M. Venkaiah Naidu

The writer is the Vice-President of India.

Articles By M. Venkaiah Naidu

Languages and civilisation

The need of the hour is to promote, protect and modernise India’s classical languages

Our fitting tribute

The National War Memorial is a reminder that our soldiers are the unsung heroes of our democracy. It is incumbent on all citizens to act in a manner that boosts the morale of our armed forces

When terror came to the House

December 13 is a day to pay homage to those who were martyred, and to remind ourselves of the need for a united resolve against a common enemy.

He understood the pain of others

Gandhi’s vision of service and humanism is relevant across nations and time.

Why Shastri matters today

Lal Bahadur Shastri's stress on character and moral strength acquire special significance

Make India Vishwaguru again

To reclaim our place as the leader in the realm of education and ideas, we must stop blindly aping the West. We must deepen our understanding of our intellectual heritage.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee only made friends, no enemies

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was both tender and tough. It was his ability to stay true to his values and also speak to all sections of society that mesmerised so many.

Swarajya to Surajya

To build New India, today’s youth must look back at Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad for inspiration.

Lessons from dark times

Remembering Emergency: The people must stay at the forefront of protecting democracy.

A new TRP philosophy

Rights and responsibilities must be harmonised for the sake of democracy. It would be appropriate for the media to dedicate itself to the promotion of Truth in a Responsible and Professional manner.

Healthy India, happy India

On World Health Day, government must redouble efforts to provide quality healthcare, people must make lifestyle changes.

Speaking in my own tongue

A multilingual and multicultural world will be possible only by strengthening individual mother languages.

A nation-builder, an inspiration

Swami Vivekananda’s teachings have become all the more relevant today in the wake of attempts by fissiparous forces to impede progress.

First & foremost, a humanist

That’s what I learnt from Ramnath Goenka and 40 years of public life... We must debate, discuss, decide and deliver.

The great unifier

India owes an immeasurable debt to Sardar Patel’s leadership, vision and pragmatism.

Building Gandhi’s India

Let us strive to usher in his Ram Rajya — egalitarian, clean, non-sectarian.

An India where knowledge is free

Let’s celebrate progress made by literacy programmes, learn from their success and failures, and chalk out ways to reach new learners

Let us not forget

Article 352 of the Constitution, which vested powers with the president to declare Emergency because of threat to the country’s security due to external aggression or war or armed rebellion (internal disturbances) was misused in 1975.

How to build the new city

Rapid urbanisation brings with it enormous challenges. The Modi government has framed the agenda to meet them

Romancing the Maoists

The silence of the human rights activists after an attack in which security forces are killed is telling

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