Rajeev Srinivasan

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China has driven India into America's arms

China has driven India into America's arms

Rediff.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 China

Time for India to inflict pain on China

Rediff.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 China

The Day of Reckoning has arrived for China

Rediff.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 fire

Ladakh Stand-off: Be prepared to meet fire with fire

Rediff.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, uncle

Farewell and godspeed, uncle

Rediff.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 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.

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.

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?

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