Vijay Darda is son of a freedom fighter, pioneering journalist, veteran parliamentarian, compassionate philanthropist and Chairman of Lokmat Media Group. Read More

Stop squabbling, save people’s lives

   By Vijay Darda | 19-04-2021 Fear and anxiety rule the roost but fighting the pandemic with courage is the only option Vijay Darda In the turbulent times of Covid-19, there is an acute shortage of everything. There are no beds, no oxygen,...

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No friends around, children falling prey to loneliness

   By Vijay Darda | 12-04-2021 Corona is filling the children’s world with severe depression and I am afraid it may well lead to psychological problems among children! Vijay Darda The ongoing power struggle in Maharashtra, the furore in the police department, the...

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Carelessness will lead to disaster

   By Vijay Darda | 05-04-2021 A look at the crowd of lakhs attending election rallies and Kumbh makes people feel that nothing really happens, let it go on like this! Vijay Darda The second wave of coronavirus sweeping across the country has...

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Melodrama of dirty politics has struck a deep wound

   By Vijay Darda | 29-03-2021 It’s neither Aghadi’s nor BJP’s victory in the aftermath of the Vaze case, it’s Maharashtra that stands disgraced Vijay Darda Diversity of viewpoints is a natural process in a democracy and it is also essential for a...

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Spirit of freedom should run through our veins

   By Vijay Darda | 15-03-2021 Next year, India will be celebrating 75 years of its independence; we all need to understand the value of freedom. Our country is going to complete 75 years of independence on August 15, 2022. Just 75 weeks...

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Pranab Mukherjee - President of India (2012-2017)

Pranab Mukherjee

President of India (2012-2017)

“I hope that the range of topics covered in the book touching upon different issues concerning the common man will be a useful asset to all readers. I wish the book all success and complement Shri Vijay Darda on this initiative.” (Reference: Public Issues Before Parliament - Vijay Darda)

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Hamid Ansari - Vice-President of India (2007-2017)

Hamid Ansari

Vice-President of India (2007-2017)

“Shri Darda is a distinguished Parliamentarian who has taken active part in the debates, discussions and proceedings of the august House, of which he is a Member. His areas of interest are people centric, with special focus on rural development and issues related to farmers and children.”

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Manmohan Singh - Prime Minister of India (2004-2014)

Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister of India (2004-2014)

“Over the last one decade of his tenure in the Rajya Sabha, Shri Darda has been a witness to many historic developments. I am sure that Shri Darda’s book will not only throw light on his work as a public representative but will also enhance our understanding of important issues that...

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Meira Kumar - Speaker of Lok Sabha (2009-2014)

Meira Kumar

Speaker of Lok Sabha (2009-2014)

“Shri Vijay Darda has been actively voicing the concerns of the people in the Parliament. He is a renowned journalist known for raising issues of national interest. The present collection reflects his views on a wide range of subjects as expressed during participation...

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Sharad Pawar - President of NCP & Former Union Minister

Sharad Pawar

President of NCP & Former Union Minister

“Shri Vijay Darda always tried to draw the attention of the government on many crucial matters and has contributed his mite on every possible issue that the House was seized of. Revisiting those issues which have been deliberated in the Parliament will be a valuable resource material for those...

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Public Issues Before Parliament - The book recapitulates the significant contributions made by Vijay Darda during his 18-year tenure as a Member of Rajya Sabha.

Public Issues Before Parliament

The book recapitulates the significant contributions made by Vijay Darda during his 18-year tenure as a Member of Rajya Sabha. It chronicles the Private Member’s Bills introduced by him, the speeches he made and the questions he raised during his 3 terms as a distinguished Parliamentarian. The book released at the hands of the then Vice President of India Hamid Ansari...

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Straight Thoughts - The book is a collection of Vijay Darda’s articles on wide-ranging topics like social issues, politics, economics, education, technology, culture, etc.

Straight Thoughts

The book is a collection of Vijay Darda’s articles on wide-ranging topics like social issues, politics, economics, education, technology, culture, etc. It also contains his deliberations on the international tours undertaken with the former Prime Ministers P. V. Narasimha Rao, H. D. Deve Gowda and other dignitaries. It also allows readers to have a glance at the flourishing...

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Prerna Sthal - This collector’s edition features ‘Prerna Sthal’, a memorial erected by Vijay Darda in the remembrance of his father and freedom fighter, Jawaharlal Darda (Babuji).

Prerna Sthal

This collector’s edition features ‘Prerna Sthal’, a memorial erected by Vijay Darda in the remembrance of his father and freedom fighter, Jawaharlal Darda (Babuji). Located in their hometown Yavatmal, it was also nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland. The book highlights its architectural marvel conceived by Uttam C. Jain, that serves as an inspiration...

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2nd Nagpur Premier League - The coffee table book reflects the grandeur of Nagpur's Second Premier League organised by Lokmat Media Group, under the guidance of Vijay Darda in 2011.

2nd Nagpur Premier League

The coffee table book reflects the grandeur of Nagpur's Second Premier League organised by Lokmat Media Group, under the guidance of Vijay Darda in 2011. It captures the breath-taking moments of players in action and also documents people’s spectacular response to the one-of-its-kind franchise based football tournament in its second successful edition.

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Business Icons of Nagpur

The coffee table book published by the Lokmat Media Group in 2013 chronicles the success stories of businessmen from the orange city of Nagpur. It is part of the Lokmat ‘Icons series’ that profiles individuals who are making meaningful contributions  to the growth and prosperity of the state. It also aims to serve as an inspiration to the present and future generations through their spirit of entrepreneurship.

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