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NCERT Textbook Review - Finally!


Zee News
May 05, 2017

Being a part of the education industry and even more importantly, being an ardent believer in the power of education, I was thrilled to know that NCERT was planning a review of its school textbooks to incorporate the latest developments. More...

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The Arrival of Yogi Adityanath


LinkedIn
May 04, 2017

Should one celebrate the rise of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, or be concerned about the growing powers of a controversial figure like him? More...

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The Demon in Demonetisation


LinkedIn
January 19, 2017

08 November, 2016 – It was this day that the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, announced his government’s flagship scheme of Demonetisation. People were very excited at the start and cooperated in numbers. However, each day after the scheme was announced, was like a layer of onion being peeled off. Each day brought to fore something that the people hadn’t thought of. Two months after the announcement, why is there so much anger around? Why has despair engulfed people like me? More...

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The PM Is Being Bad, Only to Be Good


Zee News, Blogs
November 11, 2016

India witnessed a historic move recently – a move to invalidate all high denomination notes; a move that was so far only an electoral pitch; a move that can change the way financial transactions are done. As is the case with every bold move, people are divided in their opinion. More...

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India's Response to Terrorism - Affective and Ineffective


Zee News, Blogs
October 27, 2016

I am in favour of banning the Pakistani artists. However, I am not in favour of banning Ae Dil Hai Mushkil just because it stars a Pakistani actor. Sounds contradictory? Let me explain. More...

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Sorry, Irom Sharmila!


Zee News, Blogs
August 31, 2016

Irom Sharmila, a woman of indefatigable spirit, broke her 16-year long fast recently. A fast that was not for any personal gain, but for the greater good of saving her people from the draconian AFSPA. After 16 years of long and lonely struggle against the mighty authorities, what she gets from the very people for whom she was fighting – unfair accusations and expectations! More...

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Robert Vadra: Bad Choice, Bad Timing


Zee News, Blogs
June 15, 2016

The sudden appearance of Robert Vadra in political advertisements has caught many by surprise. In the general elections of 2014, Robert was seen giving hints in interviews about his interest in joining politics. However, his party did not take him seriously. Two years down the line, the party is seen welcoming him. Can we see this as a desperate measure in desperate times? More...

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Apple at Loggerheads with the FBI?


Zee News, Blogs
April 19, 2016

Anything that Apple does, makes news. However, usually it is positive news about how excited the customers are. This time, things changed for the negative. There was news floating around about the company’s tiff with the FBI and Apple came across as the loser. This was bound to make headlines. More...

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Government Caught Unawares, Yet Again!


Zee News, Blogs
February 04, 2016

Indian government’s ignorance and lackadaisical attitude is in focus once again with February 9, 2016 approaching near. It is the date when the government will, yet again, have to explain its agreements with social media sites that it is increasingly using for information dissemination. More...

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Near Death Experience


Zee News, Blogs
December 07, 2015

‘Death’ is a word, a state that intrigues and scares many. Nobody knows what happens after one dies though there are many who claim to have the answers. There are many people who have had Near Death Experiences (NDE) and have been able to get a glimpse of the ‘other world’. More...

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e-Confused Government


Zee News, Blogs
October 08, 2015

A new policy is announced by the Modi government. The government claims it is ‘for’ the people. It thinks it has arrived. The people cry foul. The government hurriedly withdraws the policy. Then, ensue a series of defensive arguments and extensive media coverage about the government’s inexplicable move. And, this continues till the next policy is announced. More...

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I Agree!


Zee News, Blogs
August 10, 2015

In spite of being an ardent admirer of companies like Google, I have critiqued Google’s privacy policy and terms of service in the past. There have been many like me who have raised concerns about the power such companies hold over us with our data in their hands; yet, these companies continue to flourish and earn goodwill. They must be doing something right that people continue to trust them with even more data. More...

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On the Right Track


Zee News, Blogs
June 3, 2015

Having being used to seeing the Congress party make self-goals so frequently in the recent past, it seems unbelievable to see it finally do some course correction. The biggest credit for this goes to its conspicuous-by-his-absence turned conspicuous-by-his-presence Vice President, Rahul Gandhi. More...

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Rahul Gandhi's Break


Zee News, Blogs
March 24, 2015

Much has already been written and discussed about Rahul Gandhi’s now infamously famous ‘break’. Well, here is another piece of some genuine advice for the Gandhi scion. More...

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The Men Behind the Godmen


Zee News, Blogs
December 30, 2014

Godmen have been dominating our news channels lately, which got me into thinking why. Unfortunately, most of them have been in the news for all the wrong reasons like monetary scams, molestation, fraudulent practices and the like. Is this a recent phenomenon, or has this been around for a while? More...

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Missed Calls, the Indian Way


Zee News, Blogs
October 28, 2014

We all give missed calls for a variety of reasons. They have become such an integral part of our lives that some of us may not even notice them. There are some interesting and unique uses that we have developed in a short span of time. More...

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A Collective Error of Judgement?


Zee News, Blogs
July 17, 2014

It’s been over two months since Narendra Modi was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India. Though it is too short a period to pass any judgements about his performance, the time span is enough to draw some conclusions that can be indicative of the times to come... More...

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Rahul Gandhi's Second Interview -- A Marked Improvement


Zee News, Blogs
March 26, 2014

Since I had critiqued Rahul Gandhi’s first TV interview in my previous blog, it is only fair that I discuss his next one too (with PTI). So, what’s the general verdict? Unlike the previous interview, this one was a non-event. Not much has been written or talked about the interview. However, if one were to go by the limited coverage that it received, it has been a decent success, especially when compared to the first one. More...

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Rahul Gandhi's Media (Mis)Plan


Zee News, Blogs
February 12, 2014

Enough has already been written about Rahul Gandhi’s first interview to a TV channel. Enough has already been talked about the interview. However, people like me are still writing and talking about it even after so many days. Does that mean the interview was a success? More...

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Rahul Gandhi -- Reinvented!


Zee News, Blogs
January 30, 2014

Anybody who follows politics cannot have missed one recent development – Rahul Gandhi’s new political avatar. Rahul has started speaking out ‘regularly’ on current issues, he has started expressing his opinions, and he has started taking a stand on contentious issues. This may have seemed implausible just a few months back. As they say, a week is a long time in politics. Indeed! More...

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Being in the Opposition


Zee News, Blogs
December 17, 2013

With the stupendous performance of the BJP in the recent state assembly elections, it is becoming clearer that the party, as expected by many, is likely to come out as the winner at the national level as well. How must the Congress be feeling right now? Is it still living in its ivory tower and cannot see the writing on the wall? Or can it actually see it, but refuses to acknowledge it publicly? More...

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Politics of Mixed Signals


Zee News, Blogs
October 3, 2013

General elections are due in May next year, but the brouhaha surrounding them is such that it seems they have already begun. Come to think of it, they have. Only the casting of votes is pending, but the drama associated with them had already begun a year back. So, what are the political parties of our country doing? What are their strategies for winning the next elections? More...

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India's International Image


Zee News, Blogs
August 26, 2013

How does the world outside the borders of our country, view India? What is the image that could possibly be conjuring up in the minds of people outside India, which includes Non-Resident Indians? A country’s image has a direct bearing on its wealth and health. More...

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The Battles Whistleblowers have to Fight


Zee News, Blogs
June 18, 2013

The recent revelations by a former CIA employee, Edward Snowden and by WikiLeaks editor, Julian Assange, raise many pressing and unnerving questions, for everybody across the world, whether or not connected to the World Wide Web. More...

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Let's Have Elections - Now!


Zee News, Blogs
May 16, 2013

The state of politics of any country affects not only the state of the government, but also the state of the economy, international relations, and above all, the mood of the nation. Right now, all these sentiments are anything but positive. The next round of General Elections is due in May 2014, but the entire nation has been talking about them since early 2013. So much time, money, and effort is being wasted in wondering about and waiting for the next elections. More...

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Is Manmohan Singh Changing?


Zee News, Blogs
March 30, 2013

It is quite likely that the majority, if asked whether our Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is changing, would disagree. Nevertheless, to the discerning eye, the change, however small it may be, would be apparent. More...

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The Heavy Hand of Censorship


Zee News, Blogs
February 26, 2013

India is a democracy with the freedom of speech and expression being enshrined as a fundamental right of every citizen, in its Constitution. Recently, many cases of censorship have come to the fore that raise many disturbing questions for all - the people from whom the messages are originating, the intended recipients, and the regulators. More...

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The PMs-in-Waiting


Zee News, Blogs
January 29, 2013

The 2014 general elections are round the corner, and the political parties have already started playing the campaigning-games. Like many times in the past, the game is not only about coming to power, but also about who will get the top-job of the Prime Minister, once in power. More...

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Decoding Kejriwal


Zee News, Blogs
October 30, 2012

Who is Arvind Kejriwal? Is he is an anti-corruption crusader? Is he a social activist? Is he a reformist? Is he a politician? Is he hungry for power for himself, or for the people he claims to represent? Is he an idealist? Is he an opportunist? Is he a misguided-soul-with-noble-intentions? Is he a puppet in the hands of some political parties? More...

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Give LK Advani a Chance


Zee News, Blogs
September 30, 2012

Given the current political uncertainty surrounding the UPA-II and the constant media projections of early elections, it would only be opportune to evaluate how prepared is the BJP for the political battle ‘today’. What are the odds that if the general elections were to be held today, the BJP would come to back to power? More...

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Hange me, if I am guilty...


Zee News, Blogs
July 31, 2012

It takes some amount of confidence in oneself to say what Narendra Modi recently said in an interview to Shahid Siddiqui, editor of an Urdu newspaper, Nai Duniya. On being asked yet again about the 2002 Gujarat riots, Narendra Modi said that he did not see the need to apologize because if he was found to be guilty, he deserves to be hanged. On the face of it, it would seem that a man who has the courage and conviction to say such strong words must be a believer in justice. However, politics and politicians are not as transparent as they may want the common man to believe. More...

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The 1991 Trio Is Back!


Zee News, Blogs
July 02, 2012

On Friday the 29th of June 2012, the stock market reversed its downward spiral and rose up by two to three percent. Stocks across sectors were upbeat. Investors suddenly became more confident about India. News headlines changed for the positive. What happened overnight that suddenly many people started restoring their faith in India? The answer lies surprisingly in a political event, the Presidential Election. More...

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The Petroleum Politics


Zee News, Blogs
June 03, 2012

Nowadays, ‘petrol’ not only has the power to ignite automobile engines but to fuel strong emotions across the country. Petrol prices have risen by over 13 per cent in India over the past one year. Petrol has made a long journey from being a blessing to becoming a curse in times where every month there is a new automobile launch. The main reason for this sad transition is that resources are finite while the needs are infinite. However, there is another reason for this mess - politics. More...

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Another Test For Sachin


Zee News, Blogs
May 07, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar is no stranger to tests. However, the test that he has to face now is of a different ilk. He has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha. So, what was it that led Sachin to the Upper House of the Parliament? What was it that led the government to choose him? Was the decision correct? More...

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What If Congress Had Won In UP?


Zee News, Blogs
March 20, 2012

Since the declaration of Uttar Pradesh Assembly election results, all news channels have been going agog about what the Congress party, especially Rahul Gandhi, did wrong. For the sake of change or widening of horizons, what about pondering over what Rahul Gandhi did right? By the stroke of luck, as nothing else could have explained this, what if the Congress had won in UP? What would have the news channels talked about? More...

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Brand ‘Anna’ Getting Diluted?


Zee News, Blogs
January 09, 2012

Anna’s recent fast at Mumbai was a damp squib. Was it because people’s expectations were too high? Or, was it because people did not want a corruption-free India anymore? Are people losing faith in the Anna campaign? Or, is brand Anna getting diluted now? More...

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More Than Meets The Eye


Zee News, Blogs
December 06, 2011

Someone said that it is better to be occasionally cheated than being perpetually suspicious. But, in the case of Indian politics it just the reverse. It is better to be occasionally suspicious than being perpetually cheated. There are many recent developments that may seem harmless or routine on the face but, a little scratching on the surface and there will be a lot more than meets the eye. More...

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Mahatma Gandhi for Gen Y


Zee News, Blogs
April 10, 2011

Our nation’s beloved Bapu is in the news again, thanks to Joseph Lelyveld's controversial book about him and Anna Hazare’s fight against corruption in a true Gandhian style. Since two-thirds of our country’s population is under 35 years, it merits discussion to understand what the Gen Y thinks about the Mahatma? Or perhaps, do they even bother to think about the man who led our country to freedom? More...

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'Power of Gandhi' versus 'Gandhi in Power'


Zee News, Blogs
March 13, 2011

Ever since 2004, the Opposition, the common man and even some from the Congress have been crying hoarse that the Dr Singh is a dummy PM and that the real boss is Sonia Gandhi. This argument may have subsided over the years but it still persists. If this is true then how come Manmohan Singh is being majorly blamed for all the scams? Why is the majority not asking Sonia Gandhi to take up the responsibility? More...

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What is Corruption?


Zee News, Blogs
January 15, 2011

'Corruption' is the buzzword these days with a new scam unfolding every now and then. This is one of those few words that have the rare distinction of not requiring an introduction to anybody. Just when we thought one knows enough about the topic, comes a unique comment from BJP president Nitin Gadkari. Recently, he labelled the charges against Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa as immoral and not illegal, thereby not being corrupt. Worth exploring further... More...

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Pranab gets a call and 'I' become happy?


Zee News & Zee Business, Blogs
August 16, 2010

Whenever I hear that some politician reached late to some destination because he/she was stuck in a traffic jam, it strangely makes me happy. The recent news of our Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee getting an unsolicited telemarketing call in the middle of a very serious high-level meeting, made me ecstatic! More...

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Loss of Innocent Lives


Zee News, Blogs
July 03, 2010

There are two sides to the story of innocent lives being lost at the hands of our soldiers. One, are the alleged fake encounters purportedly being done by some of our Army or police men for winning awards and recognition. On the other side, are the protests leading to more loss of innocent lives. More...

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Media's Moral Failure


Zee News, Blogs
June 19, 2010

Bhopal gas tragedy is back in the news again nearly 26 years after this ghastly incident took place. Media is leaving no stone unturned to blame the government for its inaction. But, a closer look and the media would realize that it is a failure on its part as well. How? More...

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The Dying Spirit of Sportsmanship


Zee News, Blogs
May 17, 2010

We, Indians, love cricket. Since the time India has been ousted from the T20 World Cup, media is abuzz with debates about why we lost? Some, which include Dhoni, say it was because of fatigue from the IPL matches, while others attribute it to excessive partying and lack of practice. Whatever be the reason, one thing is very worrying. We all seem to have lost the spirit of sportsmanship. More...

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Is death enough for Kasab?


Zee News, Blogs
May 08, 2010

Almost a year and a half after the 26/11 attacks, Ajmal Amir Kasab - the lone terrorist who was captured alive - was given death sentence. The government and the judiciary are ecstatic at their achievement in delivering justice so fast. But, is this enough? More...

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It's Black. It's White... It's Black and White


Zee News, Blogs
April 28, 2010

Tuesday's Cut Motions by the Opposition were cut short by the UPA. Some may call this a victory by show of strength or, by dividing the opposition or, by winning the support of its important allies. However, it would be incorrect to call it an absolute victory. More...

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The US for Us


Zee News, Blogs
April 07, 2010

Whether we like it or not, whether we accept it or not, whether we hate it or love it, one thing remains - we, Indians, love to keep a close eye on the developments in the US of A. More...

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Passing the Buck


Zee News, Blogs
March 30, 2010

26/11 Mumbai attacks are still fresh in our minds. Nobody has forgotten those heart wrenching scenes that were telecast live or numerous documentaries that are shown time and again. The media has still not forgotten the issue and rightly so. More...

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