Today’s edition of The Pioneer carried my piece on Nelson Mandela: Nelson Mandela still relevant in the world.
July 18 is observed as The Nelson Mandela Day. Though Mandela is often compared with other great leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Junior, his approach widely differed from these two leaders.
Here is the link to full article: http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/nelson-mandela-still-relevant-in-this-world.html
#Vyapam scam has unfortunately taken horrendous proportions but this is not the only scam related to recruitment and entrance examinations.
My article: ‘DROP PEN AND PAPER. GO ONLINE’ highlighting the need for on-line examinations was published today, July 14,2015 in The Pioneer newspaper.
To read the full article please visit: http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/drop-pen-and-paper-go-online.html
Oped section of The Pioneer, dated June 15 carried my write-up highlighting the issue of illegal immigrants in India from Bangladesh: Looking beyond the land boundary deal
Narendra Modi has done well on the land deal with Bangladesh. But he has ignored the issue of illegal migration. The need is for infiltration-proof borders.
Link to the full article: http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/looking-beyond-the-land-boundary-deal.html
June 12 was the World day against child labour.
Please read my piece published in Business Standard: Give Chhotu’s childhood back to him
According to the 2001 census, India is home to over 1.26 crore working children who are in the age group of 5 to 14 years. Just to put this into perspective, this number is higher than the entire population of Belgium!
Link to the write up: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/give-chhotu-s-childhood-back-to-him-june-12-is-world-day-against-child-labour-115061000797_1.html
Op-ed section in The Pioneer carried my analysis on Gujarat’s decision to make voting in upcoming local elections compulsory: Incentivise positives or punish negatives
Link to the full article: http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/incentivise-positives-or-punish-negatives.html
‘The Pioneer‘ newspaper published my piece on how Estonia’s e-governance model can be emulated to make Delhi paperless.
Estonia boasts of rapid Internet connections at over 1,000 public places across the country. Most of these places provide free of cost Wi-Fi. This has resulted into use of Internet for many daily activities. In Estonia, close to 98 per cent banking transactions and 94 per cent of income tax declarations took place through the Internet in 2012. The Government’s expenditures can be tracked in real time by anyone using the Internet.
Such measures seem reminiscent of the Aam Aadmi Party’s working, which allows anyone to view the donations made to the party or know of recent decisions to upload land titles online for public viewing.
To read the full article, please click the link: http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/the-estonia-example-for-delhi.html
सौ दिन किसी सरकार के प्रदर्शन के आकलन के लिये प्रयाप्त नहीं है, फिर भी इससे सकेंत तो मिल ही जाता है कि सरकार किस दिशा कि ओर जा रही है।
दिल्ली में आम आदमी पार्टी की सरकार की 100 दिनों की उपलब्धियों पर दैनिक जागरण में प्रकाशित मेरा आलेख: उपलब्धि भरे सौ दिन
The Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government completed 100 days in office on May 24, 2015.
Political parties in India have a simple rule: Come to power, enjoy for four years, fulfil a couple of promises listed in their manifesto at the onset of the fifth year and reel out a make a new manifesto with same points for the next election. So when AAP got down to work from the very first day, it raised many eyebrows.
My article published on May 24, 2015 in Daily Post on Aam Aadmi Party’s achievements in its 100 days of rule in Delhi.
The Link: http://epaper.dailypostindia.com/Details.aspx?id=131793&boxid=59160&uid&dat=2015-05-25
New Delhi, May 14, 2015: Delhi Police (DP) had filed an application in the Delhi High Court, challenging the powers of Delhi’s Anti- Corruption Branch in arresting a DP Constable on charges of corruption. The reason cited was the July 2014 notification of home ministry that stated: The state government has no jurisdiction to prosecute or arrest a Delhi Police employee.
Yesterday the HC came down heavily on DP and dismissed the plea.
The HC bench ruled that:”This plea is nothing short of indiscipline by the Delhi Police where powers of the state government are being challenged by a disciplined force”
The bench came to the conclusion that such an arrangement would lead to “anarchy” and “sharp differences between constitutional authorities and the police force will only erode the authority of the government and undermine law and order within the state.“
It is high time now that the Centre instead of engaging in power politics should think about improving accountability of Delhi Police. The control of DP should be transferred to Delhi state Govt. for micro-managing the police. As far as security of VIPs is concerned, there can be an alternative arrangement.
Like Gandhi, King used his religious conviction and belief in non-violence to champion his cause. He transformed himself in to voice that appealed to the conscience of whites. He took a philosophical stand that “in the final analysis, the white man cannot ignore the Negro problem, because he is part of the Negro and the Negro is a part of him. The Negro’s agony diminishes the white man, and the Negro’s salvation enlarges the white man.”
On the occasion of Marti Luther King Day, my piece published in Bangladesh daily, ‘The Daily Star‘ dated January 19, 2015 : The Man Who Dreamt
To read the full article please click on the web link: http://epaper.thedailystar.net/index.php?opt=view&page=7&date=2015-01-19