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Why Germany should be India's best partner in Europe

Why Germany should be India's best partner in Europe

Rediff.com14 Nov 2014

Germany, as the locomotive of Europe, has much to teach India in manufacturing and process management, says Rajeev Srinivasan.

Modi, The Great Disruptor

Modi, The Great Disruptor

Rediff.com30 Oct 2014

'Modi, focused on youth and their aspirations, has articulated a truly disruptive change: One of hope, of duties rather than rights, of standing up to the world instead of being bullied by it,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.

Why it is time to scrap NREGA

Why it is time to scrap NREGA

Rediff.com17 Oct 2014

'How many people have been skilled up and thus able to escape from needing to be in NREGA? The true success of NREGA would lie in its irrelevance -- that is, people no longer need it as a crutch.' 'NREGA should enable them to climb out of poverty and stand on their feet.' 'But this is expressly forbidden by NREGA rules. Skill development, which is what India needs more than anything else, appears to be outside the purview of NREGA,' points out Rajeev Srinivasan.

The humble chaiwallah is forcing his way into exclusive clubs

The humble chaiwallah is forcing his way into exclusive clubs

Rediff.com10 Oct 2014

'Modi is a symbol of Asia Rising; and, for the first time in decades, a non-white has the potential to be the most compelling global leader.'

Can Modi unshackle Indian genius?

Can Modi unshackle Indian genius?

Rediff.com26 Aug 2014

Rajeev Srinivasan on how India has continued to disappoint, but could outdo Singapore one day.

Modi's 'Ich bin ein Berliner' moment in Nepal

Modi's 'Ich bin ein Berliner' moment in Nepal

Rediff.com4 Aug 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Nepal visit was an eye-opener for most Indians, as it appears as though the hard feelings of 17 years of neglect by Indian PMs has been overcome by this single, sincere visit, says Rajeev Srinivasan.

Is BRICS a folly for India to embrace?

Is BRICS a folly for India to embrace?

Rediff.com1 Aug 2014

'To consider BRICS anything more than a temporary club with some common interests would be folly. The goal should be to induce others (Japan, ASEAN, South Africa) to align with us -- a non-threatening, democratic nation, rather than with malevolent China or waning America. For us to consider aligning with either China or the US would be absurd. India is just too big to be a sidekick,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.

Is BRICS a folly for India to embrace?

Is BRICS a folly for India to embrace?

Rediff.com1 Aug 2014

'To consider BRICS anything more than a temporary club with some common interests would be folly. The goal should be to induce others (Japan, ASEAN, South Africa) to align with us -- a non-threatening, democratic nation, rather than with malevolent China or waning America. For us to consider aligning with either China or the US would be absurd. India is just too big to be a sidekick,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.

The tripolar world that Modi should plan for

The tripolar world that Modi should plan for

Rediff.com5 Jun 2014

'India should think big: About how in a multi-polar world, India can indeed be one of the poles, rather than being a secondary power that has to worry about 'alignment' with one of the poles. A G3 in other words, India should look to getting others to align with itself rather than the US or China,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.

Hindi-Japani Bhai Bhai!

Hindi-Japani Bhai Bhai!

Rediff.com20 May 2014

'Both nations have a common problem: A rampaging, jingoistic and hostile China which is making substantial territorial claims. In the long run, Japan and India are going to be the victims of Chinese aggression -- so they might as well hang together to contain China,' argues Rajeev Srinivasan.

Why India should boldly push forward for an alliance with Japan

Why India should boldly push forward for an alliance with Japan

Rediff.com11 Mar 2014

Japan has the capital and needs to pull out of China, which has been its major destination. India, on the other hand, desperately needs capital especially for infrastructure, argues Rajeev Srinivasan.

The time will come when America can dictate to India, and expect to be obeyed

The time will come when America can dictate to India, and expect to be obeyed

Rediff.com3 Mar 2014

'A plausible American tactic,' Rajeev Srinivasan suspects, 'would be to try and prevent the BJP and Modi from coming to power by splitting the anti-Congress vote using the AAP, and in case that fails, to follow up with a Plan B to make India ungovernable, to create mass conflict through their agents.'

How Hindus for once used the legal system well

How Hindus for once used the legal system well

Rediff.com13 Feb 2014

'The book was NOT banned. There were NO book burnings. There were NO riots. The author was NOT sent death-threats. On the contrary, the plaintiffs pursued due process. The case is a textbook example of how to proceed with civilised, democratic dissent,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.

4 ways the Congress won power through Constitutional coups

4 ways the Congress won power through Constitutional coups

Rediff.com7 Jan 2014

Since 2004 the Congress has hung onto power in a situation in which it was on track to be out of power. In each case, it effectively gamed the system through Constitutional coups, argues columnist Rajeev Srinivasan.

Who killed the ISRO's cryogenic engine?

Who killed the ISRO's cryogenic engine?

Rediff.com18 Nov 2013

Rajeev Srinivasan on the disastrous after-effects of a made-up spying incident

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