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Blog Past: The Deadly Arms Game

December 4th, 2011 · No Comments

I wrote this last year as part of a series: India needs massive investments in its infrastructure. We need billions of dollars for high-speed rail networks, for solar power research and development, for quality universal primary education, for dozens of new cities, for building our urban metros (without needing to wait for CWG-like events), high-speed [...]

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Best of 2010: Politics

December 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Deadly Arms Game Corruption Stories The Uns of India Gov 2.0: 10 Learnings for India Pretty Good Principles for India It’s Up To Us Now India’s Silent Majority 2 Questions on India and My Answers Neighbourhood Action Committees

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The Deadly Arms Game – Part 5

November 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Votebanks are exactly the reason why people in Urban India need to come together in an association like the United Voters of India. Unless we self-organise and force each of the political parties to realise that  the swing vote (and hence their victory or defeat) lies in our hands, Urban Middle India is going to [...]

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The Deadly Arms Game – Part 4

November 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment

India needs massive investments in its infrastructure. We need billions of dollars for high-speed rail networks, for solar power research and development, for quality universal primary education, for dozens of new cities, for building our urban metros (without needing to wait for CWG-like events), high-speed ubiquitous broadband networks, and more. We need this to happen [...]

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The Deadly Arms Game – Part 3

November 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Naturally, weapons manufacturers thrive in a world of armed conflict. They are not alone, though. Arms dealers also have a similar interest. After real estate, spectrum licences and mining rights, arms deals are an excellent way to siphon away massive amounts of money. Remember Bofors? It caught the headlines for a while but was only [...]

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The Deadly Arms Game – Part 2

November 9th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Around the time of the Kargil war in July 1999, this is what Atanu Dey wrote in an article entitled “Dollar Auctions and Deadly Games“: One enlightening model of human behavior is the so-called “Dollar Auction” which illustrates the sort of trap that conflicts can lead to with costly consequences. This auction proceeds much as [...]

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The Deadly Arms Game – Part 1

November 8th, 2010 · 3 Comments

As Obama comes to India, we are waiting to give many US companies large defence contracts. The New York Times last Friday, in an article entitled “Wealthy and Worried, India Is Rich Arms Market,” wrote: India, flush with new wealth but worried about its national security, is rapidly turning into one of the world’s most [...]

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