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Family foremost

Family foremost

India is celebrated as a democracy by large numbers of Indians. We are the world’s largest democracy. We place ourselves in the company of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Germany and many other democratic countries. There are problems in Pakistan but there is fully functional democracy in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka….

The hassle of finding happiness

The hassle of finding happiness

In my mid-sixties now, I can claim to have seen the four generations starting with that of my parents, born before independence. Few would make it to …

What’s new about New India?

What’s new about New India?

On the surface, V.S. Naipaul’s book India: A Wounded Civilization, seems negative. But when I read it again, in the course of my writing India 3.0, I realised the depth of Naipaul’s writing…

The whirlpool of India’s GDP

The whirlpool of India’s GDP

Everybody is crying out about an impending slowdown. Headlines like those of the GDP growth plummeting, the stock market nose-diving, nobody buying cars any more, and so many thousands losing their jobs…

Who runs the world?

Who runs the world?

If this world is a machine, then who is the ghost in the machine? Who runs this world is an old question with answers that keep changing with time…

The Inheritance of Independence

The Inheritance of Independence

India has a rich tradition of worshipping a Personal God. In the Vedic tradition, God was seen in the Natural Forces – Sun, Wind, Water, and so on. Then came the Upanishads and the idea of God as an impersonal force – unseen, omnipresent….

Open a Book, Open a Mind…

Open a Book, Open a Mind…

India has a rich tradition of worshipping a Personal God. In the Vedic tradition, God was seen in the Natural Forces – Sun, Wind, Water, and so on. Then came the Upanishads and the idea of God as an impersonal force – unseen, omnipresent….