Ganesh-Utsav, Indian Independence & Indian Religious Philosophy

  As we write this, the Utsav of Ganesh is being celebrated around the world. This Utsav is probably the most joyous celebration of the Indian calendar, perhaps because Ganesh is the most loved Divine Murti of all. Ganesh is for you regardless of your age, your color, your ethnicity, your educuation, your wealth. All […]

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Indian Economy, Shiller’s Tale Risk & Narendra Modi – FT vs. NYT

  A parasite is defined as a person who habitually relies on or exploits others and gives nothing in return. Unlike the physical kind, the “intellectual” parasites have some value as India’s colonial occupiers discovered. Because their selfishness, their ultimate self-interested obsession could be used as a weapon against native Indians. This is the role India’s […]

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Interesting TACs of the Week (August 23 – August 29, 2014)

   Summary – A top-down review of interesting calls and comments made last week about monetary policy, economics, stocks, bonds & commodities. TACs is our acronym for Tweets, Articles, & Clips – our basic inputs for this article.   Editor’s Note: In this series of articles, we include important or interesting Tweets, Articles, Video Clips […]

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ISIS – a Histrio-Strategic View of What Follows

  The barbaric beheading of James Foley by a British member of ISIS has shaken most out of their complacency. President Obama called ISIS a “cancer” and Secretary Kerry vowed to destroy it. A cancer needs to be eradicated and eradicating ISIS will not be possible for reasons discussed below. It might be possible to destroy […]

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If Today’s ISIS is a Toddler, What Will an Adult ISIS Look Like?

  The horrors perpetrated by ISIS have been the international story of the past two weeks. The barbarically savage murder of American reporter James Foley has galvanized America as few other recent events have. The media has gone nuts trying to find suitable adjectives for ISIS & its actions – militants, extremists, terrorists. Frankly, these […]

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Interesting TACs of the Week (August 16 – August 22, 2014)

   Summary – A top-down review of interesting calls and comments made last week about monetary policy, economics, stocks, bonds & commodities. This week, we review the Jackson Hole meeting, Yellen-Draghi speeches & the stock market rally. Also did Fibonacci discover the numbers or were they discovered & used 100 years before him? TACs is […]

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Arise, Awake, Understand, Work – Nachiketas-Vivek Anand-Narendra Modi – August 15, 2014

  Four months ago, on April 18, 2014, we wrote, “If this week’s polls turn out to be accurate, then India will begin its journey towards mental independence just as India began its journey of physical independence in 1947.” The polls proved even more accurate than we could have hoped. And our hope of mental […]

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68th Independence Day & 30th Anniversary of a Himaalayan Victory

  Yesterday, 15th August 2014 was the 68th Independence Day of Bharatiya Gan-Rajya or the Republic of India. The subcontinent, the country & its culture is referred to as India or Indian because the civilization was developed on the banks of the mighty river Sindhu, or Indus. Every foreigner who came into India via land […]

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Interesting TACs of the Week (August 9 – August 15, 2014)

  Summary – A top-down review of interesting calls and comments made last week about monetary policy, economics, stocks, bonds & commodities – Ukraine-Russia, Global Yields plummet. TACs is our acronym for Tweets, Articles, & Clips – our basic inputs for this article.   Editor’s Note: In this series of articles, we include important or interesting […]

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Recklessness & Contempt – Should President Obama Learn from President Reagan?

  Never get into a war where your adversary’s stake in the war is much much greater than yours – this is an old maxim of strategy. And it is more true for an empire or the reigning superpower than it is for insurgent regimes. Insurgent regimes can end their conflicts with a dominant empire […]

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