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
“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 February 2, 2015 in The Indian Express highlighting the need for full statehood for Delhi: Delhi versus Washington DC: Why we must let Federalism win
To read the full article please visit: http://indianexpress.com/article/blogs/delhi-versus-washington-dc-why-we-must-let-federalism-win/
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 “The Pioneer” dated January 6, 2015 : Teaching the science of the soul.
To read the full article, please visit :http://archive.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/teaching-the-science-of-the-soul.html
पंजाब केसरी समाचारपत्र में दिनांक फरवरी 3, 2015 को सम्पादकीय पृष्ठ पर प्रकाशित मेरा आलेख: दिल्ली को ‘पूर्ण राज्य का दर्जा’ – संघीय व्य्वस्था का सम्मान
पढ़ने के लिये वेब लिंक पर क्लिक करें: http://punjabkesari.epapr.in/431337/Punjab-kesari-/-Punjab-kesari-Main?how=touch#page/6/1
The Indian media is taking pains to describe at length- even with graphical details- about Air Force One looking no less than a Flying White House, official vehicle of President called ‘the Beast’, his dog soldiers, what is plan B for Agra and how sanitary work is in full progress in the cities that he will be visiting.
My report from Chicago published in The Times of India on January 27, 2015: Is US media covering Obama’s India visit?
To read the full report please click on the web link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/nri/contributors/contributions/munish-kumar-raizada/Is-US-media-covering-Obamas-India-visit/articleshow/46027364.cms?
Just holding free and fair elections in a peaceful manner does not mean all is well with our democracy. The real issue is how we tackle the underlying problem of political finance – the mother of all sins.
My piece highlighting the importance of open and transparent funding of political parties and candidates to create a vibrant democracy published on December 22, 2014 in DNA web portal: How unregulated and undisclosed political funding threatens India’s democracy
Web link: http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/standpoint-how-unregulated-and-undisclosed-political-funding-threatens-india-s-democracy-2046093
The stunning victory of Aam Aadmi Party is not only a resounding verdict on the steadfastness, self-belief and hard work of largely volunteer-driven Aam Aadmi Party; it is equally a reminder to the incumbent BJP (at Centre) that public goodwill cannot be sustained if promises are not kept.
My analysis of AAP’s stunning victory published on February 10, 2015 in DNA web portal: AAP’s landslide win in Delhi is a victory of the common man
To read the full article please click on the web link: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/comment-aap-s-landslide-win-in-delhi-is-a-victory-of-the-common-man-2059731
सरकार को चाहिए कि खुद स्वास्थ्य केंद्रों के संचालन की बजाय वह स्वास्थ्य बीमा का दायरा विस्तृत करे। मजबूत कानून तथा मापदंडों के चलते यदि स्वास्थ्य बीमा का व्यापक विस्तार हो, तो जनता सरकारी या निजी क्षेत्र से चिकित्सा सुविधाएं प्राप्त करने में कहीं अधिक सक्षम हो सकेगी।
आज के हिन्दुस्तान दैनिक में प्रकाशित मेरा आलेख: स्वास्थ्य सेवा की सुध लेने का समय
विस्तार में पढने के लिऐ: http://epaper.livehindustan.com/story.aspx?id=174553&boxid=29349096&ed_date=2015-03-18&ed_code=1&ed_page=10
Time has come that India catches up with an alternative model of allocating resources and funding to its public health programs and provide health insurance to its citizens.
My piece published on March 17, 2015 in ‘The Pioneer’ on why the Government instead of running its own health facilities, should consider providing health insurance to its citizens: Providing effective health cover
To read the full article please click on the web link: http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/providing-effective-health-cover.html