When I finished my schooling in my home town Kayamkulam with a first class, my father, K. Parameswaran Pillai, decided that I would go to a university and that too in Thiruvananthapuram. Many had advised my parents to put me into the one-year ... The Hindu, 1 month ago
Sushma Swaraj, like Hillary Clinton, has a strong political base in her own party and is likely to have her imprint on foreign policy, says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan. Sushama Swaraj as external affairs minister to Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be like Hillary Clinton as secretary of state to President Barack Obama. Both of them have steely determination, clear vision and courage, together with charm and friendliness, which are assets for the top diplomat in any country. Swaraj is likely to ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Thiruvananthapuram did not give Shashi Tharoor a resounding victory, but did not abandon him either. If he learns his lessons and avoids the pitfalls of the past, he will have a bright political future, says T P Sreenivasan. After trailing for several hours behind the Bharatiya Janata Party's O Rajagopal, Shashi Tharoor has emerged victorious in Thiruvananthapuram constituency in Kerala by a margin of 14,501 votes. This is a remarkable victory when the Congress party was devastated in the rest ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Foreign policy-making cannot be shifted out of Delhi and the regional satraps, who do not have a national perspective, should not be allowed to dominate foreign policy. But regional inputs should be integral to foreign policy-making at every step of the way,' says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan. A tough line towards Pakistan, greater attention to building of Brand India, and a bigger role for the states in foreign policy-making are the proposed modifications of foreign policy put forward so far by ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Two decisions handed down by the Supreme Court have spread gloom in Kerala as they have shaken two basic faiths of a majority of the people in the state, says T P Sreenivasan. Unseasonal and devastating rain is not the only challenge that Kerala is facing these days. Two decisions handed down by the Supreme Court have spread gloom in Kerala as they have shaken two basic faiths of a majority of the people in the state. The faith in the presiding deity of Thiruvananthapuram, Padmanabha Swamy, is ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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