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December 29, 2003

Jindal, Judeo, Jogi, and Antonia
'Memo to Bobby Jindal: go to Tiruvalla or Ernakulam, you'll win in a heartbeat.'

December 18, 2003

His Master's Voice: Pavlovian Comrades
Rajeev Srinivasan on the absurdity of Indian Marxists lauding the Chinese space launch.

October 31, 2003

Bullish on Bihar: Go East, young man!
'In the medium term, meaning in the next 20 years, Bihar will be a success story.'

October 17, 2003

The saint business
Rajeev Srinivasan says there is business sense behind the manufacturing of saints.

September 26, 2003

Civilizational failure
Rajeev Srinivasan forecasts the end of European civilization.

September 12, 2003

Linux, Threatened
Rajeev Srinivasan on saving the soul of open source software.

August 22, 2003

California Dreamin'...
'Bangalore could be subjected to the same boom-and-bust cycles that California went through. Welcome to globalisation, I suppose.'

August 7, 2003

Borrowed words and pronunciation
'Hindi is spoken like the West Asian tongues, which suffer from a paucity of vowels. Therefore most words end sharply in some consonant. I find this jarring.'

July 25, 2003

Jayalalithaa's eminently sensible act
This is a salutary experience for leftist trade unions. The days when they could hold the country to ransom are beginning to be just a memory.

July 10, 2003

Mixing faith and history
'Why doesn't the Indian 'secular progressive' shout from the rooftops that Jesus and Rama were both equally mythical or equally historical?'

June 20, 2003

Israel: A friend in need?
'After millennia of oppression, the Jewish motto, "Never again!" holds resonance for Hindus. Today we are up against the same enemy.'

May 30, 2003

Menage a trois in Kashmir: the US as honest broker?
'The $64,000 question is: will they look long-term? Given America's past record of seeking instant gratification, that is unlikely. Therefore, I have to conclude, regretfully, that the Americans are playing games with India over Kashmir.'

May 22, 2003

Patriot Games and Resident Non Indians
For reasons best known to themselves, RNIs attempt to destroy the very system that sustains them. Theirs is a self-fulfilling prophesy: by acting as though the Indian State were ipso facto barbaric, they will succeed in making it barbaric.

May 9, 2003

Moplah Rebellion, Part II: Hindus massacred on Maraad Beach
'Hindus have a simple choice: convert, die or flee. And Kerala's Hindus are running out of places to flee to.'

April 25, 2003

SARS as metaphor: a tale of two epidemics
'The so-called plague epidemic and SARS epidemic are excellent metaphors for how the two Asian giants work. India is an incredibly transparent society. China, on the other hand, is opaque.'.

April 14, 2003

Silent Spring, Holy Spring
'Hubris, followed by nemesis. This is an inviolable law of nature. This Spring saw nemesis arriving for one who fancied himself. Eventually, it will arrive for his conquerors, too,'.


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