All stories by SHREEKANT SAMBRANI
How Mugabe plunged Zimbabwe into an abyss of despairRediff.com4 Dec 2017
During his 37 year rule, the nation's lush fields became wastelands, disease and hunger became rampant and the economy registered a negative growth of six per cent.
Running to stay in the same placeRediff.com19 Oct 2017
We could be on the brink if our export industries actually start losing jobs, says Shreekant Sambrani.
Why blame DeMo and GST? Slowdown was on for over a decadeRediff.com12 Oct 2017
Watchdogs of the economy have not been barking and it is high time we noticed it, says Shreekant Sambrani.
Why we need Gandhi and Mandela todayRediff.com30 Sep 2017
Religion is but one trait where intolerance manifests itself. We come across 'chosen' races, communities, political ideologies, economic systems, all lending themselves to discriminatory arrangements, which trample the rights of those considered beyond the pale of whatever is the favoured calling.
Why the bullet train makes sense for IndiaRediff.com27 Sep 2017
Questioning the bullet train in view of the investment needed in Indian Railways is similar to saying that India needed to invest in primary education rather than in IITs, says Shreekant Sambrani.
Decoding Modi's mindRediff.com20 Sep 2017
Prime Minister Modi will continue to take the nation by surprise, catching his political opponents offguard, says Shreekant Sambrani.
The Reshuffle: What it says about ModiRediff.com4 Sep 2017
'While Piyush Goel, Dharmendra Pradhan, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and a clutch of former bureaucrats including R K Singh, Hardeep Singh Puri and K J Alphons are loyal BJP members, none of them fit the mould of party apparatchiks.' 'In fact, many of the latter kind have been shown the door or have been given reduced charges.' 'That goes to show the prime minister's comfort level in dealing with professionals and administrators and the trust he reposes in them,' says Shreekant Sambrani.
Witness to FreedomRediff.com15 Aug 2017
India is free, certainly, and has been so for 70 years. But are Indians free-spirited? asks Shreekant Sambrani.
The role Roger Moore most cherishedRediff.com13 Jun 2017
He played James Bond seven times. But the role Roger Moore most cherished was a different one.
New lamps for old, but the genie's missingRediff.com21 May 2017
Times without count we have bought more complex procedures in the name of simplification, says Shreekant Sambrani.
How the 'pundits' got everything wrongRediff.com22 Mar 2017
Whatever Mr Modi's other shortcomings be, his consistent efforts to motivate have created an aura of positivity, hopefully stable. He has also shown that he is not averse to taking decisions with possibly negative implications for him, says Shreekant Sambrani.
Bharat is in distressRediff.com21 Feb 2017
The government is doing things in agriculture that count for little, says Shreekant Sambrani.
The Budget as Budgets should beRediff.com1 Feb 2017
'We need to put aside our anxieties about the Budget for now and possibly for long, and carry on as best as we can,' advises Shreekant Sambrani.
Trump's Triumph: The Fear of OthersRediff.com16 Nov 2016
'Competence, experience, matter, did you say?' 'No music was sweeter than the mash of xenophobia, jingoism, racism, misogyny.' 'And the master busker to play the tune was round the corner to capture an eager audience just in the nick of time.' Shreekant Sambrani on the Trump Triumph a week after his upset victory.
How the world was TrumpedRediff.com9 Nov 2016
'An America at war with itself, groaning under a mounting debt, with woolly-headed economic policies of a neophyte president who is more feared and suspected among the comity of nations does not augur well for the world.' 'It would be well justified in asking,' says Shreekant Sambrani, '"Is this how you expect to make America great again, Mr President?"'
Do America's voters have a choice at all?Rediff.com4 Nov 2016
'The American electorate are forced to choose between a shop-soiled spokesperson of crony establishmentarianism and an outlandish boor of a showman, who should never have been where he is now.'
Big gap between Modi's 'achievements' and realityRediff.com14 Jun 2016
Mr Modi must now work to win over the governor as a friend and learn to influence people credibly.
How the 'outsider' factor led US to the Trump conundrumRediff.com11 May 2016
Trump is the first nominee of a major party in over a century to have no experience whatsoever of any political, administrative or military office.
Coping with water warsRediff.com12 Apr 2016
The wars of the future will be fought over water and if they occur on large scale, will be far more devastating than any we have seen yet.
Budget 2016: Modi's panacea for rural India is as hopeless as everRediff.com7 Mar 2016
In spite of Budget's rural focus, the government has consistently stumbled in agriculture, says Shreekant Sambrani.