Rajesh Singh | Vivekananda International Foundation

He is former Opinion Editor of The Pioneer, Senior Political Commentator and Public Affairs Analyst.

Contributions 
He could sting, but also give a healing touch: A tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee It was, if I recollect correctly, towards the end of 2002. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had arrived in Goa to usher in the New Year. I was then located in the State. Having taken a break from journalism a few months before, I had assumed charg...

The NRC process: Both Complex and Necessary If we disentangle politics from the ongoing process to prepare a National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam, we will better understand the ‘what, why and how’ of the exercise, its enormity, and its necessity from both the State and the nationa...

Founding of a ‘Higher Education Commission of India’ The Union Government’s decision to abolish the University Grants Commission (UGC) and replace it with a Higher Education Commission of India (HECI), has been widely welcomed by experts in the education sector. Though some of them have expressed res...

Understanding MSP’s Role in Boosting Agriculture Earlier this month, the Union Government made an important intervention to ease agrarian distress across the country. The Cabinet announced an increase in the minimum support prices (MSP) for 14 crops ahead of the Kharif season, which works out to a ...

India’s Looming Drinking Water Crisis NITI Aayog has warned of a crisis that must make policymakers and the rest of us act now, and not later, because later could be too late. The danger the panel has spoken of has not been considered important enough for prime time television debates an...

Book Reviews 
Remnants of a Separation: A History of the Partition through Material Memory, Aanchal Malhotra, Harper Collins Publishers, India, Pages 400, Price Rs 799/-. It was Elie Wiesel who had said, “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilisation, no society, no future.” The Holocaust survivor would know, as would those in India and Pakistan who went through the trauma of ...

Half Lion: How PV Narasimha Rao Transformed India; Vinay Sitapati; Penguin Viking Books When Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao became the country’s Prime Minister, he came with few expectations. His track record as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (then undivided) and many years later as Union Cabinet Minister was mediocre. The party ...

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