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Rajeev Srinivasan

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

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

Nov 12, 2015

Travancore’s temple entry proclamation of 1936 for ‘lower’ castes: Why nobody questions egalitarianism in Kerala

Just as the French revolution had its dark side, so does the social revolution in Kerala: the egalitarianism of this proclamation brought with it a reverse discrimination. #Caste discrimination #Christianity in India #ConnectTheDots #Dalits #Kerala #Swami Vivekanand #Tipu Sultan #Travancore #untouchability

Oct 31, 2015

Kerala civic body elections: This time, it does feel different with BJP in the box with Congress & LDF

Local body elections in Kerala are due on 2 November, and as I write this, campaigning is in full swing. Even though we have had a damp month or two – normally, after Onam, there is bright sunshine, but this year September and October have been rainy – there is a lot of energy on the streets. #BJP #Caste in Indian politics #Congress #Kerala civic body elections #Kerala elections #NewsTracker #Shashi Tharoor #SNDP Kerala #Sree Narayana Darma Paripalana Yogam

Oct 28, 2015

The Bihar elections: Why all’s fair in a war where Modi is the obvious target

From the manufactured protests over Dadri and the beef controversies, it is clear that there is a large anti-Modi constituency in the intellectual class. #bIhar #Bihar Assembly Election 2015 #Bihar elections 2015 #Dadri #Gujarat Riots #InMyOpinion #Target Modi

Oct 11, 2015

Increasing connectivity is a mixed blessing: India needs to up its cybersecurity game

Especially for a nation like India which is embarking on the #DigitalIndia drive, this brings up an unpleasant situation. In some sense, India has been immune to cyber-attacks because it is not greatly connected – thus a sort of ‘security by obscurity’. But as we move forward to enjoy the undoubted benefits of connectivity – and they are many – we also lay ourselves open to the risks. ##CyberSecurity #connectivity #CriticalPoint #DigitalIndia #Espionage #hackers #India #Internet

Aug 21, 2015

Fumbling the future: Why Congress will continue to hold reforms hostage

The Congress is not going to let the Modi government enact any law that will improve growth rates of speed up development. Time for a change in government tactics #BJP #Congress #Parliament logjam #political reform #PoliticalPlay

Aug 3, 2015

Secular-Left opposition to death penalty is often driven by hidden motives

All said the done, the case to abolish the death penalty is rather weak - at least in India's case. many so-called opponents of the death penalty are driven less by genuine belief and more by political posturing #BJP #BJP government #Capital punishment #Death Penalty #Death sentence #execution #HowThisWorks #Left Parties #Narendra Modi #Yakub Memon