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Rajeev Srinivasan

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

Dec 2, 2014

Forget Kissinger, India should use Arthashastra for world domination

Of all the diamonds in our backyard -- Aryabhatiya, Ashtadhyayi, Mudrarakshasa – the most sober, ruthless and practical is Chanakya’s Arthashastra. #Arthashastra #Chanakya #China #Henry Kissinger #Indian Economy #InMyOpinion #Mao Tse Tung #US #Vladimir Lenin #World economy #World GDP

Nov 28, 2014

Why President Obama’s Republic Day visit will be a disaster for India

It is true that Indian involvement in Afghanistan will help keep the Pakistanis at bay, but the blood and treasure we have to spend is immense. On balance, I think it’s a bad idea, but that might well be the pound of flesh the Americans want. #China #diplomacy #India #Narendra Modi #Obama #Obama's Republic Day visit #Republic Day #United States

Nov 20, 2014

The Sanskrit non-controversy: Why it is indeed a superior language

People have thundered that the Sanskrit decision is preventing Indian students from aspiring to go to German universities, which is not true – most university education in Germany is conducted in the medium of English. #Angela Merkel #german #Germany #India #InMyOpinion #Kendriya Vidyalayas #Panini #Sanskrit

Nov 10, 2014

China’s maritime threat: How India let its best bet Vizhinjam be sabotaged

For some years, India has under-invested in its Navy, and also in its commercial port infrastructure. These mistakes are now coming back to haunt the country, as our trade capability is affected, and there are long-term strategic holes that our adversaries are looking to exploit. #Ajit Doval #Al-Qaeda #Chang Xing Dao #Changzheng-2 #China #Defence #Hambantota #India #Indian Navy #InMyOpinion #INS Khukri #INS Sindhurakshak #INS Sindhuratna #INS Sumitra #Japan #Maritime security #Maritime Silk Road #Pakistani Navy #Senkaku Islands #Sri Lanka #string of pearls #Vietnam #Vizhinjam

Oct 31, 2014

Modi’s overseas ambitions: Vietnam and the reverse “string-of-pearls” to contain China

Vietnam is possibly most potent of China’s neighbors in terms of military skills; at any rate it is the only one to have defeated China in battle recently. #China #ConnecTheDots #India #Indian Ocean #Pacific #Prime Minister Narendra Modi #South China Sea #Vietnam

Oct 24, 2014

PM Modi’s visit to Sabarimala will hopefully end the numerous woes of the shrine

It is good to hear that Sabarimala, the abode of Sri Ayyappa, is on Narendra Modi's sights. He should note the utter and deliberate neglect of a shrine by the state that collects money from Hindu pilgrims but does not spend on amenities #BJP #christians #communist #Congress #ConnectTheDots #Devaswom Board #Hindus #Kerala #Lord Ayyappa #Muslims #Narendra Modi #pilgrims #Religious Apartheid #Sabarimala temple #State Neglect

Oct 14, 2014

China’s Prez Xi’s visit: Why Modi and India came out on top

Thus the Xi visit to India as a whole can be summed up briefly: it was a test to see how far they could push Modi and they saw that he was a tough customer. #China #China President #China's President #India #InMyOpinion #Narendra Modi #PM Modi #Xi Jinping #Xi's visit to India

Oct 4, 2014

No more playing nice: Sarita Devi’s protest a sign of Indians coming of age

Sarita Devi was a sore loser because she had gone to Seoul to win, and she knew she could, and that she deserved to win that semifinal bout. #Asian Games 2014 #Asian Games 2014 live #Asian Games Live #Boxing #Incheon #India #live #Sarita Devi

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