Politics

How to Win an Election

How to Win an Election

IIt is a long drawn out coffee meeting in Saratoga’s quaint downtown and our spirited discussion on politics is getting hotter than my steaming mocha. But despite the rather acrid debate, I am feeling rather optimistic. At the end of the day, my buddy Richard and I...
Modi’s Dilemma

Modi’s Dilemma

It has become increasingly clear that the new Indian government faces a dilemma entirely of its own making, one that its predecessor never had to deal with. The election of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister was initially hailed around the world as marking the advent of...
President Obama’s Remarks at National Prayer Breakfast

President Obama’s Remarks at National Prayer Breakfast

At the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama prefaced his welcome of His Holiness the Dalai Lama by saying that His Holinees “is a powerful example of what it means to practice compassion, who inspires us to speak up for the freedom and dignity of all human...
Remarks by President Obama At U.S.-India Business Council Summit

Remarks by President Obama At U.S.-India Business Council Summit

Prime Minister Modi, I want to thank you again—both for your invitation to join you on this incredible Republic Day and the wonderful hospitality that you’ve shown me over the past two days.  Today’s ceremonies and parade were truly spectacular.  It was a moving...
A Historic Day, A Historic Event

A Historic Day, A Historic Event

As human history has recorded, friendship between two people or nations has its origin in their shared values, commonality of purpose and commitment to mutual respect. And when such friends meet, there is palpable joy and happiness in the air. This was on display in...
India Republic Day Celebrations

India Republic Day Celebrations

Hyderabad House New Delhi, India PRIME MINISTER MODI:  Mr. President, and members of the media, it is a great pleasure and privilege to welcome back President Obama and the First Lady in India. Mr. President, we are honored that you accepted our invitation to be the...