Articles by Shastri Ramachandaran
Shastri Ramachandaran, December 27, 2011
India unwilling to be drawn into US-China conflicts
Shatri Ramachandaran, December 20, 2011
India set to take lead on abolishing nukes
Shastri Ramachandaran, December 10, 2011
Will China attack India again. And are we ready?
Shastri Ramachandaran, August 6, 2011
Impressions from an intimate enemy
Indian TFF Associate visits Pakistan...
Shastri Ramachandaran, May 16, 2011
Post-Osama, Pakistan may be more unrelenting on FMCT, the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty
Shastri Ramachandaran, May 18, 2011
Pakistan leans on China in face of US slams
Shastri Ramachandaran, May 15, 2011
Pakistan's generals in their labyrinth
Shastri Ramachandaran, Tribune of India, April 24, 2009
Change in Nepal - Starting trouble for Maoists
Nepal needs both democratic stability and peace. Thwarting the Maoists’ prerogative to lead a government would endanger stability. Letting the Maoists run away with a government without meeting the democratic pre-requisite of doing away with their extra-parliamentary props would put peace, and pluralism, at risk.
Shastri Ramachandaran, Tribune of India, April 24, 2008
India, Nepal have to re-envision relationship
The Maoists winning the democratic right to lead Nepal is more than an electoral event. It is a development of enormous significance for not only the people of Nepal but also the rest of the world, particularly India and South Asia. The Maoists put democracy on trial and they, in turn, were tested by the democratic process. Both the Maoists and democracy have won resoundingly. This is as much a paradigm shift for democracy as for the Maoists.
Shastri Ramachandaran, March 4, 2008
Trouble in the Terai - Nepal’s next big problem
Shastri Ramachandaran, The Tribune India, January 7, 2008
End of truce - Sri Lanka declares a new war
Shastri Ramachandaran, October 30, 2007
Nepal on knife-edge - Peace process being cut to pieces
The message is that henceforth the Maoists will call the shots; that they are not bound by the agreements to which they are a party. And, if they continue to swear by the peace process it is only to bind the SPA to abide by the terms the Maoists dictate.
Ramachandaran, The Tribune, January 14, 2007
“Marvellous falsehood, most pleasant”
Review of The History of Development: From Western Origins to Global
Faith by Gilbert Rist. "In a world where discourse is dominated
by simplistic arguments for and against globalisation between market
cheerleaders and protesting demonstrators, Rist compels critical reflection,
to liberate the mind from a single all-consuming delusion."
Ramachandaran, January 6, 2007
potentials and pitfalls (3 articles)
Ramachandaran , TFF
Bollywood. Munnabhai rescues Mahatma
The film demystifies Gandhism, strips it of philosophical and ideological
overload to its bare essential of how satyagraha can be invested with
meaning and result in everyday life. This has given Gandhigiri and the
film a cult-like status, making it a rage among the younger generation.
Shastri Ramachandaran, September 9,
of strife. India must avert war in Sri Lanka
The question “What can India do?” smacks of despair.
What India cannot do is known: India cannot mediate, supply combat equipment
or directly engage the LTTE. But India can prevail upon the GoSL to
call off its ground and aerial attacks immediately, and deprive the
LTTE of a chance to launch the fourth Eelam war. New Delhi should invite
Norway and the other co-chairs of the peace process and get them to
publicly declare that the (dead) process is actually dead.
Ramachandaran, September 9, 2006
Angst. Günther Grass has already punished himself
Germans known for their angst also have, like the Japanese, a sense
of honour. It is this sense of honour that may have driven Gunter Grass
to commit this hara-kiri of sorts. There’s no need to vilify and
pillory him when he has inflicted so much on himself.
Shastri Ramachandaran, June 29, 2006
Challenge: Nepal's road to a new democracy
The disarming of the Maoists, the role, size and complexion of Nepal's
army, the invitation to the UN to monitor and manage arms and armies
of both sides and, above all, the Maoists being a part of government
are issues that could puncture the prevalent euphoria. New Delhi, Washington,
the UK and the EU, has been silent with disapproval of the government's
"giving in" so readily to the Maoists...
review of War and Peace: Armed Struggle and Peace Efforts of Liberation
Tigers by Anton Balasingham
imperialism: Emerging circles of unreason
Lanka's path to peace
Delhi marches to Bush tune
er blevet kuppet
Delhi marcherer til Bushs melodi
tigre afslutter fredsnadver med et mæthedens ræb
betyder ikke demokrati
Tigers out of the Woods
reminders of home territories
- the shrinking of a Third Way pioneer