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December 16, 2005
The value of a Hindu life
'If you are a Muslim or Christian, you get substantially better treatment from the bureaucracy, politicians and media than if you are a lower middle-class Hindu with no connections as Maniappan Raman Kutty was.'
November 18, 2005
Dancing with an elephant
'There are fairly good reasons for India to align itself with the US. This should be seen only as a means to an end.'
October 25, 2005
Indo-US deal may die in Congress
'The Indo-US deal has a snowflake's chance in hell of getting through Congress.'
October 24, 2005
Why does India need a nuclear alliance with the US?
India cannot afford to let its nuclear weapons be controlled by Americans, whose instinct is still to 'cap, rollback, and eliminate'.
October 04, 2005
Standing up to America
'India doesn't realise its own strength. Look at that July agreement with the US more carefully: it is a one-sided affair.'
October 03, 2005
Fumbling away our advantages
India has no major reason to worry about Iran's hurt feelings.
September 02, 2005
Delta Blues: A Dirge for New Orleans?
'The immensity of the problem seems to have caught the authorities by surprise, and their response is no more impressive than what was done for Mumbai after its recent deluge.'
August 22, 2005
Another Jallianwallah Bagh
'If nothing more is done, it would strengthen the suspicion that the Indian State is a predatory State.'
August 11, 2005
Britons woke up on 7/7
'Welcome to the real world: many of us have lived with this sort of danger hanging over us for long.'
August 10, 2005
Terrorism comes to Londonistan
The lessons to take away from the 7/7 bombings.
July 27, 2005
Farmers can't just fade away
'There is no reason for India to cave in and disadvantage its own farmers.'
June 24, 2005
The coming water wars
'Unless rainwater harvesting is enforced and strict regulatory control enforced, water-rich Kerala is soon going to be water-deficient.'
June 13, 2005
India's quiet revolution
'By taking advantage of globalisation, expatriates from Kerala and IT workers in the big cities have become solidly middle-class.'
May 20, 2005
India dimming?
'There are at least three problems the Manmohan Singh govt faces: credibility, massive corruption, and Marxists.'
May 18, 2005
India should leave the UN
'What exactly has the UN done for India lately?'
May 10, 2005
100 million phones in India!
'Telecom is a classic study in the benign results of letting people choose what they want.'
April 26, 2005
An Indo-Japanese strategic alliance
'The stars seem to be aligned for an Asia-Pacific alliance between India and Japan that can have significant benefits for India.'
March 24, 2005
India can be creator of the future
'Shouldn't Beat China be our national slogan?'
February 28, 2005
Anti-incumbency strikes, again
'It appears as though 'throw the rascals out' is the prevailing sentiment.'
February 09, 2005
Nepal, the next Tibet
'All this is the unfinished business of 1962: the Chinese project to destroy India.'
February 05, 2005
Does God discriminate?
'How does someone of faith respond where there is large-scale trauma to innocents?'
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