All stories by SHREEKANT SAMBRANI
World powers must use a 'soft' approach to combat ISIS' endless jihadRediff.com8 Dec 2015
A 'soft' approach must be nurtured to complement the hard-line of spending billions in physical conflict; that is the only way to 'degrade and destroy' ISIS.
Is India growing? No, development has not reached all cornersRediff.com10 Nov 2015
India must weave a quick-fix formula to ensure growth.
Gujjubhai the great!Rediff.com6 Oct 2015
Gujarat was among the earliest civilisations in the sub-continent, dating back four millennia.
Three game-changing ideas that India ever had in past 50 yearsRediff.com17 Aug 2015
The greatest progress on civil rights in the United States since Abraham Lincoln was under the Southern Democrat Lyndon Johnson, the past master of wheeling and dealing in Congress.
The masterclass and the BudgetRediff.com28 Feb 2015
'The finance minister and the government have met the immediate challenge. The wine this time is new and also in a new bottle, which, though not full, is less than half empty.'
Please, everybody, think beyond DelhiRediff.com10 Feb 2015
'The BJP currently occupies the centre stage of Indian politics, much the way the Congress did in the 1970s. That may be comforting to the party, but it could also be the road to perdition of easy self-congratulation and sycophancy.'
The great Indian addictionRediff.com19 Jan 2015
Indians are election junkies, and that includes all of us -- political parties, aspirants for seats, pollsters, pundits parsing straws in the wind, says Shreekant Sambrani
The intricate route from Yojana to NITIRediff.com13 Jan 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced its imminent replacement in his Independence Day address, but the new name, structure and key personnel became known only a week ago.
Pravasi Special: Friends of IndiaRediff.com7 Jan 2015
'India today has to fight many a battle, all of which cry out for innovation. This is where the experience of the Diaspora could be the most productive well-spring.'
India's milkman: A genius who never compromised on qualityRediff.com26 Nov 2014
Remembering Verghese Kurien, a visionary who singlehandedly built world's biggest agricultural development programme.
When Rajdeep Sardesai attempted 'instant history'Rediff.com21 Nov 2014
Rajdeep Sardesai's 2014: The Election That Changed India, will make him a ton of money, says Shreekant Sambrani, but admits he is more interested in knowing whether the book lives up to its title.
Here's how Suresh Prabhu can reengineer the RailwaysRediff.com18 Nov 2014
Suresh Prabhu, the new railway minister, described his charge as being 'the engine of growth'.
The politics of 'other'nessRediff.com13 Oct 2014
As the political battle for the future of Maharashtra's political quinquennial future nears its electoral conclusion, Shreekant Sambrani looks at the intertwining nature of national and regional interests and the place for and value of inclusiveness in electoral politics.
The man who saved billions from starvationRediff.com12 Sep 2014
The work of Norman Borlaug, who helped save billions from starvation, is worth recalling, especially as opposition to gene-modified crops mount, says Shreekant Sambrani.
Reforms won't be easy or painless!Rediff.com3 Sep 2014
'Let us also not expect that there will be a clean break with the past, much though the new government might like to think about it. In a functional democracy that is neither feasible nor desirable. But basic change it must be,' says Shreekant Sambrani.
Speak up, India, and act!Rediff.com20 Aug 2014
'Will the new government, largely of the BJP, whose manifesto proclaimed "India shall remain a natural home for persecuted Hindus and they shall be welcome to seek refuge here" and whose patrons never tire of the glories of our civilisation in antiquity, stand up for these long-lost cousins, the Yazidis in Iraq?'
This was the best Independence Day address I have seenRediff.com18 Aug 2014
'Independence Day has been India's annual general meeting. For the most part, it has been a forgettable experience of ritual observances. Not so this year... Mr Modi instead presented what I call a moral balance sheet of India,' says Shreekant Sambrani.
Reading this book is a little like eating at Barbeque NationRediff.com15 May 2014
Shekhar Gupta's anthology is a valuable addition to our understanding of the seeming muddle that is India... The experience of reading his columns is more like a chat with a friend in the afterglow of an enjoyable drink, but never frivolous, says Shreekant Sambrani.
Will the current trend prevail until voting day?Rediff.com25 Mar 2014
United Progressive Alliance's abysmal performance and the Bharatiya Janata Party's claims of good governance are two factors that could change how India votes this year, says Shreekant Sambrani
Narendra Modi's prime ministerial speech!Rediff.com28 Feb 2014
Narendra Modi's speech at the India Economic Convention was the best such oration since Atal Bihari Vajpayee addressed the nation from the Red Fort in the aftermath of Kargil, feels Shreekant Sambrani.