times of adversity. If a party takes defeats...

Left-Liberal hyphenation What a joke!

Friday, 12 May 2017 | Rajesh Singh | in Big Story

Marxists are proud of their illiberal credentials. But why are Liberals on the same page? In the frontline of the attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Government, the Bharatiya Janata Party, the RSS and its affiliates, and sundry other Right-of-Centre organisations such as the Shiv Sena, are what are commonly...


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