Category Globalisation

Current Conflict Is Essentially Between Global and Local

By Prof R.Vaidyanathan on 24th April 2017 The western world view has dominated for the last 200 or so years and hence their idea of “modern man’ is accepted as the “idea”. It is supposed to transcend territories and cultures. It assumes that “one size” fits all and enunciates “one model” works for all. In […]

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The Rise and Fall of Globalisation

Throughout the seventies and eighties it was globalization [The G word] of manufacturing facilities that is Product Markets. The anecdotal evidence often told in many a business school classrooms used to be like this. The doors of the Ford car are made in Barcelona and the seat cushions near Budapest and gearbox in the suburbs […]

Brexit And End of Globalisation?

By Prof. R Vaidyanathan on 14th July 2016 When Britain voted to leave EU [called British Exit—or Brexit] the Dutch Prime minister Mark Rutte said “England has collapsed politically, constitutionally and economically” [Financial Times 29-06-2016] The vote by Britain has also impacted the unity of United Kingdom since Scotland and Northern Ireland wanted to continue […]

Will Saudi Arabia Destabilize global Financial Markets?

By Prof. R Vaidyanathan At the heart of the matter is 28 pages of the original Congressional report which probed the 9/11 attack on twin towers. These 28 pages were never released since it is supposed to link some members of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as abettors of that crime. Now the US Congress is […]

Transnationals/Tax Havens/Terrorism – How the TTT s destroyed Westphalian consensus on National Sovereignty

http://www.vifindia.org/article/2015/july/09/transnationals-tax-havens-terrorism-how-the-ttt-s-destroyed-westphalian-consensus-on-national-sovereignty By Prof. Vaidyanathan on 9th July 2015 In the context of the strikes made against terror camps on the border of Manipur/Nagaland by the Indian Army; there has been number of discussions about national sovereignty and the role of individual States. Actually in the last few decades the activities of transnational corporations aided by […]

As Europe goes down, we need to be prepared for consequences

The European economic and social crisis is becoming worse with each passing day. One business channel asked me in 2008 how long it might take to recover and I responded saying 40 quarters — they never came back to interview. But now I forecast it may never recover. Sri Aurobindo said that India will rise […]

Why India needs to prepare for the decline of the West

Two reports released this week in the US will have significant and far-reaching implications for countries like India. These reports are: Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, by the US National Intelligence Council, and US Strategy for a Post-Western World: Envisioning 2030, by the Atlantic Council. These reports should be read and digested by countries like India as we […]

It is not just a financial crisis

It was suggested that the crisis in the economy of the West will get sorted in a few months and later it was felt in a few years. When there was a crisis in East Asia it was called Asian crisis and then there was a Latin American crisis. But when there is a crisis […]

Swalpa Adjust Madi

There was interesting news couple of years before which was sourced to BBC and covered in some of the newspapers. A survey of more than 1,000 men in India has concluded that condoms made according to international sizes are too large for a majority of Indian men. The study found that more than half of […]

Why the decline of the West is best for us – and them

Ten years ago, America had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash. Now it has no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash. Or so the joke goes. Only, it’s no joke. The line is pretty close to reality in the US. The less said about Europe the better.Both the US and Europe are in decline. […]