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Feb 11th

2013

Author By IndusForum
CategoryPosted in Economics
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Dadu’s final remarks on building an effective Anti corruption movement Part 4

Dear Dadu,   In two of your letters, you covered some essentials regarding understanding the problem of corruption in our country, and you touched some basic considerations about what is needed to build an anti-corruption movement in our country.     But I am somehow unsatisfied and feel that there is something at least a […]

Feb 9th

2013

Author By IndusForum
CategoryPosted in Economics
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Dadu on Building an Anti Corruption Movement Part 3

Dear Dadu,   Last month, you explained that you foresaw Anna Hazare’s movement fizzling out because it lacked an adequate understanding of the problem, because it does not understand how to build a movement in our country, and because you doubted that it had the willingness and ability to pay the cost of actually building […]

Feb 5th

2013

Author By IndusForum
CategoryPosted in Economics
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Dadu on Building an Anti Corruption Movement Part 2

Dear Dadu In your last letter, you explained why the Anna Hazare movement was bound to fail because it lacked an adequate understanding of the problem of corruption. However, you also said that the movement failed because it had an inadequate understanding of how to build a movement! Could you please explain what you mean? […]

Feb 5th

2013

Author By IndusForum
CategoryPosted in Economics
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Dadu on Anti Corruption Part 1

Dear Dadu Now the anti-corruption movement seems to have lost steam! Even one of the Ministers of a State Government (Shivpal Singh Yadav, Minister for Public Works, UP Government) has said: “If you work hard, and put your heart and soul into it … then you are allowed to steal some… but don’t be a […]

Feb 4th

2013

Author By IndusForum
CategoryPosted in Politics
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Dadu on Empty Patriotism versus Real Patriotism

Dear Dadu Your letter to me last month mentioned “empty patriotism”. Whatever do you mean by such an expression? How can patriotism be “empty”? Love Saafaa   Dear Saafaa Ah, I am sorry that I use such puzzling expressions sometimes, but I have so much writing to do for my work that, in my private […]

Feb 1st

2013

Author By IndusForum
CategoryPosted in Current events
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Dadu on succeding as a business executive

Dear Dadu I have tried very hard to get a good job, and you will be pleased to hear that I have finally landed in the company for which I most wanted to work!  Moreover, I have even landed at the right level – my job is team leader! Any advice as I start work? […]

Jan 18th

2013

Author By IndusForum
CategoryPosted in Current events
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Dadu on Bollywood

Dear Dadu Sometimes you are very enthusiastic about our Bollywood films, and sometimes you are quite scathing. I don’t understand why. Could you please explain? Love Saafaa Dear Saafaa You are right. Overall, I admire Bollywood because people all over our country love these films, so it is the closest we have to a national […]

Oct 22nd

2012

Author By Prabhu Guptara
CategoryPosted in Economics
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Corruption in India before and after independence

We still like to blame the British for what they did to India – but they left India in 1947, which was 65 years ago! How many generations of our own political leaders have come and gone since then in India?! It is our own ruling elites who have looted us in these 65 years […]

Sep 10th

2012

Author By IndusForum
CategoryPosted in IndUS Forum Blog
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A Struggle for the Soul – Video

What India and the US can learn from each other:  In this presentation at the law offices of Reed Smith in Philadelphia, Professor Guptara examines the histories of both the US and India from the viewpoint of a struggle for their souls.  In the case of the US, the struggle has been between varieties of […]

May 29th

2012

Author By IndusForum
CategoryPosted in Current events
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Intensifying Global Competition in the 21st Century: Are India and Indians Ready?

Professor Prabhu Guptara at George Washington University in Washington D.C. This event was a part of the Distinguished Speaker Series tour produced by the IndUS Forum.

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