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Completed 75 hours of Fast (only plain water) and still counting! Since it is night time here, I intend to break my fast in another 10 hours (next morning).
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Nelson Mandela still relevant in this world

July 17, 2015 – 1:31 pm
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 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 …

Drop Pen and paper: Go Online!

July 13, 2015 – 2:00 pm
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#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 …

Looking beyond the land boundary deal

June 21, 2015 – 2:40 pm

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 …

Give Chhotu’s childhood back to him

June 16, 2015 – 12:58 pm

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 …

Incentivise positives or punish negatives?

June 7, 2015 – 2:51 pm

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 Estonia example for Delhi

May 29, 2015 – 1:59 pm
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‘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 …

AAP’s nabbing 100 days

May 26, 2015 – 12:41 pm
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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 …

The Man Who Dreamt

March 18, 2015 – 5:25 am
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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 …

Delhi versus Washington DC: Why we must let Federalism win

March 18, 2015 – 4:44 am

“A true ‘Swaraj’ will only prevail in Delhi when power is vested in the elected representatives. Let us not asphyxiate the principle of federalism by procrastinating the issue of Delhi statehood.”
My blog article published on …

TEACHING THE SCIENCE OF THE SOUL

March 18, 2015 – 4:29 am
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Building on Swami Vivekananda’s legacy, Paramahansa Yogananda was instrumental in popularising yoga in the West. So relevant are his teachings today that yoga studios are now as common as coffee shops in America
My piece in …