Sanjay Kaul

This is the personal blog of Sanjay Kaul.

Sanjay Kaul is the Founder President of People’s Action, a registered society in India involved in social, economic and political advocacy on issues related with good governance in the National Capital Region of Delhi. He is also the founder of United Residents Joint Action [URJA] and United Volunteer Association [UVA].

Sanjay is a member of the Executive Committee of the BJP in Delhi.

Sanjay is a professional public affairs expert with over 20 years of experience in marketing communications and public advocacy. Sanjay was born in Dehra Dun, a sleepy valley in the foothills of the Himalayas, then part of the state of Uttar Pradesh, now called Uttrakhand and was educated in Vadodara, Gujarat and Dehra Dun and joined advertising straight from school, rebelling against the doctrine of formal education as it were.

Since then, Sanjay has had a career in advertising and marketing communications that has spanned stints in direct marketing, publishing, sales, advertising, public relations, public affairs strategy and planning.

In 2002-03 Sanjay founded the advocacy group People’s Action, which has since intervened in areas of governance that has ranged from use of electronic meters in autos in Delhi, to an environment census in Gurgaon and from campaigning for electoral reforms at a national level to a direct intervention in the electoral process in the constituency of Gurgaon with a view of engaging the educated middle classes in the electoral process.

This intervention saw the group first registering over one hundred thousand new voters on the rolls and later creating a political party called the Gurgaon Residents Party and setting up a candidate through a transparent selection process based on the US primaries format to provide the option of a clean candidate to the middle classes.[ More on this on our website www.peoplesaction.net ]

People’s Action has now expanded to include civil society groups in Delhi and Gurgaon in an effort to confederate these groups into a cohesive and powerful voice for reform in all aspects of city governance and governance per se.

In 2005 Sanjay led a powerful campaign against the decision of the Delhi Government to increase power tariffs and successfully forced the Government to roll-back the hike using the principle of collective bargaining [ people power] by confederating the various Resident Welfare Associations in Delhi.

People’s Action has since spawned the United Residents Joint Action [URJA], an apex body of resident welfare associations [RWAs] across Delhi to enhance representation of civil society in matters of policy. This group operates as an All-Delhi RWA collective with a democratic set-up that mirrors the political geography of the state to induce better accountability from elected representatives in the State. 

Through People’s Action, he has also initiated a student’s union in the Delhi University called United Students which started the nation-wide protests on the reservation issue, ran a campaign to enlist students as first-time voters and have fielded candidates for two University elections since 2006 all with a view to generate a new cadre of student leaders. [ more on this on www.unitedstudents.in ]

Sanjay is a trained writer and has written for various media on issues of governance.

Sanjay Kaul has recently joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, one of India’s prominent national political parties.

Sanjay has now also initiated the United Volunteer Association [UVA] – a new group of young professionals who are lobbying policy makers on issues of critical interest to the nation, such as defence, finance, rural economics, education, employment, corruption and developing a nationalistic outlook among youth – both rural and urban.

Sanjay has recently successfully convinced the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to institute the Resident Ward Committee scheme, a path-breaking initiative aimed at improving civic governance by enhamcing transparency and accountability within the municipality and increasing citizen-municipality engagement. [ read more on this at www.rwc-mc.org ]


44 Responses to “About”
  1. Hello Mr. Kaul,

    I am a producer for Al-Jazeera English’s award-winning, social media based show called The Stream. We are looking to do a TV show next week July 9th on the rise of ‘Internet Hindus.’ I was looking through this article in Mid-Day (http://www.mid-day.com/specials/2010/apr/250410-internet-hindus-online-anonimity-bloggers-anti-muslims-sanjay-kaul.htm) and wanted to see if you would be interested in coming on our program to talk about this phenomenon.

    Our show airs live at 3:30 pm EST/1930 GMT/1am India time. It is a live, interactive, social media sourced talk show and hence the time would be a bit late in the night for you. However, our program repeats 3 times during the 24 hour cycle. We can take you on via Skype to make the late hour easier. Please let me know if this would be possible. And if there is a number I can reach you at, we can discuss the details further.

    More about our show:
    The Stream (www.stream.aljazeera.com) is a social media community with its own award-winning, innovative, daily television program. It focuses on stories that are ongoing, global, and sourced from social media. The Stream is an aggregator of online sources and discussion, seeking out unheard voices, new perspectives from people on the ground and untold angles related to the most compelling stories of the day. We also want to share the platform with artists, celebrities and intellectuals who are an integral part of the social media community.

    Al-Jazeera English has a viewership of over 250 million worldwide. The Stream won this year’s Royal Television Society award for the Most Innovative show. It also won the Webby’s People’s Voice award for the category Best News and Politics and Al-Jazeera English won the Peabody and Historymakers awards as well.


    Zuleqa Husain
    Al Jazeera English | The Stream
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  2. Mr Kaul. Great work. Can I have your contact details as we, the United Federation of Resident Welfare Associations of Hyderabad are planning to hold a National Conference of Resident Welfare Associations in November. Please share your contact details so that we could contact you and speak to you regarding your acceptance to share your experiences with the people of similar ideals as yours. Dr G V Rao : drgvrao@hotmail.com

  3. Shalu says:

    I came across your name through Pioneer. Read and couple of articles and I must say they are great. Keep us posted with your articles. Alternatively may I invite you to YouBihar as member and writer. I am sure Biharis would love to hear from you.
    Thank you.

  4. sanjaykaul says:

    please send it to
    14, Pt Pant Marg, New Delhi

  5. B k Chowla says:

    Mr Kaul,I need to send you copy of my book.
    Can I have your address ,please.?

    B k Chowla

  6. C.S.Ramalakshmi says:

    I was impressed with ur sharp wit, when J and K parties, were up in arms in well rehearsed lines,outwardly at variance, but all supporting the sly support that Omar Abdulla was professing for separatism and even anarchy in the name of Afzal guru..J and K, gets all money from Centre, what is the tax they pay?
    He keeps mum when Kashmir Pundits’ matter comes up.
    My mind aches when I heard that there is also a J and K flag.
    Omar abdulla cant compare Afzal Guru with the tamil gang of 3 awaiting capital punishment.People knowing history of Tamil Nadu politics will tell u how earlier CM’s gave money to Prabhakaran and almost promoted him.
    Didnt Indira gandhi promote bindranwale?And we know what happened.
    Atleast jaya lalita took a stand.But karunanidhi said one thing one day, and changed his stand another day.
    DMK lost due to 2 reasons:
    1) 2 G
    2) DMK’s dilli dallying with the nonchalant centre and Sri Lankan Tamil cause at the same time.
    I am astonished even Balbir Punj Ji is not going deep into the Tamil nadu vis a vis Srilankan tamil issue, with Afzal guru case.
    With ur scathing intellect, kindly delve deep into Tamil History, and explain to our Northern brothers, that afzal guru and Tamil tiger criminals are not one and the same.The Lankan Tamils are an aggrieved lot.That is why the sympathy wave for fellow tamils has overtaken Tamil People.
    Afzal Guru has no such cause.

  7. Shubhi says:

    Hello Sir… Can you please give me your Email id… want to converse with you regarding something.. Please!!!

  8. Pawnesh Kachroo says:

    Great Work Sanjay… Watched your argument on Afzal Guru Case on Arnav’s Show.

  9. soumya says:

    Never heard ever in a debate someone defending the dignity of an Indian. Impressed with your clarity in most discussions around politics and the British raj system aided monarchical political families and the parties around it.

    Mr kelkar was so nervous on the driver as a legal and much more dignified career, he forgot his well rehearsed sycophant lines. For sure the ad revenue of his paper is going to take a hit . .

  10. atullnmiit says:

    Well, I guess,sometimes, when you talk logic and get absolute absurdity from the other end, that’s exactly how you should talk. A good logic has to be backed up with putting your foot down even if it appears rude to someone who is talking without sense.

  11. Watching times now on 14th Sep 2011, very disappointed that Mr. Kaul has lost basic courtesy in his talk. Not to mention the ever rude anchor Mr Goswami was in company.

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