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India To Become The Model Nation Of World: Speakers At USIBC Summit

quoting Nicholas Burnsvia India West
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious “Digital India” initiative is poised to change the lives of 1.3 billion people, said John Chambers, chairman of the U.S. India Business Council, at the organization’s first West Coast Summit here April 21.

Analysis and Commentary

The Bombay High Court Wants A Free Hit In The IPL. But Where’s The No Ball?

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wire
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Water shortage causes drought. Cricket grounds use water. Therefore cricket causes drought. This was the sprightly but fallacious reasoning of the Bombay high court in response to a recent Public Interest Litigation suit brought against the Indian Premier League, seeking to curtail the playing of cricket in the drought-stricken state of Maharashtra.

Analysis and Commentary

Reverse Swing: The Bharat Mata Test

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Indian Express
Sunday, April 10, 2016

The escalation of the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, incident has shown us up as a truly petty people.


President Bush Talks About India All the Time - Condoleezza Rice

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia MSN
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses India, their nuclear program, and India's relationship with the United States.

In the News

Why India Needs To Add A New Skilling Chapter To Apprenticeships

quoting Michael Spencevia Economic Times (India)
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

India today has about 20 million students in physical higher education classrooms, 3 million in distance education classrooms and 3 lakh in apprenticeship classroom. The need to count apprenticeships as classrooms rather than jobs became obvious to us at a job fair in Gwalior.

Analysis and Commentary

Ignorance And Regulatory Hurdles Derailing Promise Of GM Crop Technology In India

by Henry I. Millervia Hindustan Times
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

2016 is the United Nations’ Year of Pulses. It holds great importance for India, where pulses — the edible seeds of certain leguminous plants, including peas, beans and lentils — are a key, traditional source of nutrition. But many of these staple foods are going beyond the reach of many Indians due to rising prices fueled by declining domestic production and record imports.

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Nationalism And Dissent: A Battle Over Free Speech Is Raging In India

quoting Tunku Varadarajanvia Vice News
Saturday, March 12, 2016

India's prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) prides itself as a place where student activism and politics flourish. As a bastion of the nation's left, it's known, especially among the intellectual class, as fertile ground for liberal thinking.

Analysis and Commentary

Reverse Swing: The Beauty Of Sedition

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Indian Express
Sunday, March 6, 2016

Let us hail Kanhaiya. If not for his politics, then certainly for the eloquence of his language.

Analysis and Commentary

Reverse Swing: Dear Mr Modi, More Growth, Less Hindutva

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Indian Express
Sunday, February 28, 2016

The ruling party should leave secularism alone. Economic reform is what will save India from itself.

Analysis and Commentary

Reverse Swing: The BJP Versus The Jholawala

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Indian Express
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Some lessons from the national embarrassment that is the JNU sedition affair. Will non-Hindutva Modi voters be left in the lurch?