Articles by Rajeev Srinivasan
Aug 15, 2016
Will Independence Day bring a change in India’s tone on Kashmir?The usual suspects, including Indian and western mainstream media, have been vociferous in alleging Indian human rights violation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the killing of terrorist Burhan Wani and the subsequent rioting and stone-throwing
Jul 27, 2016
US presidential candidates: It's baffling that Indians like Hillary Clinton as much as they doAnyway, 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.
Jul 12, 2016
Hague Tribunal ruling shows China as a bully that refuses to follow international standardsChina 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.
Jul 04, 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.
Jun 24, 2016
Brexit impact: Why India need not worry about Britain's adieu to EUThe 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
Jun 19, 2016
PM Modi's recent US visit makes for good visuals, but lacks substanceWith 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.
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
May 07, 2016
With UDF-LDF duopoly in jeopardy, BJP may have a chance in Kerala pollsKerala has never sent a single BJP candidate to the Assembly or to Parliament. It was immune to the Modi wave of 2014.
Apr 29, 2016
Summer of scandals! Panama Papers, Ishrat, 9/11, now AgustaWestlandApril is the cruellest month, said TS Eliot. It has certainly been true this year in the context of scandals involving politics and the establishment
Apr 08, 2016
Bureaucracy strikes back: Pathankot fiasco indicates that civil servants are sabotaging PM Modi's agendaOn 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