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Rahul taking tried and tested route for 2014

Rahul taking tried and tested route for 2014

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Taking a leaf from the Congress’ 2004 campaign that saw it storming back to power, party vice president Rahul Gandhi is focussing on rural voters and the poor – historically the core support group of the Congress – by highlighting the UPA-II government’s social welfare agenda ahead of the 2014 general […]

Can Kevin Rudd be Trusted?

Can Kevin Rudd be Trusted?

In August 2007, the then Prime Minister John Howard decided to allow exports of Australian uranium to India. This policy was subsequently unilaterally reversed by Kevin Rudd when he was elected Prime Minister. He also unilaterally cancelled the 4 Nation War games which involved Australia, India, US and Japan. After Rudd was politically executed, Julia […]

The Mood for Change

The Mood for Change

The latest Fairfax opinion polls have confirmed what everyone is feeling. There is too much distraction in the Federal Labor government and the policy details are lost in the gibberish making it extremely difficult to sell any good news. The greatest failure of the Federal Labor Government is that it has not been able to […]

‘IT imports will be worth $400 billion in 2020’

‘IT imports will be worth $400 billion in 2020’

Panaji, Feb 20 India’s information technology (IT) imports will be worth $400 billion by the year 2020, much more than the country’s oil imports, a top industry honcho said Wednesday. J.V. Ramamurthy, president and chief operating officer of HCL Infosystems said India had to catch the IT and electronics manufacturing bus now, and make the […]

The Death of Nirbhay and Mutilation of Lance Naik Hemraj Singh

The Death of Nirbhay and Mutilation of Lance Naik Hemraj Singh

One of the most important global development since September 2001 will be the withdrawal of NATO forces in Afghanistan between now and 2014. Clearly the mission has failed and insurgents and Taliban have the upper hand. Time is on the side of Taliban and history has shown Taliban can’t be defeated. While this has implications […]

Wayne Swan Statement on the eve of his visit to India

Wayne Swan Statement on the eve of his visit to India

Tonight I depart for India to meet with senior Indian Government and business leaders to discuss the opportunities for our two countries in the Asian Century, building on the goodwill the Prime Minister generated in her October visit. India is an emerging economic powerhouse and one of Australia’s closest regional partners, so this visit will […]

An Open Letter to Tony Abbott

An Open Letter to Tony Abbott

To   Tony Abbott MHR, Federal Member for Warringah, Leader of the Opposition Leader, Liberal Party of Australia I wish to draw your attention to the petition being tabled by the Hon Warren Entsch of your party, calling upon the Australian House of Representatives to declare the killings of thousands of Sikhs in India in […]

The Lone Voice Behind the Microphone

The Lone Voice Behind the Microphone

Words spoken on Radio like bastards, bastardary, crap, must be on drugs, rape and pillage our nation, dump her in the sea, would put other people to shame but for Alan Jones it has been a way of life. Speaking continuously for 4 hours, 5 days a week is no mean task. Winner of Order […]

Australian Indians in Council Elections

Australian Indians in Council Elections

More than a decade back when I was working in India, in one of the offices I was allocated a seat on the same floor as the Vice President. Being close to him I did get to hear a lot of things he said. He always used to mention that in corporate offices there are […]

How does Taliban survive in Afghanistan?

How does Taliban survive in Afghanistan?

The world’s most powerful armies have struggled for more than a decade and yet have not overcome the enemy. Countries have spent over 500 billion dollars in this region to defeat the extremists with no luck. We are talking of Afghanistan where US has stationed over 90,000 troops in Afghanistan. The enemy is a bunch […]

The next step in cementing India Australia ties

The next step in cementing India Australia ties

A great opportunity was missed last month during the CeBIT Technology Fair, which is the largest technology exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere. An invitation was sent to Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to inaugurate the exhibition by the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. However, the Indian government instead sent ICT Minister Sachin Pilot to […]

Fixed Minimum Wages – A Blessing or a Curse?

Fixed Minimum Wages – A Blessing or a Curse?

It is the 3rd anniversary of attacks on Indian student in Australia and the subsequent exposes highlighting the exploitation in the employment of Indian students and malpractices in the labour market. I still remember a heated discussion, I had then with an acquaintance of mine, three years back, who at the end of the discussion […]

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