British Raj: A Saga Like No Other

July 26, 2019

The medieval Italian philosopher Marsilio Ficino thought of history “as necessary for the life of mankind, not only to make it more agreeable, but to found it upon tradition." He added: "What is in itself mortal, through history attains immortality; what is absent becomes present, what is ancient...

India and the Long, Slow Walk Toward Destiny

August 13, 2013

By 2030, India will be the world's rising economic powerhouse. “We are citizens of a great country, on the verge of bold advance, and we have to live up to that high standard” —  Jawaharlal Nehru, on the eve of Indian independence. India exemplifies Adam Smith’s...

India: 66 Years of Independence

August 12, 2013

Will India tackle its teeming challenges or will it be overwhelmed by them? Background India, to borrow Mark Twain’s 1897 quote, is older even than legend. It has a continuous cultural tradition that goes back thousands of years. In the 6th century BC, legends such as Gautam Buddh and...

Governing India (Part 2/2)

June 03, 2013

Democracy in India is unique throughout the world. However, a new Indian Constitution is necessary. The current constitution is not suited for a sovereign, independent, and democratic nation of 1.2 billion people. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one. Apart from the unsuitability...

Governing India (Part 1/2)

May 28, 2013

Democracy in India is unique throughout the world. However, a new Indian Constitution is necessary. The current constitution is not suited for a sovereign, independent, and democratic nation of 1.2 billion people. This is the first of a two part series. India is a country of continental...