How unregulated and undisclosed political funding threatens India’s democracy

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

AAP’s landslide win in Delhi is a victory of the common man

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

स्वास्थ्य सेवा की सुध लेने का समय

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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

Universal Health Insurance in India: A way to go forward

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 take on how Government-sponsored health care schemes can provide health-for-all published in The Indian Express yesterday: Universal Health Insurance in India: A way to go forward

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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

Is Delhi Sustainable?

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Today Delhi has become a living testimony to mass (teeming population), misery (in the name of development)and mockery (of planning)!

My article published in Maharashtra based newspaper Lokmat times highlighting the urgent need to rescue Delhi from this man-made crisis: Is Delhi Sustainable?

Link to my article: http://epaper.lokmat.com/lokmattimes/newsview.aspx?eddate=03/04/2015&pageno=6&edition=71&prntid=29216&bxid=27384466&pgno=6

Healthcare challenges to new government in Delhi

Delhi’s crumbling health care system needs overhaul and some out of the box ideas.While, increasing budgetary spending on health will definitely help, there could be several other ways to meet the need.

My piece in Indian Express published today – Healthcare challenges to new government in Delhi:

http://indianexpress.com/article/blogs/healthcare-challenges-to-new-government-in-delhi/

AAP’s landslide win in Delhi is a victory of the common man

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.

Here is my analysis on AAP’s historic win published in DNA on February 10, 2015 – AAP’s landslide win in Delhi is a victory of the common man

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/comment-aap-s-landslide-win-in-delhi-is-a-victory-of-the-common-man-2059731

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