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Dayananda Saraswati (1824 – 1883)

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_ The history of the world is but the biography of great men – Thomas Carlyle, Scottish thinker, historian Yesterday marked the 128th year of passing of this giant among men, an original thinker, a creator, and one of the greatest leaders of the Indian renaissance. Sisirkumar Mitra, in his book Resurgent India remarked about […]

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New Yale Professorships & “Invading the Sacred”

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– In November last year, I’d shared a piece by RM called Harvard and the Indian Billionaires. His article touched upon a significant phenomenon in the US – an unwarranted negative bias against India, and especially against Hinduism. – In the case of Harvard, money donated by Indian billionaires to this great institution was being […]

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A brief look at France, India, China and the US

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Just sharing some observations here – As I’ve just moved to a new country (France), I was trying to understand France w.r.t India, and perhaps w.r.t the US too, so I started looking up the CIA world fact book available online [1] and put this together.After I got the numbers from this source, I jotted […]

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Invading the strategic space: the Dragon fires another salvo at India

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Its almost as if the PRC were playing their moves straight from the Sun-Tzu playbook.. Deft, shrewd and calculating, but afflicted with myopia vis-a-vis India. This, despite their general tendency to think long-term for their own people. A strong and prosperous Asia is but inevitable, and neither of the South-Asian giants want it otherwise. The […]

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South Asia’s Geography of Conflict [Robert Kaplan]

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Quite an insightful piece if you’re curious about India vis-a-vis its neighbors, dynamics, millenia-spanning history, and possible paths ahead. If you will be printing it, page #s are 5-19. The Conclusion is below, if you’re rope-walking the taut bow of Time 🙂 Among modern-day writers/thinkers, I find Robert Kaplan to be extraordinary. I do have […]

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The Genius of India

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A short and beautifully made film on India. Unlike other films or documentaries, this one aims directly at the core & essence of India, her very reason of existence. In production, and inspiration, this little film of less than 30 minutes towers above the dozens that have come before it.   Last updated : 27th […]

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