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Time to find out what lies below Ayodhya

Time to find out what lies below Ayodhya

Rediff.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 Prize

Abhijit Banerjee and the mystique of the Nobel Prize

Rediff.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?

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 colony

India must stop being the West's digital colony

Rediff.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 cobra

Rajnath on no-first-strike: Hiss of the cobra

Rediff.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 Electronics

India must have a future in Electronics

Rediff.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'

'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 India

Why the 2019 election is pivotal for India

Rediff.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 Britain

The ghost of colonial loot is coming back to haunt Britain

Rediff.com2 Dec 2017

'It is clear that Britain is a country with a limited future,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.

Weinstein, Padmavati, women's jobs...

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 La

Never forget the Heroes of Rezang La

Rediff.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 expectations

Modi-Trump meet: Why I have low expectations

Rediff.com24 Jun 2017

Here's why Rajeev Srinivasan believes there will be nothing particularly positive about the prime minister's US visit.

Modi-Trump meet: Why I have low expectations

Modi-Trump meet: Why I have low expectations

Rediff.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 President

E Sreedharan for President

Rediff.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.

E Sreedharan for President

E Sreedharan for President

Rediff.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.

Did Trump pull a fast one with Syria?

Did Trump pull a fast one with Syria?

Rediff.com21 Apr 2017

Rajeev Srinivasan on why there is the strong possibility that this whole thing is an elaborate charade and how the mainstream might have just played into Trump's showman hands.

Kejriwal's dangerous rhetoric on EVMs

Kejriwal's dangerous rhetoric on EVMs

Rediff.com17 Mar 2017

It would be far more sensible for AAP to build on what they have achieved than to destroy what credibility they have by floating wild conspiracy theories, says Sankrant Sanu.

India must reach out to Trump. Now.

India must reach out to Trump. Now.

Rediff.com15 Feb 2017

Trump's foreign policy juggernaut has shelved the 'Deep State' and 'Axis of Evil'. But where is India?

Demonetisation simply shows that Bharat lives on

Demonetisation simply shows that Bharat lives on

Rediff.com25 Nov 2016

'The effect of demonetisation has been largely to drive black money above ground. But there are several interesting side-effects. One is the uncomfortable realisation that this can happen again, which is a deterrent to future sinners,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.

What India can expect from President Trump

What India can expect from President Trump

Rediff.com11 Nov 2016

'A bit of marketing, a bit of positioning, and a lot of strategic thinking is required, and all this should be in aid of India's strategic intent: Becoming the third pole in a global G3 and aiming for Numero Uno,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.

Why I hope Hillary loses

Why I hope Hillary loses

Rediff.com8 Nov 2016

'Hillary Clinton is no friend of India,' says Rajeev Srinivasan. 'Not that Trump is necessarily one, but at least he gets the benefit of the doubt.'

China is our bitterest enemy today

China is our bitterest enemy today

Rediff.com13 Jul 2016

'Today the Chinese think they can slap India, and there will be no consequences.' 'They must be made to feel the consequences through any and all means,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.

How the #DeepState works: Did the Congress 'steal' the 2004, 2009 polls?

How the #DeepState works: Did the Congress 'steal' the 2004, 2009 polls?

Rediff.com20 Jun 2016

Did we miss the DeepState's Brazil Model in action in India in 2004 and 2009, asks Rajeev Srinivasan.

Will the Saudis have the last laugh?

Will the Saudis have the last laugh?

Rediff.com17 May 2016

The US #DeepState has had a fine run, but will now discard Saudi Arabia as it is no longer useful to them, says Rajeev Srinivasan.

Will the Saudis have the last laugh?

Will the Saudis have the last laugh?

Rediff.com17 May 2016

The US #DeepState has had a fine run, but will now discard Saudi Arabia as it is no longer useful to them, says Rajeev Srinivasan.

The persistence of memory: What it means to be human

The persistence of memory: What it means to be human

Rediff.com7 Apr 2016

Deep-learning machines are conquering realm after realm of human expertise, but is there a difference between Them and Us?

The persistence of memory: What it means to be human

The persistence of memory: What it means to be human

Rediff.com7 Apr 2016

Deep-learning machines are conquering realm after realm of human expertise, but is there a difference between Them and Us?

The end of civilisation as we know it? Not really

The end of civilisation as we know it? Not really

Rediff.com23 Mar 2016

Ever pragmatic, the Americans are convinced that the future is in the Indo-Pacific.
There is a new Indo-Pacific century, and India has to decide whether it has its eyes on the prize, says Rajeev Srinivasan.

Beating up an ambassador: This is how Communists are

Beating up an ambassador: This is how Communists are

Rediff.com1 Feb 2016

'Why would the Communists do this? I have three possible answers: One, they are specifically opposed to the Global Education Meet that the ambassador organised. Two, they are beginning to realise their days are numbered in Kerala. Three, the standard modus operandi of leftists is anarchism because they are not constrained by any codes of ethics. Roughly, the bad, the good, and the ugly,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.

Why the battle for Sanskrit needs to be joined

Why the battle for Sanskrit needs to be joined

Rediff.com20 Jan 2016

'It is a great misfortune that the Nehruvian Stalinists of India have colluded with the grand project of demeaning and destroying Sanskrit. Today, the number of Sanskritists in India is low, and falling,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.

BJP must take back control of the message

BJP must take back control of the message

Rediff.com9 Nov 2015

'The BJP can kill two birds with one stone by wresting back control of the message; and the steps are fairly obvious. Once the media is neutral, there is a level playing field,' argues Rajeev Srinivasan.

Keep up the demonisation, and you'll get the government you deserve

Keep up the demonisation, and you'll get the government you deserve

Rediff.com4 Nov 2015

'What if Modi becomes the fascist the leftists paints him as? What if he does suspend the Constitution and declares himself the ruler, with support from the army? What exactly will you do, Mr Leftie?' asks Rajeev Srinivasan.

This prize-return tamasha!

This prize-return tamasha!

Rediff.com16 Oct 2015

'This has absolutely nothing to do with Kalburgi or anybody else, it only has to do with two words: Bihar elections. It's electioneering by other means, let's save the fig leaf of morality,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.

Mr PM, give us the freedom to achieve economic success

Mr PM, give us the freedom to achieve economic success

Rediff.com17 Aug 2015

After many false starts, India may well be at the inflexion point that Deng Xiaoping took China to post-1978. The window of opportunity is wide open right now, says Rajeev Srinivasan.

The battle between secular India and Bharat

The battle between secular India and Bharat

Rediff.com4 Aug 2015

A left-leaning centralised socialist model has created a shortage/entitlement economy. In fact one of the reasons for India's limited progress is that post-independent India is at odds with its true nature. It is something that educated right of centre Hindus are trying to correct, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

The battle between secular India and Bharat

The battle between secular India and Bharat

Rediff.com4 Aug 2015

A left-leaning centralised socialist model has created a shortage/entitlement economy. In fact one of the reasons for India's limited progress is that post-independent India is at odds with its true nature. It is something that educated right of centre Hindus are trying to correct, says Sanjeev Nayyar.

Emergency: Why Rajan's story resonates with me

Emergency: Why Rajan's story resonates with me

Rediff.com25 Jun 2015

Rajeev Srinivasan tells how he came very close to being another number in the 'disappeareds' during the Emergency.

Yoga day is a good beginning, but only a beginning

Yoga day is a good beginning, but only a beginning

Rediff.com21 Jun 2015

India needs to build its Grand Narrative, and its cultural power, which conquered all of ASEAN (then known as Indo-China), needs to be forcefully projected while simultaneously hard economic and military power are also emphasised, says Rajeev Srinivasan.

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