All stories by RAJEEV SRINIVASAN
Suez, de-globalization, and a Semiconductor Fab for IndiaRediff.com31 Mar 2021
'If the almost literally heart-stopping Suez block has any positive outcome, it is to be hoped that it will accelerate the setting up of a fab (perhaps Taiwanese) in India,' asserts Rajeev Srinivasan.
Farewell Friend, Physician, GuideRediff.com19 Mar 2021
'Sasi Annan did far more right than wrong in his life.' 'I, and a great many others who appreciated his kindness and thoughtfulness, mourn for him and wish him godspeed and sadgati.' Rajeev Srinivasan pays homage to a noble soul.
China has driven India into America's armsRediff.com2 Nov 2020
Henry Kissinger once said, 'It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal.' India will have to wait and see, observes Rajeev Srinivasan.
Time for India to inflict pain on ChinaRediff.com20 Jul 2020
'China has gone too long as a rogue power, trashing international norms, agreements, and treaties as if they were not the paper they were written on.' 'The ill-advised attack on Ladakh may be the beginning of the end of that nonsense,' advocates Rajeev Srinivasan.
The Day of Reckoning has arrived for ChinaRediff.com14 Jul 2020
'The fatal mistake for the USSR was the invasion of Afghanistan.' 'Quite possibly the fatal mistake for the Chinese empire is the assault on Ladakh,' observes Rajeev Srinivasan.
Ladakh Stand-off: Be prepared to meet fire with fireRediff.com14 Jul 2020
'India in 2020 is a lot better prepared than in 1962.' 'It is no longer a pushover; and anything other than a crushing Chinese military victory will be a major loss of face for China,' observes Rajeev Srinivasan in the first of a three part column.
Farewell and godspeed, uncleRediff.com6 Feb 2020
'You were a good man, a luminous soul. You gave me more than I could ever thank you for.' Rajeev Srinivasan remembers a beloved uncle who passed into the ages recently.
Time to find out what lies below AyodhyaRediff.com15 Nov 2019
'It is entirely possible that there are many treasures of our history and our faith buried deep underground,' points out Rajeev Srinivasan.
Abhijit Banerjee and the mystique of the Nobel PrizeRediff.com2 Nov 2019
Does Abhijit Banerjee's Nobel Prize help India reduce extreme poverty, asks Rajeev Srinivasan.
Beware! What does America want to sell India?Rediff.com24 Oct 2019
'It's pretty likely that Kissinger, Rice et al came bearing gifts (read Trojan Horses) from McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Grumman, Northrop, and all the other Military Industrial Complex stalwarts,' argues Rajeev Srinivasan.
India must stop being the West's digital colonyRediff.com17 Oct 2019
'India missed the software products revolution (and now is in danger of missing the platform revolution), complacent that we are the software experts of the world based on IT services prowess,' points out Rajeev Srinivasan.
Rajnath on no-first-strike: Hiss of the cobraRediff.com17 Aug 2019
While we have to hiss loudly and do the lunging bit to keep our foes on their toes, that's only a tactical matter. What is the strategic goal? What is the end game? In my opinion, there is only one possible end game: the unwinding of Pakistan into several pieces: Balochistan, Sind, Balawaristan (Gilgit, Baltistan, the rest of PoK), the Pashtun area Khyber Pakhtunwa which will merge with Afghanistan, and the rump Punjab, says Rajeev Srinivasan.
India must have a future in ElectronicsRediff.com19 Jul 2019
'It is in electronics that the gap between where we are and where we need to be is most obvious and most persistent.' 'It is not only a national security issue, but also a commercial issue,' argues Rajeev Srinivasan.
'Nehru was eclectic, and brilliant'Rediff.com11 Mar 2019
Historian Stanley Wolpert, author of several books on India, passed into the ages recently. We remember Professor Wolpert with Rajeev Srinivasan's March 1997 interview published on the occasion of his controversial book on Jawaharlal Nehru.
Why the 2019 election is pivotal for IndiaRediff.com28 Jan 2019
The 2019 election gives the Indian public the same choice: Between growth and oligarchs (or, in our case, dynasts and crony capitalists). If we chose wisely, well and good. If not, well, we have the Nehruvian Rate of Growth and massive corruption to fall back on. In a large sense, it is a choice between the India of the Lutyens elites and the Bharat of the real citizen, says Rajeev Srinivasan.
The ghost of colonial loot is coming back to haunt BritainRediff.com2 Dec 2017
'It is clear that Britain is a country with a limited future,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.
Weinstein, Padmavati, women's jobs...Rediff.com28 Nov 2017
'Now with many itchy-fingered ex-bosses being raked through the mud, their marriages ruined, their careers trashed, their finances hit, the inclination of many male hiring managers will be to hire fewer women,' believes Rajeev Srinivasan.
Never forget the Heroes of Rezang LaRediff.com19 Nov 2017
'Why isn't the story of the valiant 13th Kumaon a part of every child's textbooks?' 'Why have we let these brave men die unwept, unmourned, and unsung?' asks Rajeev Srinivasan.
Modi-Trump meet: Why I have low expectationsRediff.com24 Jun 2017
Here's why Rajeev Srinivasan believes there will be nothing particularly positive about the prime minister's US visit.
E Sreedharan for PresidentRediff.com16 Jun 2017
'Sreedharan epitomises the way in which an Indic ethos can be brought to bear upon the seemingly intractable problems facing India,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.