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Rajeev Srinivasan

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

May 7, 2016

With UDF-LDF duopoly in jeopardy, BJP may have a chance in Kerala polls

Kerala has never sent a single BJP candidate to the Assembly or to Parliament. It was immune to the Modi wave of 2014. #2016 Kerala Assembly Election #analysis #BJP #Congress #InMyOpinion #Kerala Assembly Election 2016 #LDF #Oommen Chandy #opinion #UDF

Apr 29, 2016

Summer of scandals! Panama Papers, Ishrat, 9/11, now AgustaWestland

April is the cruellest month, said TS Eliot. It has certainly been true this year in the context of scandals involving politics and the establishment #9/11 attacks #AgustaWestland #Bofors #Ishrat Jahan #Lashkar-e-Taiba #Narendra Modi #P. Chidambaram #Panama Papers #Sonia Gandhi #TheLongView

Apr 8, 2016

Bureaucracy strikes back: Pathankot fiasco indicates that civil servants are sabotaging PM Modi’s agenda

On at least three occasions, the Modi government has looked idiotic, and I can only assume that it is the result of deliberate sabotage by civil servants #AAP #InMyOpinion #Modi Lahore visit #Nehru #Panchatantra #Patent #Pathankot #provident fund #UPA

Mar 20, 2016

US presidential candidates: It’s baffling that Indians like Hillary as much as they do

Anyway, that may also explain to some extent the Indian obsession with Hillary Clinton. She is the candidate of the establishment: there is no doubt about that. In fact, it is possible that even the Republican establishment may like her better than they like Trump. #ConnectTheDots #Democrats #Donald Trump #Hillary Clinton #Repbulicans #United States #US Presidential Election 2016

Mar 4, 2016

By cornering the formidable Chidambaram, is the govt trying to send a signal to the Congress?

The government is taking on the strongest person in the Opposition, Chidambaram, who is not a weak link and the assault is with, as it were, nuclear weapons #ConnectTheDots #GK Pillai #Ishrat Jahan #Karti Chidamram #LeT #P. Chidambaram #Rahul Gandhi #RVS Mani #Sonia Gandhi

Feb 23, 2016

Fight fire with fire: How the Narendra Modi government can prevent a full-blown assault on the nation

Narendra Modi has two choices: Either keep taking the punishment from China and the communists, Pakistan and the jihadists, the Congress and the Deep State, or fight back. ##CongressMurdersDemocracy #BJP #Communists #Congress #ConnectTheDots #Narendra Modi #National Herald case #Pakistan #Sonia Gandhi #The Deep State

Feb 21, 2016

JNU sedition debate: Treason and untempered free speech are men with no country

There is a deliberate attempt to keep India on the boil and Narendra Modi on the defensive; the JNU nonsense was intended to overshadow Make In India. #Constitution #First Amendment #InMyOpinion #Jawaharlal Nehru University #JNU #Kanhaiya Kumar #Mir Jafar #Narendra Modi #Rohith Vemula #Sedition #Sir Walter Scott #traitors in history

Jan 30, 2016

The abuse of Indian history: Obsession over Subhas Chandra Bose indicates that India suffers from a paucity of heroes

Subhas Chandra Bose is a hero, albeit a flawed one; and the mystery behind his death has by no means been cleared up by the release of these papers. #ConnectTheDots #FWeekend #Indian history #Jallianwallah Bagh #Nehruvian Stalinists #Subhash Chandra Bose

Jan 24, 2016

Was Netaji wronged by the powers that be, and does he even matter to Indians?

Of all the major figures in India’s independence struggle, none captures the imagination as much as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose does, in his military uniform, with his Indian National Army that almost managed to free India from the British yoke, with Japanese help. #ConnectTheDots #Declassified Files #history #India #Indian National Army #Netaji Bose #Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Dec 28, 2015

The India-Pakistan tango: Is this a case of déjà vu all over again?

It would be an understatement to say that I was astonished by the 25 December visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Pakistan #Atal Bihari Vajpayee #Foreign policy #India Pakistan relations #InMyOpinion #Narendra Modi #Nawaz Sharif #Raheel Sharif