Articles by Rajeev Srinivasan
Mar 04, 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
Feb 23, 2016
Fight fire with fire: How the Narendra Modi government can prevent a full-blown assault on the nationNarendra Modi has two choices: Either keep taking the punishment from China and the communists, Pakistan and the jihadists, the Congress and the Deep State, or fight back.
Feb 21, 2016
JNU sedition debate: Treason and untempered free speech are men with no countryThere is a deliberate attempt to keep India on the boil and Narendra Modi on the defensive; the JNU nonsense was intended to overshadow Make In India.
Jan 30, 2016
The abuse of Indian history: Obsession over Subhas Chandra Bose indicates that India suffers from a paucity of heroesSubhas 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.
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.
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
Nov 12, 2015
Travancore's temple entry proclamation of 1936 for 'lower' castes: Why nobody questions egalitarianism in KeralaJust 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.
Nov 07, 2015
BJP makes only marginal gains in Kerala local polls, but now on Kerala will be a three horse raceThe BJP did much better than their showing in past years. However, they did not do as well as had been expected.
Oct 31, 2015
Kerala civic body elections: This time, it does feel different with BJP in the box with Congress & LDFLocal 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.
Oct 28, 2015
The Bihar elections: Why all's fair in a war where Modi is the obvious targetFrom the manufactured protests over Dadri and the beef controversies, it is clear that there is a large anti-Modi constituency in the intellectual class.