Will India turn into a weapon warehouse?

The French were serenely confident of selling just about anything in their erstwhile colonies in Africa. If a product were damaged, it could be sold as an antique, if non-functional it could be sold as a sample for “experimentation,” if barely functional, of course it...

V.S. Naipaul’s Nobel Prize

Yes, he proves the persistence of Indian culture over time By RAJEEV SRINIVASAN I must admit that I, too, have felt vaguely uneasy about claiming V.S. Naipaul as part of the Indian diaspora. In my defense, I did this much before he won the Nobel; in particular after I...

Compassionate Conservatism?

Is there any proof of George Bush Jr.’s connection to royalty besides tenuous links to the house of Windsor? Well, in terms of reaction to the Gujarat earthquake, we glimpse an attitude not unlike Empress Marie Antoinette, whose lack of sympathy for the suffering of...

Indian Americans of the Century

“So my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” -President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, January 20, 1961 If President Kennedy (who opened the country to Asian immigration) were to evaluate...