Anand Neelakantan

Real education starts after college

The results of Class X and XII have come for almost all boards. The social media is flooded with elated parents giving congratulatory messages to their wards.

18 May 2019

Tragedy of India’s happiness

A recent survey concluded that Indians are the most vacation-deprived people. We can see how much most people are struggling to meet their two ends meet.

05 May 2019

Follow Sustainable Development Model

One of the most ubiquitous sights in any Indian city is the row of leaky water tankers carrying water from the suburbs to some posh apartment complex or residential colony.

18 Apr 2019

'Diary of a Malayali Madman' review: Caught in the age of unreason

What is madness? The society considers any deviation from what is accepted as normal as mad. The problem is, who decides what is normal.

13 Apr 2019

Ask the right questions, choose wisely

In a few days, the world’s largest democracy would exercise its mandate.

06 Apr 2019

How India can capture Bharat

I was recently called as a speaker for a seminar on India versus Bharat. The participants were the top brand managers of the country.

23 Mar 2019

Time to Revive Pre-Hindutva Culture

How did India succeed to have a disproportionate influence on ancient and medieval world culture without sending a conquering army to impose the cultural hegemony?

09 Mar 2019

Only thing the terrorist has is religion

Another terror attack has claimed 44 lives of our armed personnel. Justifiably, we are angry. We want the perpetrators to be punished.

22 Feb 2019

Justice delayed would sink democracy

In the great Tamil epic of Silappatikaram, the hero Kovalan is accused of stealing the queen’s anklet.

08 Feb 2019

Government has abdicated its duty

The government has five major responsibilities towards its citizens—law and order, defence, education, transport and healthcare.

26 Jan 2019

Make resolutions with an action plan

When we think about great success stories of Independent India, the first thing which comes to our mind is the Green Revolution.

12 Jan 2019

The need for shadow cabinets

One of the outstanding features of British Parliamentary system is the shadow cabinet.

22 Dec 2018

Wait for Uniform Civil Code should end 

The year is 1940. Fatima, a Muslim, and Sangeetha, a Hindu, are close friends.

08 Dec 2018

Why Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is struggling

Ninety-one years ago, the distasteful book Mother India was published by an American bigot, Katherine Mayo.

24 Nov 2018

Idols Tower Over Administrative Skill

Recently, the world’s tallest statue was inaugurated in Gujarat.

10 Nov 2018