From Chanakya To Modi – A Discussion of “Indian Exceptionalism” by Aparna Pande

  As we wrote last week, “we have developed a healthy contempt towards the “work” American Think Tanks do about India“. Why? Because their “work” is mainly “directed towards making India the way they want it to be“. We added: “There is everything wrong with it in terms of preventing hard reasoned analysis of India…

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Interesting TACs of the Week (September 16 – September 22, 2017)

Summary – A top-down review of interesting calls and comments made last week in Treasuries, monetary policy, economics, stocks, bonds & commodities. TAC 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 our comments. This is an article…

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Madhav Khosla & Milan Vaishnav in Foreign Affairs about India – Ignorance or Indoctrination?

  Honestly, we have developed a healthy contempt towards the “work” American Think Tanks do about India. It isn’t honest work by any definition unless you define creating & marketing false propaganda as “honest”. The propaganda is directed towards making India the way they want it to be. There is nothing wrong with this from…

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Interesting TACs of the Week (September 9 – September 15, 2017)

Summary – A top-down review of interesting calls and comments made last week in Treasuries, monetary policy, economics, stocks, bonds & commodities. TAC 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 our comments. This is an article…

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Kudos to PM Modi; Congrats to RM Sitharaman; Now About the Spelling!

  Kudos to Prime Minister Modi for choosing Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman for the important & visible position of Raksha Mantri (Defense Minister) of India. This may be & will certainly become one of the 2-3 most important positions in the Indian Cabinet. The recent confrontation with the Chinese Military at the tri-junction of India, Bhutan…

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Interesting TACs of the Week (September 2 – September 8, 2017)

Summary – A top-down review of interesting calls and comments made last week in Treasuries, monetary policy, economics, stocks, bonds & commodities. TAC 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 our comments. This is an article…

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Nature to Houston – “Water Needs Space” – Netherlands Today & MIT of 1961

  Mother Nature showed us this week who is the boss. Houston suffered the greatest single attack of water ever seen in American history. Hurricane Harvey was expected; its progress was tracked and we knew when it would hit & where. Yet, the enormity of what happened blew our minds. But Harvey on Houston was…

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Talking Is Not the Answer! Because America-North Korea Are Talking At Cross-Purposes?

  This past Tuesday North Korea launched a missile that flew in Japanese airspace. This was unprecedented because the previous North Korean missiles (1998 & 2009) that flew over Japan had such a high trajectory that they were not in Japanese airspace. This was talking the talk by Kim Jong un but not firing the…

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