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Rajeev Srinivasan

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

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

Apr 24, 2013

Communist paranoia as Modi heads for Narayana Guru ashram

Why are the Communists beating their chests over Modi's visit to the Sivagiri ashram of Sree Narayana Guru? Are they fearing a weaning away of their Ezhava base? #Communists #CPI(M) #Kerala #Narayana Guru ashram #Narendra Modi #WhyNow

Mar 18, 2013

The Left-liberal ‘idea of India’ is mere idea and no India

The Left's so-called ‘Idea of India’ includes no loyalty to India per se, but only some vague slogans about ‘inclusiveness’. #conservatives #InMyOpinion #Left-Liberal Politics #Narendra Modi #Postmodernism Generator #Wharton

Mar 11, 2013

Modi’s social contract is like Lee Kuan Yew’s in Singapore

Narendra Modi has been compared to Hitler and other authoritarians. But his social contract with the people of Gujarat shows that he is more Lee Kuan Yew #Gujarat's Social Contract #In My Opinion #Lee Kuan Yew #Narendra Modi

Feb 18, 2013

Patriarchy’s rise in Kerala: From Smarta Vicharam to Suryanelli

In a state often eulogised for high scores on human development indicators, Kerala shows how patriarchy has gained ground despite "progress". #OnOurMind #Patriarchy #Suryanelli case #Suryanelli gangrape case

Nov 11, 2012

Barack Obama is really president of the world

A remarkable phenomenon in the race leading up to US President Obama’s re-election for another four years was the tremendous support he gained around the world. #Barack Obama #Inpraiseof #US President