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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Ravi Shankar Prasad


The writer is Union minister for communications and IT.

Remembering Jayaprakash Narayan, the people’s hero
Sun, Oct 10, 2021

Ravi Shankar Prasad writes: Even though power was within his reach many times, he preferred to work at the grassroots, strengthening India’s democratic foundation.

It is the Congress which is in need of repair
Wed, Aug 18, 2021

Ravi Shankar Prasad writes: Instead of disrupting Parliament and trying to embarrass government, the party must reflect on its decline.

To fight Covid, we must all come together
Fri, May 21, 2021

Ravi Shankar Prasad writes: Everyone has the right to criticise the government, but political differences must not come in the way of a concerted effort against the pandemic.

Launching vicious campaign against judges in the event of an adverse verdict threatens judiciary’s independence
Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Ravi Shankar Prasad writes: Those who have been defeated repeatedly by the people of India through a popular mandate cannot and should not control the polity and governance through collusive cases from the corridors of the Supreme Court and other courts. This is unacceptable.

Indians have always stepped up to a crisis, reaffirmed commitment to shared constitutional values
Tue, Apr 14, 2020

It would be a great achievement for the nation if the people of the country respond to the challenge posed by the coronavirus by exercising their collective will and performing their duties. Many initiatives of PM Modi and some state governments are being appreciated globally.

People of J&K want a new narrative — effective, accountable governance
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

There has been a divide in J&K between the Kashmir and Jammu regions for variety of reasons but I distinctly noticed a yearning for change, a quest for a new narrative and an overpowering desire for development and good governance.

Need to remember our fundamental duties as we remember our fundamental rights
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Every citizen plays a key role in building a New India — a clean, healthy and prosperous nation. Everyone performing their duties, even mechanically, would pave the way for a better neighbourhood, better society, and ultimately, a better country. Let us together build a responsible India.

Valley’s new dawn: An era of development and inclusion beckons
Mon, Aug 19, 2019

Ravi Shankar Prasad writes: "There was a thinking in New Delhi that if a few families of J&K are handled well, then problems of the entire state will be taken care of. These few families perpetuated their power, indulged in rank corruption and whenever accountability was sought, they took shelter behind Article 370."

Triple Talaq Bill passage is a transformative point in India’s socio-political context
Wed, Aug 07, 2019

The India of 2019, under PM Modi, is set on a path of reform. The mantra of reform, perform and transform is not only for governance or economy, it extends even to the reforming of society without discrimination or without any reference to vote bank politics.

The next step in India’s digital revolution is digitising govt processes
Mon, Jul 01, 2019

Creating a digital interface between government and citizens has helped curb corruption, delays in service delivery. The next step involves digitising internal processes of government

Atalji’s way
Tue, Aug 21, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a leader without rancour, gentle but firm reformer, a great human being.

Before and after four years
Tue, May 29, 2018

Policy paralysis of the UPA years has been replaced with inclusive growth, successful programme implementation, stress on equity.

In the Constitution we trust
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

The institutions envisioned by the founding document of the republic have shaped India’s polity. These have made the common people aware of their rights and abide in the democratic process.

Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Digital technologies are being harnessed to empower people, create employment opportunities and bring about transparency.

A bill that is thrifty, goes by the book
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Merger of tribunals in the Finance Bill will lead to uniformity in rules of service, prevent overlap and save taxpayers’ money

A tectonic shift
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

The people have rejected negative politics. BJP triumph in UP is the victory of hope and aspiration.

A tectonic shift
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

The Congress held sway over the state for many decades; the BJP too, for a few years, but for nearly two decades, the two regional parties, the SP and BSP, were dominant players.

Net Commitment
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

This government has promoted and democratised the Internet like no other in the past

When in trouble,talk secularism
Mon, Jul 22, 2013

The Congress will be unsuccessful in its strategy to change the subject from its governance failures

Sacrifice — of the Constitution
Sat, Mar 25, 2006

Sonia Gandhi was left with no alternative but to resign. No virtue can be made out this