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Americans Must Depend On Hope And Prayer

Americans Must Depend On Hope And Prayer

Rediff.com5 hours ago

The two major parties offer the United States choices that are basically unacceptable and the bench strength, such as it is, is not entirely capable of winning popular acclaim, notes Shreekant Sambrani.

The World Cup That Cheers

The World Cup That Cheers

Rediff.com2 Jul 2024

In cricket, we have something that we can share with our families, neighbours and indeed, the whole country. It is colour-blind, language-neutral, truly secular and transcends all regions, from Kashmir to Kerala and Mizoram to Maharashtra, explains Shreekant Sambrani.

Don't Expect Modi To Change!

Don't Expect Modi To Change!

Rediff.com12 Jun 2024

'Commentators have said that dealing with allies as equals will make Modi more sensitive.' 'Remember that the people Modi is dealing with are equally autocratic in their own lairs.' 'Further, Modi always has handy the threat of dissolving Parliament and calling for fresh polls.' 'Most of his own party, and certainly his allies and opponents having blown their budgets of efforts and resources in the just concluded elections, have no stomach for this.' 'They are all greatly looking forward to the loaves and fishes of office on offer.' 'That gives Modi an unbeatable advantage in any push-comes-to-shove situation,' explains Shreekant Sambrani.

Ram Teri Ganga Maili

Ram Teri Ganga Maili

Rediff.com12 Jun 2024

Six decades and more later, we are now captives of our identities. Every poll is based on elaborate calculations of electability of candidates on the basis of their castes and other narrow definers. That, along with voter promiscuity, is what defines our political culture, which remains stubbornly resistant to any change, asserts Shreekant Sambrani.

Interim Budget: No, Just A True Vote On Account!

Interim Budget: No, Just A True Vote On Account!

Rediff.com1 Feb 2024

She has shown shrewdness, sensitivity, and courage. All of these will be needed in ample quantities for the real challenge that will emerge after the elections, notes Shreekant Sambrani.

Supreme Court On Article 370: A Landmark Judgment

Supreme Court On Article 370: A Landmark Judgment

Rediff.com15 Dec 2023

We must heed what the CJI has said. Challenging every judgment of the central government is inviting chaos, asserts Shreekant Sambrani.

The People Have Spoken!

The People Have Spoken!

Rediff.com11 Dec 2023

Religion matters. Aspirational India is still poor. India admires strong leaders. India values decency. Shreekant Sambrani highlights the reasons why the BJP pulled off improbable victories in the Hindi heartland.

The Complete Hotelier And Host Extraordinaire

The Complete Hotelier And Host Extraordinaire

Rediff.com17 Nov 2023

Shreekant Sambrani remembers P R S 'Biki' Oberoi, personal friend and hospitality icon, who passed into the ages this week.

What Oncologists Should Tell You, But Seldom Do

What Oncologists Should Tell You, But Seldom Do

Rediff.com13 Nov 2023

Dear patients and caregivers, be forewarned. The disease is deadly in the truest sense. Only the mildest forms seem to be curable, and those too, if detected earlier, observes Shreekant Sambrani.

Giant In The Earth: M S Swaminathan

Giant In The Earth: M S Swaminathan

Rediff.com5 Oct 2023

Dr Shreekant Sambrani pays tribute to M S Swaminathan, renowned agricultural scientist and a lifelong crusader against hunger who passed away in Chennai recently.

Oppenheimer: Film-Making At Its Exhilarating Best

Oppenheimer: Film-Making At Its Exhilarating Best

Rediff.com5 Aug 2023

The narrative is faithful to the source, American Prometheus, but what makes it absolutely spell-binding is Christopher Nolan's technique, notes Shreekant Sambrani.

Manipur: A Distant Outpost Full Of Promise

Manipur: A Distant Outpost Full Of Promise

Rediff.com9 Jun 2023

A lesson we have not learnt from China is the urgent need to knit the vast country together to keep it from falling apart at the seams. While there is considerable dent in poverty, sadly, the North East remains as distant today as it always was, points out Shreekant Sambrani.

Manipur: Not A Time To Burn Bridges

Manipur: Not A Time To Burn Bridges

Rediff.com7 Jun 2023

The present happenings in Manipur are the wages of continued neglect, and not so benign at that, of a vital region and its people. Had we lavished on the North East even a fraction of the care and resources we do on Kashmir, things would not have come to this pass, asserts Shreekant Sambrani.

IPL 2023: The Best Ever!

IPL 2023: The Best Ever!

Rediff.com1 Jun 2023

IPL can be truly said to have come of age. It is now more Indian than ever before. Teams often fielded fewer than the four allowed foreign players. Indian batters and bowlers were simply better in performance, consistency and reliability, points out Shreekant Sambrani.

BJP's Karnataka Rout: A Defeat Foretold

BJP's Karnataka Rout: A Defeat Foretold

Rediff.com13 May 2023

The rising pitch of road shows and long rallies with hectoring pitches seem to have exhausted and numbed the audiences, rather than motivating them to vote for the party, observes Shreekant Sambrani.

Is Sharad Pawar Buying Insurance?

Is Sharad Pawar Buying Insurance?

Rediff.com5 May 2023

Sharad Pawar reckons that the NCP has value as a united, going concern, not as a gaggle of leaders in search of followers, notes Shreekant Sambrani.

All In The Family In The Name Of Politics

All In The Family In The Name Of Politics

Rediff.com2 May 2023

With some variations, all regional political formations, whether in power presently or out of it, share some common features: Tight family control of the political apparatus, key members in elected or appointed positions, obvious wealth but not quite known sources of income, and family factionalism, sometimes open and bitter, notes Shreekant Sambrani.

The School By the Sea

The School By the Sea

Rediff.com13 Feb 2023

The school was run on strict Gandhian lines, with stress on students doing things themselves. Physical comforts were minimal, in keeping with the relatively backward geographical area. But it had a staff of teachers dedicated to educating their students, not just imparting them book-learning, remembers Shreekant Sambrani.

When Santa Wore A Red Sari

When Santa Wore A Red Sari

Rediff.com1 Feb 2023

The Budget oration of the finance minister and the confidence with which she delivered it, along with the measures and the recent upsurge in the economy would all contribute to unleashing the storied 'animal spirits' and help the economy run on the growth path quite smoothly. Or so the government hopes, notes Shreekant Sambrani.

The Big Mac Inflation Index

The Big Mac Inflation Index

Rediff.com23 Jan 2023

The ever-astute Ravi Matthai, Director of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 1971, offered me a basic salary of Rs 1,000 per month on my return from the United States. I doubt if IIMA could hire a faculty member at Rs 55,000 per month today! points out Dr Shreekant Sambrani.

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