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

Jul 12, 2016

Hague Tribunal ruling shows China as a bully that refuses to follow international standards

China has used a textbook example of its tactic of ‘manufacturing history’ to claim almost the entire sea as, in effect, a Chinese lake. They produced some maps in which there is a feature called the “nine-dash” line, which they claim is the maritime boundary. #China #CriticalPoint #Hague Tribunal #India #Japan #Philippines #South China Sea #South China Sea dispute #UNCLOS

Jul 4, 2016

Democracy too crucial to be left to people: Happy Independence Day, USA!

On the eve of 4 July, America's Independence Day, Brexit has been a blow to comfortable western certainties: a significant trope of the post-Second World War Bretton Woods agreement and the related Washington consensus has been damaged. #2016 US Presidential election #4 July #Bretton Woods system #Brexit #Democracy #Election #Hillary Clinton #InMyOpinion #Referendum #Robin Raphel #Second World War #US Independence Day

Jun 24, 2016

Brexit impact: Why India need not worry about Britain’s adieu to EU

The immediate impact on India is quite small. Britain does sell some $460 billion worth of products, but there are very good second sources for all of them #Brexit #Brexit impact on India #British exports #EU #European Union #India's imports #InMyOpinion #islamic-state

Jun 19, 2016

PM Modi’s recent US visit makes for good visuals, but lacks substance

With his speech in the US Congress PM Modi made a decisive break with the Third-World-ism and NAM-ism of the past, and presented a self-confident India that wishes to be an equal partner to the US. #China #DeepState #India #Indo-China relations #Indo-US relations #InMyOpinion #Obama #Pakistan #PM Modi #US #US congress

May 31, 2016

After the Assembly elections, what’s next for the BJP in Kerala?

The BJP has to build up a strong team of leaders with a view to building up its strength over time. As of now, its ranks are relatively thin, and also geographically concentrated in Thiruvananthapuram, Kasargod and Palakkad districts #BJP #Communism #Congress #CriticalPoint #Kerala Assembly Election 2016 #LDF #O Rajagopal #Oommen Chandy

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