Articles by Rajeev Srinivasan
Oct 11, 2015
Increasing connectivity is a mixed blessing: India needs to up its cybersecurity gameEspecially 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.
Aug 21, 2015
Fumbling the future: Why Congress will continue to hold reforms hostageThe 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
Aug 03, 2015
Secular-Left opposition to death penalty is often driven by hidden motivesAll 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
Jul 27, 2015
Parliament disruption: Time for NDA to bare its fangs and tell Sonia 'no deal'The NDA gains nothing by even partly acquiescing in the Congress' demand for the resignation of Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje, and Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Time for the Modi government to get tough with the Congress
Jul 18, 2015
Wendy's revenge: Plagiarism charge against Rajiv Malhotra is a red herringAccusations of plagiarism against Indian American author Rajiv Malhotra are a smoke-screen for a generalised attack on Hindu intellectuals.
Jul 11, 2015
Behind Amartya Sen's outburst: An old man's old tricks to grab attentionAmartya Sen has done enough damage to India by his espousal of left ideology. But his recent outburst against the PM appeared more strategic than genuine, with a new book by him needing some excitement
Jul 03, 2015
What Aruvikkara bypoll result means for Congress, CPM, BJP: some worry for allThe Aruvikkara bypoll results maintained the status quo - which means the Congress and CPM did not make gains, and the BJP's own gains may be entirely due to their one recognisable leader in the state
Jun 22, 2015
How Modi is elbowing Sonia, Rahul, Congress from India's cultural memesNarendra Modi is appropriating India's national icons and cultural memes one by one – Patel, Ambedkar, ayurveda, and now yoga - and the Congress is excluding itself from them churlishly. In the end, the Congress will be left with nothing to call its own.
Jun 21, 2015
#LalitModiGate is a red herring, the govt should ignore it with the contempt it deservesThere are several interesting meta-questions about this non-issue; but, in my opinion, instead of getting rattled by it, the government should just sail on, and brazen it out.
Jun 10, 2015
Done being a soft state: Indian Army playing avenger in Myanmar is a message to China, PakistanThe fact that Indian Army reached out across the Myanmar border (as well as into Nagaland) and attacked separatist forces in their hideouts is quite remarkable.