Articles by Shashi Shekhar
Modern families: Let’s keep our loved ones together
Divorce rates are rising in many states of the country. In broken homes, in the absence of parental guidance, thousands of youngsters go down the wrong path and take to crime.
Updated on Dec 18, 2016 11:40 PM IST
India is ready to face the challenges the Ayodhya issue throws up
In those tumultuous times communal riots flared up in many parts of the country. More than 2,000 people lost their lives in these riots. It appeared we had been split wide open forever. India would never be the same after the morning of December 6, 1992
Updated on Dec 11, 2016 11:45 PM IST
Delhi’s Traffic Queen is a beacon of hope in times of despair
Let us salute the indomitable spirit of traffic management activist Dorris Francis.
Updated on Dec 06, 2016 07:12 AM IST
It’s time we cracked down on crackers. Even the SC agrees
Are we waiting for the world to turn into a gas chamber before we stop bursting fire-crackers?
Updated on Nov 27, 2016 10:27 PM IST
One hopes the centenary year does greater justice to Indira Gandhi
In a country where close to 60% of people have been born after her death, why does Indira Gandhi return to be a part of people’s discussions 32 years after her assassination?
Updated on Nov 20, 2016 10:33 PM IST
With one deft stroke, PM Modi has broken the back of black money
His actual work has just begun. History is looking at him with eager eyes. It has a bad habit of recording both the success and failure of politicians with equal ruthlessness.
Updated on Nov 13, 2016 08:34 PM IST
Like the Taliban, separatists in Kashmir don’t want children to go to schools
They want to foist illiteracy, poverty and callousness on people so that the flames of dissatisfaction can be stoked conveniently
Updated on Nov 06, 2016 10:52 PM IST
It is our responsibility to fight the indifference and darkness around us
It is not enough if we clean our homes and surroundings; we should be more responsible citizens who fight the evils around us. Fighting society’s indifference and darkness is the responsibility of every individual. That, in essence, is the essence of Diwali .
Updated on Oct 31, 2016 07:18 AM IST
To secure its border forever, India must bridge the gulf of economic inequality
I wouldn’t have written on this piece had I not read about India’s dismal record in the fight against hunger. According to the Global Hunger Index, our country is worse off than Nepal, Bangladesh, Senegal and Rwanda.
Updated on Oct 24, 2016 12:20 AM IST
Hobbled by insecurities
Published on Oct 17, 2016 07:58 AM IST
How secure is our democracy under the leadership of insecure leaders?
Shouldn’t those who represent the hopes of millions of citizens make their succession plans public? Shouldn’t politicians also declare the status of their health along with party manifestos? How can an unhealthy and political insecure leader contribute to the nurturing of a healthy democracy?
Updated on Oct 16, 2016 10:51 PM IST
People must stay away from war hysteria and let the government do its job
Human nature is adept at forgetting old follies and marching towards the next hysteria. That is why some people sing the war tune and the common man bears its brunt
Updated on Oct 10, 2016 12:14 PM IST
The Bahubali behind bars
Published on Oct 03, 2016 07:46 AM IST
Shahabuddin: The Bahubali behind bars
High on a cocktail of muscle power, money power and people power, Shahabuddin knows he has become indispensable in his region
Updated on Oct 02, 2016 08:06 PM IST
The benefits of rapid urbanisation have not reached real India
Businessmen in small towns need to be motivated to create as many jobs as possible. While the government should focus on this, its plan to give certificates of appreciation for tax payers is a step in the right direction
Updated on Sep 26, 2016 01:12 AM IST
A trial by fire for Mulayam
Published on Sep 19, 2016 10:50 AM IST
Yadav family feud: It’s a trial by fire for Mulayam
Members of the Yadav clan have played a part in forming and developing the Samajwadi Party on a number of occasions. That is why they want their share in the government. This rising ambition creates an impending clash
Updated on Sep 19, 2016 12:19 AM IST
Nepali people and I trust Modiji, says newly elected PM Prachanda
As Nepal’s newly elected Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, prepares to embark on a visit to India on September 15 – his first after taking office. In his first interview after taking charge, he spoke to Hindustan, HT’s sister publication, on a range of issues.
Updated on Sep 11, 2016 10:33 AM IST
Hindustan | ByShashi Shekhar and Binod Bandhu, Kathmandu
Modiji and I think in similar ways, we have chemistry: Prachanda
Published on Sep 11, 2016 08:39 AM IST
ByShashi Shekhar and Binod Bandhu
Artificial intelligence is now the real thing
Every one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship initiatives — Make in India, Skill India, Digital India — will be impacted by the recent advances in artificial intelligence, making it imperative for Indian policymakers to take both an immediate and a long-term view
Updated on Aug 20, 2016 11:19 PM IST
ByShashi Shekhar Vempati
We will fight for Rajdeo Ranjan, because it is necessary
Clearly, the ruling class and all those in charge of law and order need to bring out the truth in public. All the more so because journalists like Rajdeo Ranjan and newspapers like Hindustan remain fearless as they have earned the trust and support of the common man. It is this ordinary public that elects governments.
Updated on May 15, 2016 12:38 AM IST
Eye on 2014 elections, some want to divide society
Our desire to stay united is far greater than anything else. We have proved it time and again. The only regret is that at times we tend to drift apart, writes Shashi Shekhar, editor-in-chief, Hindustan.
Updated on Sep 23, 2013 09:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByShashi Shekhar, New Delhi