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Rajeev Srinivasan

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

Sep 29, 2014

Don’t buy the hype: Modi’s US visit will be all show and of little substance

Many people are thrilled with Modi’s visit to the US, especially given the theatrics of the earlier visa denial. But should we expect much from this trip? #Barack Obama #ConnectTheDots #India #Indo-US bilateral ties #Modi #Modi in US #Modi Meets America #Modi's US visit #Narendra Modi #UN General Assembly #USVisit

Sep 23, 2014

Lessons that India can learn from the Scottish secession

The Scottish secession movement may have failed for now, but the last word has not been said on it. But the movement has lessons for India and how it conducts itself with the states #EU #European Union. Decline of Great Britain #Scotland's no vote #Secession

Aug 20, 2014

Tit-for-tat with Pakistan: Game theory suggests what PM Modi did was right

Game theory suggests that the best response to bad behaviour is a strong riposte. Modi's suspension of talks with Pakistan is thus the right response to Pakistan's perfidy in holding talks with the HUrriyat #Game theory #Hurriyat Talks #India #India Pakistan relations #Indo-Pak talks #Kashmir issue #Pakistan #Prisoner's Dilemma

Aug 15, 2014

The Guns of August are worse in 2014 than in 1914. Be afraid, be very afraid

World War I, which was really a European War, saw untold horrors. But the world today presents an even more dangerous scenario, with civilisations pitted against one another. Small actors like ISIS are now able to terrorise the world. #Chinese Expansionism #European Wars #Indic Civilisation #InMyOpinion #ISIS #Islamic Jihad #Middle East #Samuel Huntington #World War I

Jul 24, 2014

Eyeless in Gaza, clueless in India: Why we shouldn’t care

The Palestinians are the the world's uniquely downtrodden people, nor does India have any stake in the Israel-Gaza conflict. There is no reason for us to try and pander to the local outrage-mongers #Arabs #Congress #Foreign policy #Gaza #Gaza Crisis #Hamas #India #InMyOpinion #Israel #Israel-Gaza crisis #Kashmiris #parliament #UNHRC #West Asia

Jun 11, 2014

Modi right to ditch English; we now need to decolonise our minds

Along with English, Indians are absorbing a worldview that comes attached. Time we became conscious of the mental colonisation it brings with it and how it alienates us from our roots. Our PM showed us how to make this shift #Decolonisation of the Indian Mind #In My Opinion #Indian languages #Modi's Break from English #Narendra Modi

Feb 14, 2014

US is doing Modi no favour: in fact, he should remain wary of Uncle Sam

The US is not doing Narendra Modi any favour by meeting up with him. It is favouring itself. If they are courting him now, Modi should be worried. #BJP #Congress #HowThisWorks #India-US ties #Nancy Powell #Narendra Modi #Sonia Gandhi #US

Aug 3, 2013

More than US, Japan is the ally India must court

It is time for Indian diplomacy to engage Japan once more as it emerges from its self-imposed decline. Japan is more important to counter China than the US #Geopolitics #HowThisWorks #India-Japan #Indo-US ties #Joe Biden #Shinzo Abe

Jul 29, 2013

FDI tango: It’s useless band-aid for the wrong disease

The finance minister's genuflection and fancy tap-dancing before foreign investors is unlikely to work. #ConnectTheDots #Economy #FDI #FDI liberalisation #Food Security Bill #India Story #NREGA #P. Chidambaram