I want Muslims to share my burden to eradicate terrorism

Sunday, May 21, 2017


On my first foreign visit as a president in Saudi Arabia. My fight is purely against terrorism and not religion. “This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it. This is a battle between good and evil”. I want Muslims to …

I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people

Monday, May 15, 2017


Namaskar. I’m a movie star, I’m 51 years of age, and I don’t use Botox as yet. So I’m clean, but I do behave like you saw like a 21-year-old in my movies. Yeah, I do that. I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people back home in India who assume that …

I did not really know what that meant or how to do it, But I accepted the job

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


So what’s been going on while I’ve been gone? It is wonderful to be home. It is wonderful to be at the University of Chicago. It is wonderful to be on the south side of Chicago. And it is wonderful to be with these young people here. And what I want to do is just …

SC’s mediation to settle Ram Mandir case: This can be a symbol of a new India

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


For years India has been plagued by an issue that has created a communal divide on the issue of Ram Temple and Babri Masjid. Chief Justice of India, Jagdish Singh Khehar, needs to be commended for offering to mediate on an issue that is emotive and is linked to the cultural and religious sensitivities. Negotiation is …

Largest Single Party Vs A Combination with majority support

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


The Congress Party complains a bit too much. It accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of ‘stealing’ the mandate in Goa. It unsuccessfully petitioned before the Supreme Court. It attempted to raise issues in the Lok Sabha. What are the facts? The Assembly Elections in Goa produced an inconclusive verdict. There was a Hung Assembly. …

Demonetisation: A decline most exaggerated

Thursday, March 09, 2017


The ultimate impact of Prime Minister Modi’s momentous decision on November 8, 2016, to demonetize 500 and 1000-rupee notes continue to polarise academics and political parties. Since that fateful announcement, not even the government’s staunchest supporters can deny that the roll-out of the scheme was sluggish. As is well documented now, the fallout of the …

Adiyogi – From Religion to Responsibility

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


One of the many names associated with Shiva is Triambaka – the three-eyed one. Because of the Third Eye, he perceives “that which is not.” “That which is” is physical manifestation – “that which is not” is not physical. Right now, what you cannot perceive through your five senses is not in your experience. If …

10 ways to detect cancer in early stage

Saturday, February 04, 2017


“In India, the war on Cancer is often lost due to delay in diagnosis.” The cure rate in cancer is more than 80% in early-stage cancer, this outcome goes below 30% in advance stage cancer treatment in spite of best effort and a cost which is often 3-5 times more the cost of treating early …

Budget 2017 focuses to transform, energise and clean India

Wednesday, February 01, 2017


Madam Speaker, On this auspicious day of Vasant Panchami, I rise to present the Budget for 2017-18. Spring is a season of optimism. I extend my warm greetings to everyone on this occasion. 2. Madam Speaker, our Government was elected amidst huge expectations of the people. The underlying theme of countless expectations was good governance. …

Indian Foreign Policy Challenges in 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


2017 ushered in dramatic challenges and potential policy changes. The UN would need to await the new US Administration’s approach to the recent Security Council condemnation of Israel’s Occupied Territories. A new UNSG with a proven record on assisting refugees had been sworn in, along with a new US President in a hurry to change …

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