It’s Not What You Say, It’s What They Hear – US-India Relations

  Relationships are weird. Perceptions count far more than reality in making relationships succeed. This is just as true of societies as it of individual relationships. What is intended as good can often be perceived as horrific. For example, it is very common in India for an older man to call a younger man as […]

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Interesting TACs of the Week (September 13 – September 19, 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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If ISIS is Al Qaida 2.0, What will ISIS 2.0/Al Qaida 3.0 Look Like?

  President Obama spoke to the nation this week and pledged to “degrade” the capabilities of ISIS and “destroy” it. It was a strong speech. It was a Presidential speech. But we wish it had been shorter and more succinct. We wish he had simply said ISIS killed two Americans in barbaric brutal fashion and, […]

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Interesting TACs of the Week (September 6 – September 12)

  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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Is AAS a Cartel Against Freedom of Speech & For Censorship of Academic Debate?

  Editor’s Note: The 2014 Fall semester began last week and by now University Managements & Professors are back at their desks in full strength. This is the right time, in our opinion, to re-address the censorship & suppression of free scholarly debate by AAS & its Board of Directors. Frankly, the nature of AAS […]

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Interesting TACs of the Week (September 1 – September 5, 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 with […]

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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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