Sanjeev Sanyal

Sanjeev Sanyal is an internationally acclaimed economist, environmentalist, urban theorist and the best-selling author of The Ocean of Churn & The Land of Seven Rivers. He tweets as @sanjeevsanyal

Articles by Sanjeev Sanyal

IPL 2022: The return of Hardik Pandya

  • A left-field choice as captain, he has led from the front to take Titans to the IPL playoff.
Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya shows victory signs after winning the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. (ANI)
Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya shows victory signs after winning the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. (ANI)
Published on May 13, 2022 02:17 PM IST
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Will Virat Kohli catch a break at second home Bengaluru?

  • Fans will hope the batter’s wait for more than two years to hit an international century ends at his favourite ground in the day-night Test against Sri Lanka starting on Saturday
Kohli now resembles a great champion trying to figure out what made him tick during his glory days(ANI)
Kohli now resembles a great champion trying to figure out what made him tick during his glory days(ANI)
Updated on Mar 11, 2022 06:11 PM IST
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Making big scores has become a habit, says Sarfaraz Khan

  • The Mumbai batter continued from where he left off last term by scoring 275 in the Ranji Trophy opener
After an epic 275 on Friday against Saurashtra, Khan’s sequence of scores in Ranji Trophy reads: 71, 36, 301 not out, 226 not out, 25, 78, 177, 6 and 275.(PTI)
After an epic 275 on Friday against Saurashtra, Khan’s sequence of scores in Ranji Trophy reads: 71, 36, 301 not out, 226 not out, 25, 78, 177, 6 and 275.(PTI)
Published on Feb 18, 2022 10:28 PM IST
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What does the India Test series mean for James Anderson

  • In a couple of days’ time, Anderson will be locked in what should be his last battle against one of his favourite opponent’s, India, before a final hurrah against the old enemy, Australia, later in the year.
Will James Anderson make a mark in what promises to be in all likelihood, his final Test series against India? (Getty Images)
Will James Anderson make a mark in what promises to be in all likelihood, his final Test series against India? (Getty Images)
Published on Aug 01, 2021 10:44 PM IST
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All-rounder’s tag alone won’t do, must keep performing: Shardul Thakur

  • With seven wickets and a vital fifty, Thakur celebrated his Test comeback, underlining qualities as a pace-bowling all-rounder. The 29-year-old looks back on the momentous series in this interview.
interview India's Shardul Thakur celebrates the dismissal on the 4th day of the fourth test match between Australia and India, at The Gabba.
India's Shardul Thakur celebrates the dismissal on the 4th day of the fourth test match between Australia and India, at The Gabba.
Updated on Jan 25, 2021 08:19 AM IST
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The new architecture of a new India

India needs iconic buildings for functional reasons, to reflect new aspirations, and move past the colonial legacy
Great cities and societies are not those that unquestioningly preserve everything from the past. They evolve and add new things while retaining the best from the past
Great cities and societies are not those that unquestioningly preserve everything from the past. They evolve and add new things while retaining the best from the past
Published on Jan 06, 2021 08:23 PM IST
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Transforming public administration

A new set of reforms seeks to improve the quality of bureaucracy and the nature of State-citizen interface
Reforms include a national recruitment agency, compulsory retirement, rationalisation of autonomous bodies, and a taxpayers charter(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Reforms include a national recruitment agency, compulsory retirement, rationalisation of autonomous bodies, and a taxpayers charter(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 07:25 PM IST
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Ending Inspector Raj in agriculture, writes Sanjeev Sanyal

The Centre’s initiative in freeing up agri-trade will have a huge impact on the rural economy
A law will be introduced to allow farmers to sell their produce as they wish. Barrier-free interstate trade will be encouraged(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A law will be introduced to allow farmers to sell their produce as they wish. Barrier-free interstate trade will be encouraged(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 20, 2020 05:43 AM IST
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Why PM’s Independence Day speech should move out of Delhi

The symbolic importance of Independence Day would be greatly enhanced if the Prime Minister would deliver his annual speech from a different location every year
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Red Fort on the occasion of 69th Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi. Neither the national capital nor Delhi’s Red Fort have any special place in it beyond tradition. Freedom belongs equally to residents of the smallest village in Meghalaya or Kerala.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Red Fort on the occasion of 69th Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi. Neither the national capital nor Delhi’s Red Fort have any special place in it beyond tradition. Freedom belongs equally to residents of the smallest village in Meghalaya or Kerala.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT)
Published on Jan 25, 2017 11:02 AM IST
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We need a law to streamline the rules

To know the rules under each piece of legislation, there should be a law that would stipulate that they would be available on websites, they should be presented as a unified whole and each change in them should be notified
The law on transparency of rules should suit Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative(PTI photo)
The law on transparency of rules should suit Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative(PTI photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2016 11:46 AM IST
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Why retrieved antiquities should be sent back to place of origin

It is not enough to end the plunder of our antiquities. We need to let our gods return home. The only sensible way to prevent future theft is to document them carefully in a publicly accessible National Antiquities Register
From a bronze Ganesh statute to a Jain figure of Bahubali, the US returned more than 200 pieces of artifacts to India during PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the US in June.(PTI file photo)
From a bronze Ganesh statute to a Jain figure of Bahubali, the US returned more than 200 pieces of artifacts to India during PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the US in June.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2016 07:57 AM IST
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Let us mind our languages

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Published on Oct 06, 2016 09:16 AM IST
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Indian languages face threat of fossilisation, need revitalisation

Indian languages need innovation more than preservation
Munshi Premchand’s Idgah may be a great story but, at the risk of offending his fans, it may no longer resonate with most school children
Munshi Premchand’s Idgah may be a great story but, at the risk of offending his fans, it may no longer resonate with most school children
Updated on Oct 05, 2016 10:42 PM IST
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Unblock our cities’ arteries

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Published on Sep 08, 2016 10:34 AM IST
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Drainage networks, not roads, are arteries of the city

The maintenance of the drainage networks is critical for avoiding repeated floods but they are also a solution to another major problem faced by Indian cities – the lack of walking and cycling paths.
The maintenance of the drainage networks is critical for avoiding repeated floods.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
The maintenance of the drainage networks is critical for avoiding repeated floods.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2016 08:29 AM IST
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We must write our own story

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Published on Aug 11, 2016 07:59 AM IST
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Distortion or depreciation: The problems facing Indian history writing

The problem is that the official history contained in our textbooks simply does not ring true to most Indians
Even our politics is impacted by who did or did not pull down a temple in the sixteenth century. If anything, we Indians are obsessed with history.(AFP file photo)
Even our politics is impacted by who did or did not pull down a temple in the sixteenth century. If anything, we Indians are obsessed with history.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2016 01:23 AM IST
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Of farmers and pay hikes

At first sight, it appears that the cost will be borne by the banking system rather than the budget, writes Sanjeev Sanyal.
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Updated on Mar 02, 2008 09:52 PM IST
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