IndUS Forum Blog

May 23rd

2012

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CategoryPosted in Economics
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A Struggle for the Soul: What Indian and the US can learn from each other

Professor Prabhu Guptara at Reed Smith in Philadelphia. This event was a part of the Distinguished Speaker Series tour produced by the IndUS Forum.

May 12th

2012

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CategoryPosted in Spirituality
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Understanding Indian Spiritualities part 2

Professor Prabhu Guptara at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta. Apart of the Distinguished Speaker Series tour produced by the IndUS Forum.

Apr 26th

2012

Author By Prabhu Guptara
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Trees, Jackals, Parasites, Window watchers – and the need for a new kind of politics

(As written in the International Indian Magazine)  I was kicked out of India by Mrs Indira Gandhi’s government because I was not prepared to sit quietly and watch the country’s institutions being subverted during the Emergency. Not that I did a lot, or even anything much. I only raised my voice. And, as I was […]

Apr 16th

2012

Author By Prabhu Guptara
CategoryPosted in Economics
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India-US Geo-Economic Strategies and Roles in the 21st Century

A short summary of my talk at the event held in the Hindu temple in NY, organised by GOPIO and co-sponsored by the Indian Jewish Council, IndUS Forum and other organizations. “The USA can continue to fight merely selfishly for its own interests within the wrong sort of globalisation that we have today, or the […]

Apr 16th

2012

Author By Prabhu Guptara
CategoryPosted in Economics
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The Cost of Corruption

“As seen in the International Indian magazine” There are many ways to measure how much money is being lost to our nation through our corruption.   Here is one measure: In just four years, EU-India trade increased by 31% to over 53 billion euro in 2009.  Also, since 2003, EU investment to India more than quadrupled to […]

Apr 6th

2012

Author By Prabhu Guptara
CategoryPosted in IndUS Forum Blog
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The meaning of Good Friday to a Hindu

As I am struggling with the meanings of festivals I thought I knew well (Holi, Dussehra…), I am also starting to struggle with the meaning of festivals in other traditions. But what is being commemorated around the world right now is a sort of universal festival, and I am meditating on the awful and awesome […]

Dec 30th

2011

Author By Prabhu Guptara
CategoryPosted in Current events
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Forecast For 2012

I am probably in a minority of one in making the following forecast, but here it is for what it is worth.   Let me start with the apparently not very important countries, explain why I am doing so, and then move to the more important countries, and finally to what implications all that has […]

Nov 30th

2011

Author By Prabhu Guptara
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Science and Technology in the Vedas

I’m afraid that I have only just got around to reading a book by the above title, published in 2007, Dr. R.V.S.S Avadhanulu.   It exemplifies all the strengths and all the weaknesses of the conservative view.   Strengths: it is clear, well organised, makes excellent distinctions, and is based on sound knowledge of Sanskrit […]

Nov 29th

2011

Author By Prabhu Guptara
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“On a Visit, near Lucknow” (Poem written in April 2011)

That chandelier you see, Sir, is Belgian. True, one bulb is missing, some are cracked, And all are – ahem – dusty From the labours of servants who were ignorant or overenthusiastic.   That clock, sir, like this simple toast rack, doesn’t work any more.   But in our heyday, Sir, can you imagine how […]

Nov 7th

2011

Author By Prabhu Guptara
CategoryPosted in Economics
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“Surviving and Succeeding as a Business Executive”

Your Excellencies, Professor Dr Mrs Vijaya Katti, Professor Dr Ravi Shanker, Mr R K Mitra IFS, Dr Biswajit Nag, Honoured Representatives of Foreign Embassies and High Commissions, other Distinguished Guests, Respected Faculty, dear Participants in the IIFT programmes, and Comperes Mr Rajiv Mishra and Mrs Kanupriya Saigal:   My thanks to you, Kanupriya, for that […]

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