Ep. 77: Concentrating President Biden’s mind wonderfullyListen now (13 min) | It is time for the Great Reset. And that may yet not help the wokes; they are being consigned to the trash-heap of history at a…
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Ep. 76: Does Roe v Wade foreshadow the end of the American Dream?Listen now (10 min) | As someone who loves the US, I hope this is a passing phase brought on by bad politics and the military-industrial complex. I…
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Ep. 75: Requiem for a Statesman: Abe ShinzoListen now (14 min) | Abe-san believed in India, and it showed. So much so that some of us are in personal mourning. India has lost its best friend, and…
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Ep. 74: A tale of two Supreme Courts: best practices from the US and India need to be adoptedListen now (19 min) | While India’s democracy “matures”, there is nothing wrong in taking some lessons from the US about what works. There is no need to…
Ep. 73: The rules-based liberal world order, or whatever, is coming apart at the seamsListen now (13 min) | This thinly-veiled vehicle for US-Western European neo-feudalism is on its last legs. Francis Fukuyama spoke memorably of the ‘end…
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Ep. 72: Nupur Sharma, neo-feudalism and the geopolitical squeeze on India Listen now (13 min) | As Mearsheimer candidly admits, the US blundered in allowing China to escape from serfdom. They have no intention of blundering…
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Ep. 71: The Quad: Will China dominate the Indo Pacific, as the US reverts to Atlanticism? What can India do?Listen now (15 min) | India has to assume it can only depend on itself, Quad or no Quad. It has to build up its military and economic muscle, and…
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Ep. 70: Infrastructure in the deep Peninsula for national security and self-relianceListen now (10 min) | A version of this essay was published by chanakya forum at…
Let’s face it, babus are merely glorified managers. There’s a need to eliminate the entire colonial edifice of the UPSC for generalist administrators
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Ep. 68: Gyanvapi discoveries, the Places of Worship Act, and what nextListen now (12 sec) | The question is: what next? Especially now that it is said (although not officially confirmed) that the original jyotirlinga has…
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Ep. 67: Pyrrhic victory: even if Biden defeats Putin, it will be costly for the US and most of the worldListen now (10 min) | It is possible that the US can topple Vladimir Putin, but it will be a Pyrrhic victory for itself and allies. The only victor will…
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Ep. 66: an in-depth interview of George Augustine T on the German response to the Ukraine warListen now (23 min) | As PM Narendra Modi visits and attempts to talk trade with Germany and the rest of the EU, what is the German perspective…
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