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Rajeev Srinivasan

Rajeev Srinivasan is a management consultant and columnist, and a fan of art cinema.

Aug 21, 2015

Fumbling the future: Why Congress will continue to hold reforms hostage

The Congress is not going to let the Modi government enact any law that will improve growth rates of speed up development. Time for a change in government tactics #BJP #Congress #Parliament logjam #political reform #PoliticalPlay

Aug 3, 2015

Secular-Left opposition to death penalty is often driven by hidden motives

All said the done, the case to abolish the death penalty is rather weak - at least in India's case. many so-called opponents of the death penalty are driven less by genuine belief and more by political posturing #BJP #BJP government #Capital punishment #Death Penalty #Death sentence #execution #HowThisWorks #Left Parties #Narendra Modi #Yakub Memon

Jul 27, 2015

Parliament disruption: Time for NDA to bare its fangs and tell Sonia ‘no deal’

The NDA gains nothing by even partly acquiescing in the Congress' demand for the resignation of Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje, and Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Time for the Modi government to get tough with the Congress #Congress Tactics #GST #Land Bill #Modi Govt #Parliament disruption #Sonia Gandhi

Jul 18, 2015

Wendy’s revenge: Plagiarism charge against Rajiv Malhotra is a red herring

Accusations of plagiarism against Indian American author Rajiv Malhotra are a smoke-screen for a generalised attack on Hindu intellectuals.#Hinduism #Indra's Net #Plagiarism #Rajiv Malhotra #Wendy Doniger #Western Academics

Jul 11, 2015

Behind Amartya Sen’s outburst: An old man’s old tricks to grab attention

Amartya Sen has done enough damage to India by his espousal of left ideology. But his recent outburst against the PM appeared more strategic than genuine, with a new book by him needing some excitement #Amartya Sen #InMyOpinion #Kerala #Nalanda University

Jul 3, 2015

What Aruvikkara bypoll result means for Congress, CPM, BJP: some worry for all

The Aruvikkara bypoll results maintained the status quo - which means the Congress and CPM did not make gains, and the BJP's own gains may be entirely due to their one recognisable leader in the state #Aruvikkara Bypolls #BJP #Congress #CPM

Jun 22, 2015

How Modi is elbowing Sonia, Rahul, Congress from India’s cultural memes

Narendra Modi is appropriating India's national icons and cultural memes one by one – Patel, Ambedkar, ayurveda, and now yoga - and the Congress is excluding itself from them churlishly. In the end, the Congress will be left with nothing to call its own. #Indian culture #InMyOpinion #Narendra Modi #Rahul Gandhi #Sonia Gandhi #Yoga day

Jun 21, 2015

#LalitModiGate is a red herring, the govt should ignore it with the contempt it deserves

There are several interesting meta-questions about this non-issue; but, in my opinion, instead of getting rattled by it, the government should just sail on, and brazen it out. #Adil Shahryar #Congress #InMyOpinion #Lalit Modi #Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti #Smriti Irani #sushma swaraj #Tarun Tejpal #Vasundhara Raje

Jun 10, 2015

Done being a soft state: Indian Army playing avenger in Myanmar is a message to China, Pakistan

The fact that Indian Army reached out across the Myanmar border (as well as into Nagaland) and attacked separatist forces in their hideouts is quite remarkable. #Bangladesh #China #Indian Army #Manipur #Manipur ambush #Manipur attack #Myanmar #Narendra Modi #OnOurMind #Pakistan #Soft State

Jun 6, 2015

Game theory pointer: Tit-for-tat may be India’s best strategy with Pakistan

Do unto others what they do unto you is a workable strategy under game theory where neither party can trust the other. This holds good for India and Pakistan. #26/11 #Game theory #India #Indo-Pak relationship #Jammu and Kashmir #John Nash #Kargil #Narendra Modi #Pakistan #South Asia