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Drop Pen and paper: Go Online!

Screenshot015#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

                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                              

Give Chhotu’s childhood back to him

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

The Estonia example for Delhi

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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 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

The Man Who Dreamt

 

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

 

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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

 

Delhi versus Washington DC: Why we must let Federalism win

“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/

TEACHING THE SCIENCE OF THE SOUL

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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 “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

 

 

दिल्ली को ‘पूर्ण राज्य का दर्जा’ – संघीय व्य्वस्था का सम्मान

 

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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

Providing effective health cover

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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

Universal healthcare for India

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 The Pioneer dated March 10, 2015  published my analysis of the basic health care delivery models that are prevalent in the world and how India can improve its healthcare system: Universal healthcare for India

To read the article please click on the web link: http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/universal-healthcare-for-india.html

क्या दिल्ली एक टिकाऊ शहर है?

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अंग्रेज़ी के ‘सस्टेनेबल’ शब्द का अर्थ है टिकाऊपन, स्थायित्व या दीर्घकालिता। इसका मतलब यह कि मानव और उसके चारों ओर का परितंत्र एक दूसरे के साथ शांति, विकास और सामंजस्य से रहे। जबकि आज दिल्ली बढ़ती आबादी, विकास के नाम पर दुर्गति और नियोजन के मजाक की जीती-जागती मिसाल बन गई है।

 कल दिनांक, 9 मार्च 2015 के ‘अमर उजाला’ समाचार पत्र में प्रकाशित हुआ मेरा आलेख: क्या दिल्ली एक टिकाऊ शहर है?http://epaper.amarujala.com/svww_zoomart.php?Artname=20150308a_012101005&ileft=5&itop=1189&zoomRatio=130&AN=20150308a_012101005