Monthly Archives: April 2012

How To End North Korea?

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa North Korea is fizzling. By trial and error. Being human, our common humanity will enable the North Korean regime to eventually succeed in sending their rocket up and perhaps across the fence into … Continue reading

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Taliban: The Afghan Opium Problem

By Snehal Manjrekar, India Subject Matter/Language Editor: Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa The Silk Road, about 400 years ago, was a giant trade corridor covering a colossal swath of geography with diverse climatic conditions from Turkey to China served … Continue reading

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Ben Bernanke Is No Private Ryan

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa It is clear from the President Obama’s parodies at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner that the time is up for both the United States Secret Service and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The … Continue reading

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Sholay: The Embers Of Geopolitics

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa I was 7 years old when one of the greatest films of Indian cinema was made, in 1975, launching Amitabh Bachchan and Amjad Khan, along side the then already seasoned actors Dharmendra and … Continue reading

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The Fates Of The Euro

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa The euro must decide which one of the remaining two Moirai applies to its condition, with the Germans hoping that it is not Atropos, and the French telling the Germans how to avoid the destiny of … Continue reading

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The Obama Fed After Bernanke

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa Amidst this tenuous economic recovery, President Obama must reconstitute the new Fed Board swiftly into a more intellectually balanced monetary policy making operation open to diverse views before decisions are made, by replacing … Continue reading

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A Short Note On The US Economy

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa Ceteris Paribus, US economy has recovered well since the First Quarter of 2011. It demonstrated a steady growth pattern, albeit with some fluctuations, appearing to settle around a mean annualized real growth rate … Continue reading

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