Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Emerging Political Calendar

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa Sometimes, especially political leaders habituated to winning, must take losses as blessings in disguise without griping too much about dissent. President Obama, in spite of being a self-proclaimed black man on the 2010 census … Continue reading

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“The Guts To Govern”

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa “Instead of fearing what may happen, let’s prove that we have more than just the brains to govern — that we have the guts to govern.” David Plouffe The Washington Post, Sunday, January 24, … Continue reading

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At Last, Recognizing The Budget Constraint

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa (This article was submitted to The Washington Post as an Op-Ed on 01/26/2010, on the eve of the President’s State of the Union and on India’s Republic Day, India being my country of emigration … Continue reading

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CC: Credit Card Reform

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa (This article was submitted to The Washington Post as an Op-Ed on 01/24/2010. As a possible case of illegal government harassment of me, my wireless AT&T telephone bill exceeded $3000 during the billing period … Continue reading

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Politics And Policy

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa The relationship between politics and policy can be confounding to those who have to face the consequences of both in a democracy. Policies are about solutions to the problems being faced by a society, … Continue reading

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Is Shanghai Ranking Short Changing The Emerging Countries?

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa The Shanghai Ranking consultancy has published its prestigious ranking of the world’s top universities. And none of the top ten is Chinese. 8 are American and 2 are British. The consultancy’s latest world university … Continue reading

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The Meaning Of The Second Coming

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa The Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, Timothy Geithner, had called me at my desk at the Federal Reserve several weeks ago. As a lower mid-level Federal Reserve employee whose desk job … Continue reading

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