Plain Tales from British India – The New York Review of Books For all the irrigation projects, new railways, and imperviousness to bribes, the Raj presided over the destruction of Indian political institutions and cultural and artistic self-confidence, while the economic figures speak for themselves. In 1600, when the East India Company was founded, Britain […]

Why Australia hates asylum seekers – | Christos Tsiolkas | The Monthly Yet all of us, no matter which side of the asylum seeker debate we fall on, know that even if all the bloody boats were stopped, if they were all sent back into Indonesian waters, if we put all those on board into […]

“The greatest danger to India’s future” was not Pakistan “but overconfidence” This hits home… http://ow.ly/mIYqi

A good summary of Hillary Clinton’s trip and the state of the US-India relationship. http://ow.ly/aS6I2

“..at its core, the Agni V project isn’t driven by credibility, deterrence, or even military strategy — it’s about mending a broken Indian psyche.” Hmmm. http://ow.ly/atNJw

  Hot haul from jailbird of bling ANDREW HORNERYHORNER ahornery@smh.com.au Phone 9282 2886 @horneryhor The Sydney Morning Herald 2 July 2011 The tiny cellRajina Subramaniam calls home at Silverwater jail is a far cry fromthe plush surrounds of Sydney’s glamorous designer boutiques and fine jewellers, a glittering world where she once was treated like a […]

via youtube.com Sanjay Dutt on his rules for “Manliness”… time warp stuff.

via smh.com.au Astroturfing. Get ready for much more of this.

  Poo paper proves divine piece of luck Mark Magnier The Sydney Morning Herald 19 March 2011 JAIPUR, India: A thousandkilometre journey begins with a single step. Sometimes that step leaves a little something on your shoe. Vijender Shekhawat’s big break came while visiting a shrine near the Amber Fort in Jaipur, India, when he […]

Sari sight … Kristina Keneally presents the Indian Subcontinent Community awards on February 18 at Government House. She says the new awards were set up in response to community demand. HUNDREDS of thousands of taxpayer dollars are being poured into awards for ethnic communities prominent in seats being contested by some of the government’s most […]

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