SANJEEV NAYYAR

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View: Why Uddhav must be wary of Pawar

View: Why Uddhav must be wary of Pawar

Rediff.com2 days ago

'Criticism of Uddhav suits the NCP perfectly.' 'NCP members head key ministries in Maharashtra like home, finance and health, yet as chief minister it is Uddhav who is criticised for the state government's shortcomings.' 'Few hold NCP chief Sharad Pawar accountable for the performance of NCP ministers,' argues Sanjeev Nayyar.

25 learnings for India from China Standoff

25 learnings for India from China Standoff

Rediff.com6 Aug 2020

Just like China wants Trump to lose the US presidential poll, it may want Modi to lose the Lok Sabha polls. So months before the 2024 elections, China may take possession of an important area, say one of the Char Dhams, warns Sanjeev Nayyar.

Captain's gameplan on Kartarpur corridor

Captain's gameplan on Kartarpur corridor

Rediff.com12 Nov 2019

The Kartarpur corridor was an excellent opportunity for the Congress to seize centre-stage in Sikh religious affairs. After all, the Akalis never achieved this in their years in power, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

8 lessons for the BJP from Maharashtra

8 lessons for the BJP from Maharashtra

Rediff.com30 Oct 2019

There are limitations to milking national security, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

Why redrawing of J-K constituencies is a MUST

Why redrawing of J-K constituencies is a MUST

Rediff.com9 Sep 2019

The manner in which assembly seats were distirbuted among Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh so far, has ensured that residents of the Valley rule the state forever, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

7 big steps for Modi 2

7 big steps for Modi 2

Rediff.com30 May 2019

Indians want change and progress. They should be willing to accept tough decisions, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

The 'foreign hand' in India's election 2019

The 'foreign hand' in India's election 2019

Rediff.com27 Mar 2019

How will the Modi Sarkar's likely return affect other nations?

15 takeaways from the Balakot air strike

15 takeaways from the Balakot air strike

Rediff.com11 Mar 2019

Indians must remember that Pakistanis hate losing to India, at war or in cricket, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

Should yoga therapy go the Western way?

Should yoga therapy go the Western way?

Rediff.com7 Feb 2019

Why must Indians adjust their time-tested system because of what the West needs, asks Sanjeev Nayyar.

Statue of Unity will do for Kevatia what Rann Utsav did for Kutch

Statue of Unity will do for Kevatia what Rann Utsav did for Kutch

Rediff.com14 Nov 2018

'Will the Statue of Unity and Tent City Narmada have as much of a transformational effect on the local economy as the salt desert/Tent City Dhordo did is something that only time can tell,' says Sanjeev Nayyar.

Looking beyond loan writeoffs for farmers

Looking beyond loan writeoffs for farmers

Rediff.com17 Mar 2018

Governments must encourage micro-irrigation, use of natural manure and pesticides in a big way. Farm income can be doubled by reducing cost as much as by increasing MSP, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

How should India deal with Pakistan?

How should India deal with Pakistan?

Rediff.com13 Feb 2018

'We need to be in a perpetual state of aggression, and able to swiftly change the goal posts to keep Pakistan in a state of imbalance,' argues Sanjeev Nayyar.

8 reasons what went wrong for BJP in Gujarat

8 reasons what went wrong for BJP in Gujarat

Rediff.com20 Dec 2017

'The BJP must realise that a resurgent Rahul Gandhi will take the battle straight into its camp.' 'He is not going to be held back by the misdeeds of UPA 1 and 2, so there is no point harping on them,' says Sanjeev Nayyar.

10 economic commandments for Modi

10 economic commandments for Modi

Rediff.com29 Sep 2017

Instead of a consumption stimulus the government must address the NPA issue with a war footing and invest in infrastructure, affordable housing and exports, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

Why Dera Sacha Sauda draws followers

Why Dera Sacha Sauda draws followers

Rediff.com28 Aug 2017

Deras like Sacha Sauda made the poor feel secure, cared for, loved, provided a support system and gave them dignity, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

Be careful, you're in South Kashmir now!

Be careful, you're in South Kashmir now!

Rediff.com13 Jul 2017

'A war is being fought in South Kashmir.' 'Do not underestimate your enemy, be sensible and cautious and be prepared for the worst if you choose to move in the region unprotected,' advises Sanjeev Nayyar.

Train to Tawang? Build roads first

Train to Tawang? Build roads first

Rediff.com5 May 2017

Before undertaking such difficult projects as a 378-km railway line to Tawang, the government must seriously examine whether having quality roads is a better option.

Where Chinese media get India wrong

Where Chinese media get India wrong

Rediff.com10 Apr 2017

One thing Beijing must understand is that India is not obsessed with being a threat to China but only wants a rightful place for itself in the world, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

How are 'minorities' allowed tax benefits under HUF?

How are 'minorities' allowed tax benefits under HUF?

Rediff.com3 Jan 2017

Should the Income-Tax Act have been simultaneously amended to exclude Sikhs and Jains from the definition of HUF once they were declared a minority by the government? Sanjeev Nayyar discusses the curious dichotomies in our laws.

How India should deal with Pakistan

How India should deal with Pakistan

Rediff.com5 Dec 2016

Sanjeev Nayyar suggests 16 measures by which we can tackle our unrelenting and untrustworthy neighbour.

How Indians can help the army along the border

How Indians can help the army along the border

Rediff.com9 Nov 2016

Sanjeev Nayar offers some ideas on how Indians can help in improving the lives of those living in border areas and in the process help the Indian Army.

Is it time to divide J&K into three?

Is it time to divide J&K into three?

Rediff.com10 Sep 2016

Since 1950 successive governments have tried various options but failed to reduce alienation amongst the people, for different reasons, of Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh. It is best to accept this reality and let each region charter its own path, within the framework of the Indian Constitution, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

Undermining RBI governor will have negative consequences

Undermining RBI governor will have negative consequences

Rediff.com20 Jun 2016

Dr Raghuram Rajan's departure holds lessons for all, be it sections of the media, politicians or the people themselves. We need to learn how to value and retain talent. At the same time the talented must realise that talent alone does not ensure the top job, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

Why Amma's canteen must be replicated nationwide

Why Amma's canteen must be replicated nationwide

Rediff.com27 May 2016

Sanjeev Nayyar visits an Amma canteen in Chennai, and comes back impressed

The incredible women of Bharat

The incredible women of Bharat

Rediff.com29 Apr 2016

Sanjeev Nayyar travels across India from Barmer to Arunachal to Mahabalipuram, and comes back humbled and impressed with the women he interacted with through his journey.

Why we shouldn't ban elephants in Kerala temples

Why we shouldn't ban elephants in Kerala temples

Rediff.com13 Apr 2016

Our focus should rather be on strengthening security measures to prevent Kollam-like tragedies, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

Why I am fida about Baba Ramdev's products

Why I am fida about Baba Ramdev's products

Rediff.com29 Jan 2016

Baba Ramdev may be controversy's child, yet he has a fan following not just in India, but almost all over the world. Sanjeev Nayyar recounts why he is fida about Patanjali products.

Can the judiciary also reflect please?

Can the judiciary also reflect please?

Rediff.com26 Nov 2015

The nullifying of the NJAC Act has put the spotlight on the Judiciary. Concepts like transparency, being open to change, leading from front, management of perceptions that were reserved for the Executive earlier are now relevant for the Judiciary as well, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

The truth about cow slaughter in India

The truth about cow slaughter in India

Rediff.com16 Oct 2015

'There are three issues related to beef consumption and cow slaughter. One is the British origin of cow slaughter. Two, if slaughter of cows is sanctioned by Islamic scriptures and three, the environmental impact of beef consumption.'

India only home for followers of dharma

India only home for followers of dharma

Rediff.com14 Sep 2015

It is mischievous to imply that the proposed bill to grant citizenship to persecuted Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists from other nations implies that Muslims and Christians are not Indians, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

20 ideas to handle a defiant Pakistan

20 ideas to handle a defiant Pakistan

Rediff.com14 Aug 2015

How to deal with a country that has made export of terror a reason to make the world notice and fund it? Rediff.com contributor Sanjeev Nayyar offers a few suggestions

The battle between secular India and Bharat

The battle between secular India and Bharat

Rediff.com4 Aug 2015

A left-leaning centralised socialist model has created a shortage/entitlement economy. In fact one of the reasons for India's limited progress is that post-independent India is at odds with its true nature. It is something that educated right of centre Hindus are trying to correct, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

What India should learn from the Manipur ambush

What India should learn from the Manipur ambush

Rediff.com9 Jun 2015

Manipur needs an integrated politico, military, socio-economic approach, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

AFSPA removal: Why Tripura and J&K are very different

AFSPA removal: Why Tripura and J&K are very different

Rediff.com2 Jun 2015

My travels made me realise how different the ground situation and people's mindsets in the two states are. People seemed happy and secure in Tripura whilst there was only complaining and suspicion in J&K, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

Of Hindu, Hindustan, Hindi

Of Hindu, Hindustan, Hindi

Rediff.com11 Sep 2014

Our problem is that we look at these words from a non-Indic perspective, says Sanjeev Nayyar.