SANJEEV NAYYAR

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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.

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