HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014

Sanjoy Narayan

To tide over the energy crisis, look to the sun

Barely 12% of India’s power generating capacity is from renewable sources. With the adoption of modern technology for generation, storage and distribution, this can be greatly increased, writes HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.

Right on the money: Fundings a major factor in Maharashtra polls

The Congress-NCP alliance has been the main beneficiary of the funds that the state’s co-operatives, industries, traders and the realty business contribute to the political kitty, writes Sanjoy Narayan.

Use and reuse: the real zero effect economy

PM Modi has a knack for coining catchy slogans. But the one that struck a new chord was his call to entrepreneurs to adopt a ‘zero defect, zero effect’ mantra, writes HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.

As BJP reinvents itself, Congress still remains the grand old party

While the Congress faces an existential problem over leadership, the BJP has scripted a change with a new chief who’s inducting a young members into his core team, writes Sanjoy Narayan.

Young, conservative, traditional: Here's India's gen-next

In this year’s HT-MaRS Indian Youth Survey, conducted among 5,214 middle and upper middle class youth (equal numbers men and women; ages 18-25) in 15 top Indian cities, the conservatives outweigh the deviants – by a big margin. Sanjoy Narayan writes.
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The fast and the furious, the few and far between

A democratic government’s job is only partly about running ministries and departments; the other part is about making laws and running parliament efficiently. There the NDA government has started with a few hiccups, writes Sanjoy Narayan.

First smarten our cities, then build smart ones

India’s cities are a shameful mess: the big, older ones, the small ones and even the fledgling new ones. Far from being anywhere near smart, our cities are rather dumb. The future could be bleaker, writes HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.

Budget 2014: A few smaller bangs would have been better

The NDA has got a strong mandate and this was clearly an opportunity for it to do a bit of grand-standing: announce one really big thing or two and, in return, reap the benefits of making it a memorable budget, writes HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.

When it’s too early to retire from the fray

It’s not math but merit that ought to decide whether someone makes it to the top. That’s also why it may be time to revisit the retirement age for India’s civil servants, writes editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.

How Akhilesh Yadav, young CM of hope, lost his chance

Uttar Pradesh has India’s highest incidence of violent crimes, accounting for 12.3% of the total reported incidents and in the past two years, the numbers have increased. HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan writes.

A lesson PM Narendra Modi could learn from China

PM Narendra Modi hopes India can compete with China by emulating the 3 Ss (skill, scale and speed) that its neighbour has used but he should have added a 4th S: sustainability, writes Sanjoy Narayan.

A way for the Congress to come out of the shadow

The UPA will have to be rather creative if it wants to play a meaningful role in the new Lok Sabha. Instead of an obstructionist role, it could think of playing a more strategic one, writes Sanjoy Narayan.

Some low-hanging fruit for Modi, but fixing economy won't be easy

Next week after his swearing-in ceremony is over, when India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets down to the business of governing, the economy will doubtless be high up on his list of priorities. Will he be able to deliver? Sanjoy Narayan writes.

It cannot be all in the family for the Congress

Congressmen say that the Gandhis are the cohesive factor that holds the Congress together, pointing to the years between 1992 and 1998, when the Congress, then headed by people not from the Nehru-Gandhi family, faced disintegration, writes Hindustan Times editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.

How Modi changed rules of the game

This election will be memorable for the manner in which the BJP fought it: it projected Narendra Modi as a single leader. HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan writes.
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