Rajeev Srinivasan
Rajeev Srinivasan
read bio

articles by Rajeev Srinivasan

Opinion

From CAATSA waiver for India to chastened visit to Saudi Arabia: Why Biden is making conciliatory noises

It is time for the Great Reset. And that may not help the wokes; they are being consigned to the trash-heap of history at a record pace

World

Requiem for a Japanese statesman who loved India: Abe Shinzo

Abe San believed in India, and it showed. So much so that some of us are in personal mourning. India has lost its best friend, and in a world where it has no friends, that is a tremendous loss

India

A tale of two Supreme Courts: Best practices from the US and India need to be adopted

While India’s democracy ‘matures’, there is nothing wrong in taking some lessons from the US about what works. There is no need to import everything wholesale, but pick and choose judiciously

India

Nupur Sharma, neo-feudalism and the geopolitical squeeze on India

As John Mearsheimer candidly admits, the US blundered in allowing China to escape from serfdom. But it is not too late to contain India! In this, the US and China are one: There is no way India can be allowed to gain power

India

There is a problem with India’s bureaucrats: Is there a solution?

Let’s face it, babus are merely glorified managers. There’s a need to eliminate the entire colonial edifice of the UPSC for generalist administrators

World

Pyrrhic victory: Even if Biden defeats Putin, it will be costly for the US and most of the world

It is possible that the US can topple Vladimir Putin, but it will be a Pyrrhic victory for itself and allies. The only victor will be China

World

Why America is losing the ‘war by other means’ despite Big Tech, Hollywood and soft power

The removal of US Deputy National Security Advisor Daleep Singh and the hue and cry by the fringe Left and Deep State over the purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk expose the first cracks in the make-believe woke world the American public live in

World

India is standing up and defending itself, but is Uncle Sam taking note of it?

The Indian media is agog with Jaishankar’s blunt responses to US pressure to toe its line on Ukraine. But the American media hasn’t reported on this: Which means that official America simply hasn’t heard the retort by the Indian MEA

World

World War ‘Z’: The world after Ukrainian crisis, and India’s role in it

By retreating to the Atlantic, as with AUKUS, the US is proving to India once again that it has to go it alone in the Indo-Pacific

India

Three decades of exile: Will there be redemption for Hindus of Kashmir?

Kashmiri Hindus may become extinct as a people and culture unless they can return to their homeland, and bring up their children as Kashmiris.

Politics

Assembly poll results 2022: BJP wins a famous victory, but AAP’s rise is alarming

The fact that AAP has now won the restive border state of Punjab is disturbing. An AAP-run Punjab will be, I fear, a prime target for subnational diplomacy as promised by Joe Biden’s ambassador-designate to India, Eric Garcetti

World

The meta-narrative about India’s non-involvement in the Ukraine imbroglio

As Brahma Chellaney keeps saying, Western Europeans and Americans are fighting the wrong enemy. This creeping NATO-isation is a distraction when they should be worrying about China

World

The usual anti-India gambit, starring Pakistan's ISI: A million woke mutinies all the time

There is a narrative, and it reaches a cacophony of hysteria whenever there are elections in India, because the intent is to rally the faithful against the allegedly fascist BJP

World

Human rights: All humans are equal, but some are more equal than others

Despite the soaring rhetoric about human rights, the reality is that unless your agenda happens to coincide with that of narrative-builders, you will get no traction

India

Are things looking up for India at Makar Sankranti, a time for new beginnings?

Let us consider a few things that make it look like India is on the upswing, while sounding a few notes of caution

India

Punjab phenomenon is devastating psychologically, but is it just reversion to the mean?

Regression to the mean may not be such a bad thing, and it is only in relative terms. In absolute terms, the entire nation will rise, and Punjabi separatism will subside, too

India

Bharat is rising as 2022 looks like a year of living dangerously

Bharat has always been there, even if it is not visible to most of us. It was this Bharat that, with tearful faces, mourned General Bipin Rawat. It is this Bharat that is happy that the dirty, disgusting bylanes of Varanasi have been removed.

World

The Indian-American paradox: Indians expect them to be Indians, but they are not

There’s a lot of excitement over Parag Agarwal becoming the Twitter CEO. But it is futile to expect Indian-American CEOs to suddenly swing their companies in directions that help India, or Hindus

India

There is another crisis in education; can India turn this to its advantage?

In a world where excellent content is often available on the Internet, and where machine translation will soon make the content available in the mother tongue, the preponderance of English, as well as the Anglosphere model of universities, may both be under siege.

India

Opinion | Diwali, the powers that be, and civil disobedience

The assault on Diwali may well be part of a shadowy plan called ‘Project Thessalonica’: Remove festivals, remove the joy, destroy the livelihoods of the artisans like the fireworks makers, and then move in for the conversion kill.