Category Archives: Current Affairs

Saint Rajat Gupta

Rajat Gupta was born in a middle class Indian family and went on to make it to the millionaires list in the El Dorado called America.  He lost his parents when he was a teenager. But he was fortunate enough … Continue reading

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The Problem with Wealth

“All money is essentially about trust, and once this trust is shaken there are repercussions.”  Can you guess who said it? You won’t, in all probability.  That’s from an article written by Jayati Ghosh in the latest issue of the … Continue reading

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India’s Fire Missile

Ok, I too feel proud about India’s successful launching of the Agni-V.  Yeah, it can hit targets all over China, let alone our perpetual enemy, Pakistan.  Why only China and Pakistan, the Agni-V can hit any target in the whole … Continue reading

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Rushdie and us

When the Islamic fundamentalists raise their banner in India, the Hindu fundamentalists should raise a counter-banner.  Why hasn’t that happened vis-à-visthe Rushdie affair vis-à-visthe Jaipur Lit Fest?  Because all fundamentalisms are alike.  They are meant to protect the interests of … Continue reading

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Imperial Ambitions

  “Neoliberal capitalism isn’t just about the accumulation of capital (for some).  It’s also about the accumulation of power (for some), the accumulation of freedom (for some).  Conversely, for the rest of the world, the people who are excluded from … Continue reading

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Job with a View

The only magazine I buy regularly is the Frontline.  The reason is that every report [let alone the columns] in it has a personality behind it.  The Frontline goes beyond mere reporting of “facts.”  It presents the matter in a … Continue reading

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Who is a Leader?

  The leader is a person who can take his followers to success. The Leader of a country should lead the country to the success of most of the citizens, if not all of the citizens.  Leading a few individuals … Continue reading

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