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March 28, 2003

The new crusade: it's about ideology, not oil
'It would behoove the Americans to remember that hubris goes before nemesis. And Indians to remember that this clash between fundamentalists is not our problem: let us keep a very low profile.'.

March 18, 2003

The Jaichand syndrome and business wargames
'Malaysia should be looking for a partnership with India, not being a proxy in China's nasty little business wargames,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.

February 28, 2003

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith: Tribal Rage in Kerala
'Tribals have lost their land, their women, and sometimes their faith; they have been dispossessed and enslaved,'says Rajeev Srinivasan.

February 21, 2003

Towards a hard state: coercion, carrots, covert action, containment
'India needs to be respected, not liked by its neighbours. It's time to bury the Mr Nice Guy act and see what a little muscle will achieve,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.

February 14, 2003

Catfish Capitalism: How to kill off India's call centers
'That lovely euphemism, fair trade, should be seen for what it is: the prettified face of protectionism. The mercantilist governments of the West, especially the US, specialize in this,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.

February 6, 2003

The Year of Living Dangerously
'The last year signalled the beginning of the end of the Old Left,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.

November 19, 2002

13 Kumaon's Last Stand: Chushul, November 18, 1962
'Why have we let these brave men die unwept, unmourned, and unsung? Just as we let thousands of soldiers die in Kashmir, in Kargil, everywhere, they are mere cannon fodder.'

November 9, 2002

India, the Kashmiri colony
'There has to be an end to this free ride. With the new PDP-Congress coalition government in power in J&K, there is a golden opportunity to rethink this unequal situation.'

November 8, 2002

The Kashmiri hoodwinking of India
'If I were the NDA, I'd say, 'Hey, you made your bed, now lie in it. We will give to J&K whatever it raises in tax revenues. If you want more, ask the Congress to go find sources of funds elsewhere.' This would be entirely fair in my opinion: after all, most states get less than what they generate.'

November 2, 2002

Fear of NRIs, fear of numbers, fear of logic
'NRIs have seen the world and done well in fully competitive circles, do not have inferiority complexes, and do not need to suck up to some white academic for crumbs.'

November 1, 2002

Fear of Engineering
'Technologists, who have to deal with the complexities of the real world, are intellectually equipped to debate humanities people even in their own specialties.'

October 11, 2002

The River sutra
'Water will become, according to some experts, the main reason for wars in many places. For water is much more precious than that other coveted fluid, petroleum.'
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