With Vladimir Putin evoking Peter the Great, it is clear that Russian imperialism is alive and kicking. Neighbors fled to NATO precisely to avoid the sharp claws of the Russian bear. After 1991, the West did not expand east. Instead, Eastern Europe moved west. Continue Reading
Bhaskar Majumdar is the founder and managing partner at Unicorn India Ventures (UIV), an India-based venture capital fund. In the past, he has been an entrepreneur as well as a media and technology executive both in India and the UK. He held senior corporate positions with The Times of India, Zee Telefilms and Altavista UK. Through his fund, Majumdar has invested in over 30 businesses that have a combined equity value of over $3 billion and are growing rapidly. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and has an AMP from Harvard. Majumdar is a regular columnist and the author of “Everything Starts From Nothing,” a book published in March 2021 on the startup ecosystem and how to navigate it.
Bengali exceptionalism trumped Hindu identity in a no-holds-barred electoral battle, strengthening the local party and weakening the national one. Continue ReadingJune 14, 2021