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
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
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